Varvara & Mar
Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet have been working together as an artist duo since 2009. They have exhibited their art pieces in a number of international shows and festivals. Last year the duo has been commission by Google and Barbican Centre for creating a new art piece for Digital Revolution exhibition. And this year their public art proposal for Green Square Library and Plaza in Sydney was nominated for the second and final stage.
In addition to that, they have been on non-stop residency tour for three years. The artist duo locates itself in the field of art and technology and is concerned about the new forms of art, innovation, and also the application of knitting in the field of digital fabrication. They are the authors of open source knitting machine Knitic and Circular Knitic. Their aim is the integration of textile fabrication into the makers’ culture. Thus, they use and challenge technology in order to explore novel concepts in art and design. Hence, research is an integral part of their creative practice.
In addition to kinetic and interactive installations, the artists have also experience with working in public space and with urban media.
Varvara (born in Tartu, Estonia), gained her bachelor degree in IT from Estonian IT College, master degree in digital media from ISNM in Germany and currently is a PhD candidate at the Estonian Art Academy in the department of Art and Design.
Mar (born in Barcelona) has two degrees: in art and design from ESDI in Barcelona and in computer game development from University Central Lancashire in UK. Also he is a co-founder of Derivart and Lummo.