Adriana Varella

Adriana Varella

Adriana Varella

Born in Rio/Brazil, lives and works in New York City.

Adriana Varella is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon anarchism/feminism/queer

(S/he) does audio-installations, Photos,drawings, performance, video-art-experimental, computer installation, site specific and public art.

Creates and organizes the Anarko Art Lab in NYC.   

Education
1996/98 FAPERJ with Federal University of Rio de Janeiro / UNIARTE / Research in video art and video installation - Rio/Brazil
1991/94 Parque Lage School of Visual Arts - Rio/Brazil


Permanent Public Art Project
2005
Digital DNA - (site specific) - Lytton Plaza, University Street with Emerson Ave - Palo Alto, California


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2010
Trans Project / Trans Pacific and Trans smalls sketches) - Oi Future Museum of Art and Technology - Rio / Brazil

1994
Anthropophagous Banquet - 12 channels Video installation, Republic Museum, Rio / Brazil

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

Aimlessly - Beyond Limits: Post Global Biennale/ San Diego Art Institute / CA

2013

Cracks in the civilized landscapes- Lesbian Herstory Archives, NYC

Resonance - Prism Breakup / Eyebeam -NYC

2012
Unlanguage - Mediations biennial - The Unknown - Poznan / Poland

Anarko Art Lab - Occupy Revolution here and now, Living Theater, NYC

Cracks - Performance and video –Dimanche Rouge, Paris, France

2011

Cracks/ 10 channels video installation / Mix Experimental Festival NYC


Spectacles in Flames ( Public Art Projects) /Flash: light Nuit Blanche/ New Museum, NYC


Chess- Anarko Art Festival – Deconstructing power; creating new routes – The Living Theater, NYC

Cracks drawings/Letters CATMChelsea Manhattan Art Gallery, NYC

NoTerritory - Lumen – Anarko Art Lab – Staten Island, NY

2010
Invented House - Endless Bridge (Manhattan Bridge), Leo Kuelbs Collections, Brooklyn and Berlin

2009

Meeting God - Mix Experimental Film Festival - Manhattan/NY
Transverse - The Map is not the territory - NYFA 2009 / Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
Mirror Organism - Anarchist Art Lab / Living Theater, Manhattan, NY
Spur Brooklyn -The End. And...Latin Collector, Manhattan, NY
Transpiration - Other world resonances - Anarchist Art Lab / Living Theater, Manhattan, NY
Nuclei - Reproduction (Proposal) Anarchist Art Lab. / Living Theater , Manhattan, NY

Vein - Luminous Flux Video Art - Galapagos Art Space, Dumbo, NY
Meeting God - Future=Fertile - Leo Kuelbs Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Heliogabalus and Consciousness causes collapse-Anarchist Art Festival - Living Theater, Manhattan, NY
Transmutation Landscape - The Object is illuminated - Latin Collector Gallery, Manhattan, NY

2008

Invented House - Public Art Project - Streets of San Francisco- San Francisco, CA
Space within space - Leo Kuelbs Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Holy Holes: Absolute Stalls - "Consciousness causes collapse" - Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

Manhattan FLOWER Bridge (Public Art Project Manhattan Bridge) DUMBO, NY

Staircase Public Art Project / Staircase Photo video Installation - Allied Kinetics - Leo Kuelbs Collection, Brooklyn,NY

2007
Action number 3 (Altar) / Exorcising the church - Public Art Project (entrance doors) - Judson Memorial Church - Manhattan, NY

2006
Spur Brooklyn - Video Installation - D.U.M.B.O under the bridge project, Brooklyn, NY

2005
Adam/Soldier - Photo Video installation -Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA

Actions number 1,2,3 - Video Art - San Francisco County Fair Building on Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA

Video installations - and Video Art - Itau Cultural -Made in Brazil project -ZKM(Germany) WRO (Poland) Videoart Center Tokyo (Japan),Triangle (France), SESC Sao Paulo and Videobrasil (Brazil)

2004
Possession - Photo Installation- Art Explosion, San Francisco, CA

2003
Identity - "Landing " - Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA Ariadne (project 3) - Video - Venus film festival - New York City - NY

2002
DDNA1 - Anno Domini- Phantom Galleries - San Jose windows project - Temporary public art - San Jose, CA
Ariadne (project 1) - video installation and photos - Ballaco Gallery - San Francisco, CA

2001
Interference on Public TV broadcast - 24th International Biennial of Art, Ljubljana - Slovenia
Paradoxical Images - Video Installations - School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Deviation of the feminine - Nomad extension (Constructed Identity) and Narcissus - video installation - CCCEF - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Spur (Dialogs) - video installation "Rumos Visuais" Project / Itaú Cultural - Brazil / São Paulo / Recife / Minas Gerais - Brazil
Seeing trough her eyes - video installation - FUNART National Foundation for the Arts - Rio de Janeiro- Brazil

1999
Random Field - Video Installation - Gallery for Contemporary Arts at the Telephone Museum - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Living in the randomness - Video Etchings - "Exposição Espaço gravado" Gallery for Contemporary Arts at the Telephone Museum - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Ego Formula - Video Etchings - Bennett University - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

1998
Circular Frequency - Video Installation - School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Book -Video - Object " Borderline " - Video Installation, Paco das Artes - SP - Brazil

Zone 0 - Video Installation - Museum of Modern Art - Rio de Janeiro -Brazil

1997
Temporary Body- dance -video installation / Centro Cultural Itaú - SP- Brazil
In This is What is in This - video installation /DBKV Deutsch-Brasilianische Kulturelle in Berlin MAM Receiver of screams- video installation -Exhibition
O Grito / National Museum of Fine Arts- RJ- Brazil

1996
Dodecaedro - Video Installation - Calouste Gulbekian Art Center- Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Electronic Egg - Sculpture - Estácio de Sá University - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

1995
Axis - Video Installation -Exhibition: Interdinamiótico - Fluminense Federal University- Rio de Janeiro

I.T.E.M. - Video Installation - Exhibition: A cor do Rio / CCC- RJ Collect Machine - Video Installation- Exhibition: Códigos Sincrônicos / CCC- Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

1994
Monad - video installation - Exhibition: Neural network / Parque Lage School of Visual Arts / RJ - Brazil

Khrónos - video installation - Parque Lage School of Visual Arts / Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

1991
Memory of the Hell - Dance video installation - Exhibition: "The Divine Comedy"/MAM Museum of Modern Art - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Awards & Grants

2009
NYFA New York Foundation for the Arts - The Mentoring Program

1998
Prize - Zone 0 (No - Territory) - video installation, XVI Brazilian National Exhibit of Contemporary Art / Museum of Modern Arts - RJ - Brazil

1997
Great Prize - Anthropophagous Banquet - video installation - ABRA Project Paço of Arts - SP - Brazil

1995
Prize - Filter / Fold and Point - video installation - XV Brazilian National Exhibit of Contemporary Art/National Museum of Arts - RJ- Brazil

1994
Great Prize - Monad - video installation - II Exhibition MAM Bahia/Museum of Modern Art - BA- Brazil

Collection

Museum of Modern Art - Bahia - Brazil
FUNARTE National Museum of Fine Arts - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Gerald Brett - USA
Susan Diridon - USA
The City of Palo Alto - USA

Books

TRANS - 300 pages book about Adriana Varella works by Oi Future Museum / Rio de Janeiro- Brazil
Made in Brazil - Three Decades of Brazilian Video by Arlindo Machado pages - 21,36,146,154,155,167