Artist Talk: Varvara & Mar
We presented the artistic duo Varvara & Mar, hosted by DDTlab, at the international art residency of the RUK network in March 2021. The artists presented their artistic practice and talked about current art projects and ideas in the field of robotics. The talk was moderated by critic and curator Irena Borić.
Varvara & Mar is an artist duo formed by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet in 2009. Their work is often inspired by the digital age. In their practice, they confront social changes and the impact of the technological era. In addition to that, Varvara & Mar are fascinated by artificial intelligence, kinetics, participation, and digital fabrication, which are integral parts of their work. They have exhibited their art pieces in a number of international shows and festivals such as MAD in New York, FACT in Liverpool, Santa Monica in Barcelona, Barbican and V&A Museum in London, Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Ars Electronica museum in Linz, ZKM in Karlsruhe, etc. In addition to that, the duo has completed various commissions, like Neuronal Landscapes (2018) for Estonian History Museum, Wishing Wall (2014) for Google and Barbican in frames of Digital Revolution exhibition, and more. In 2017 they completed a public art commission in Tallinn for NUKU Theatre and have been awarded several times the 2nd and the 3rd prizes for public art in Estonia.