Artist Jaro Varga (°1982) was born in Slovakia and lives and works in Prague (Czech Republic). As a visual artist and curator he seeks out situations where he can choreograph or initiate the movement of the visitor in his familiar environment by adding unknown circumstances and fiction. He explores new topographies and creates new insights about context and space by challenging the related behaviours that are stuck in our memory. Varga graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (Slovakia), the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria), the Academy of Fine Arts Wroclaw (Poland), and the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (United States). He has participated in solo and group exhibitions such as the Prague Biennale 6 (2013); When Artists Speak Truth, The 8th Floor, New York (2016); Bucharest Biennale 7 (2016); In Someone's Else Dream, SODA, Bratislava (2017); Missing Something and Itself Missing, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest (2017); About Books, AlbumArte, Rome (2018), and History is His Story, NEST space for art, The Hague (2019). As an artist in residence, Varga has worked for the Delfina Foundation in London (United Kingdom), Museums Quartier 21 Vienna (Austria), Futura Prague (Czech Republic), Heppen Transfer Warsaw (Poland), AIR Krems, Center for Art, and Architecture ZK/U Berlin (Germany), Triangle Arts Association New York (United States), and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul (South Korea).
40 kunstenaars uit 18 landen brengen 60 kunstwerken op 16 binnen- en buitenlocaties naar Kortrijk.