Born in Argentina, Varela was raised in Spain to complete his studies at Royal Academy of Fine
Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. Julio Varela’s work is build upon notions of fragmentation where
contradiction and humour cross paths quite frequently. The artist proposes an itinerary as
categorical as it is trivial that enables him to explore the idea of the marginal —not as much in a
socioeconomic sense but rather as an unfolding experience of the absurd-quotidian.
Julio Varela studied BA in Printmaking, Royal Academy of Art and Design, Antwerp ( Belgium)
2015 and later MA in Printmaking, Royal Academy of Art and Design, Antwerp (Belgium) 2016. He
undertook a residency Research, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China 2018- 2019. Solo
and group exhibitions and projects include Tereré, Galería Fermay, Hit Me On The Head I Got Ohh!
(2022), Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China (2019, 2017), Alumni Royal academy
Antwerp, at Forbiden city, Beijin, China (2018), Masters Salon, Royal Academy of fine Arts
Antwerp, Belgium, (2017), Capital M, Antwerp, Belgium 2016, When Art Seeks Understanding:
The Billboard as a Meeting Point, Billboard project, Antwerpen, Belgium, 2016, Price Frans Dille,
Museum Plantijn Moretus, Antwerp Belgium 2015-2016