Antwerp Art Weekend

18 - 21 May 2023

Julio Varela

Represented by Galeria Fermay

Born in 1991 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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