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.”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

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