Jaro Varga

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Jaro Varga (b. 1982, Slovakia) is an artist and curator who lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. He earned a master’s degree and a PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. His projects were shown in solo and group exhibitions, including “The Artist’s Book Triennial” (Book Art Museum, Łódź, Poland, 2022), “The Yellow Book” (solo show, Chiquita Room, Tàpies Foundation, Arús Library, Museum Picasso, Barcelona, 2021), Triennial Kortrijk (Paradise, Belgium, 2021), “Secret Language” (Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, 2021), Triennal 2021 (Museum of Arts, Olomouc, Czech Republic), “History is His Story” (NEST ruimte voor kunst, The Hague, 2019), “SIGNAL – The Story of Slovak (Post)conceptual Art” (Ludwig Museum Budapest, 2019), “Traveling to the End” (National Museum of Modern and Contemorary Art, ChangDong, Seoul South Korea, 2019), “I Found It Somewhere but I Cannot Find It” (solo show, site-specific installation in an old synagogue, Samorin, Slovakia, 2018), “When Artists Speak Truth” (The 8th Floor Gallery, New York, 2016), among others.

In August 2023 Jaro Varga will have a solo show at the Haifa Museum of Art, Israel.

  • Exhibition view image "In Someone Else's Game" 2023
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"I Found It Somewhere, but I Cannot Find It" 2018 interactive site specific installation, Synagogue 2700 ceramic tiles Samorin, At Home Gallery photo: Peter Čintalan

Jaro Varga, Smuggling the Past into This Brief Moment

an interview with Eva Heisler