Paloma Varga Weisz (born 1966) is a contemporary artist living in Germany, best known for her sculptures and drawings. In 2012, six of her drawings were acquired by and exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art. She lives and works in Düsseldorf.
Paloma Varga Weisz was trained as a woodcarver from 1987–90 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From 1990 to 1998 she studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Tony Cragg and Gerhard Merz. Her multifaceted practice includes sculptures and installations mainly in wood and ceramics, as well as watercolors and drawings. Angela Stief, a curator at the Kunsthalle Wien, has said of her work: “Paloma Varga Weisz’ sculptural oeuvre, characterised by obvious references to traditional iconography and handcraft, joins the historical with a contemporary artistic practice that only rarely reveals its genealogical roots.”
2019 Paloma Varga Wiesz, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands (forthcoming) 2018 Wild Bunch, Sadie Coles HQ, London 2017 Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon 2017 Skulpturenhalle, Thomas Schütte Foundation, Neuss/ Holzheim, Germany (cat.) 2016 Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo 2016 Kabinettstück, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen, Germany 2015 Root of a Dream, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (cat.) 2015 Glory Hole, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria 2015 Bois Dormant, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels 2014 Sadie Coles HQ, London 2013 Krummer Hund, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 2013 Krummer Hund, Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany 2013 Unfired, CAPRI, Düsseldorf, Germany 2012 Maison de Plaisance (with Rosemarie Trockel), Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany 2012 Sadie Coles HQ, London 2011 Spirits of My Flesh, Chapter, Cardiff, UK 2009 Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel 2008 Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY) 2008 Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin 2008 Bumped Body, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Karlsplatz, Vienna (cat.) 2007 Sadie Coles HQ, London 2006 Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 2005 Chor, Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY) (cat.) 2005 Sadie Coles HQ, London 2004 Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany 2003 Stubaifrau, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany 2002 Big Trip, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany 2002 Waldfrau, Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy 2002 Kunstraum Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Tirol, Austria 2001 Bremerhavenstipendium, Kunstverein, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany 2000 Paloma Caberet (in cooperation with Alexander Jasch), Adelin Morlon Art Direction,Düsseldorf, Germany
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