Varda Caivano

  • Untitled 2019 87.7 × 58.0 cm (frame: 147.7 × 118.0 cm) water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen ©️Varda Caivano 
  • Untitled 2019 90.9 × 57.6 cm (frame: 150.9 × 117.6 cm) water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen ©️Varda Caivano 
  • Untitled 2019 97.7 × 62.2 cm (frame: 157.7 × 122.2 cm) water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen ©️Varda Caivano 
  • Untitled 2019 86.3 × 54.3 cm (frame: 146.3 × 118.5 cm) water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen ©️Varda Caivano 
  • Untitled 2019 96.7 × 61.2 cm (frame: 165.2 × 120.6 cm) water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen ©️Varda Caivano 
  • Untitled 2019 84.0 × 51.7 cm (frame: 144.0 × 111.7 cm) water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen ©️Varda Caivano 
  • Untitled 2019 41.5 × 53.8 cm (frame: 118.6 × 106.1 cm) water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen ©️Varda Caivano 
  • Untitled 2019 105.5 × 50.8 cm (frame: 168.7 × 115.2 cm) water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen ©️Varda Caivano 
  • Untitled 2019 94.6 × 61.2 cm(frame: 157.7 × 125.5 cm) water-based oil paint (gouache and ink) on linen ©️Varda Caivano 
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Varda Caivano" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2019 ©Varda Caivano photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Untitled 2016 oil, charcoal on canvas 180.0 × 60.5 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2015 oil on canvas 141.2 × 84.2 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2015 oil on canvas 141.2 × 84.2 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2016 oil and charcoal on canvas 76.5 × 102 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "The DENSITY of the ACTIONS" at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, USA, 2015 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "The DENSITY of the ACTIONS" at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, USA, 2015 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "The DENSITY of the ACTIONS" at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, USA, 2015 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "The DENSITY of the ACTIONS" at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, USA, 2015 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "The DENSITY of the ACTIONS" at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, USA, 2015 ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2013 oil on canvas 98.0 × 57.5 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2013 acrylic on canvas 131.0 × 39.5 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2013 acrylic and charcoal on canvas 112.5 × 158.5 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2009 oil on canvas wall piece: 96.5 × 141.0 cm/ floor piece: 134.5 × 249.0 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "In the Studio" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "In the Studio" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "In the Studio" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "In the Studio" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "In the Studio" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2008 oil on canvas 100.0 × 40.0 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2009 oil on canvas 90 × 60 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2009 oil on canvas 70.0 × 100.0 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2009 oil on canvas 80.0 × 50.0 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2008 oil on canvas 60 × 40 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 100.0 × 60.0 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 100.0 × 60.0 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2007 oil on canvas 51.0 × 70.0 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Untitled 2007 30.5 × 50 cm ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "The Inner Me" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Japan, 2009 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "The Inner Me" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Japan, 2009 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "The Inner Me" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Japan, 2009 ©Varda Caivano
  • Installation view from "The Inner Me" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Japan, 2009 ©Varda Caivano

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1971, Varda Caivano graduated from her masters at the Royal College of Art (London) in 2004, having previously been educated to degree level in sciences (Biology), and humanities (Art History), the latter taken at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. On moving to the United Kingdom in the early 2000s to complete a graduate diploma at Goldsmiths University in Fine Art, she followed this with her RCA MA, where Caivano is now Faculty Lecturer in painting, alongside her commitment as artist ‘supervisor’ of the independent studio programme at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, Holland.

Residencies undertaken recently include a recent research period, courtesy of CCA Andratx, Mallorca, in Spain, a space and time which has informed key aspects of her material and investigative thinking for the exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo in 2019.

International solo exhibitions of note include ‘The DENSITY of the ACTIONS’ curated by Solveig Øvstebø at The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago i(2015), significant international Biennales include curator Massilliano Gioni’s, `The Encyclopedic Palace` at the 55th Venice Biennale in Italy (2013), and participation in the Gwangju Biennale in Korea in 2012.

In Japan her works have been placed in many notable public and private collections to date, including the public collection of the National Museum of Art in Osaka.

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Hastings Contemporary, Hastings, UK (forthcoming)
Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2019 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015 “The DENSITY of the ACTIONS” The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, USA
Victoria Miro, London, UK
2013 “In the Studio” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 CIRCUS, Berlin, Germany
2011 “Voice” Victoria Miro, London, UK
2009 “The Inner Me” Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Japan
2007 Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Sies + Höke Galerie, Düseldorf, Germany
2006 Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
2005 Victoria Miro, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2020 “No horizon, no edge to liquid” Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
2019 “Globe as a Palette; Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection” Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art/ Kushiro Art Museum/ Hakodate Museum of Art/ Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan
"Slow Painting” organized by Hayward Gallery Touring, Leeds Museum and Art Gallery, Leeds, UK[travels to The Levinsky Gallery, The Arts Institute - University of Plymouth, Plymouth; The Edge, Univerysity of Bath and Bath Spa School of Art and Design, Bath; Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and Thurso Art Gallery, Inverness, UK]
2018 “Collection 2: The 1980s Zeitgeist as a Point of Departure” The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
“The Divine Joke” Curated by Barry Schwabsky, Anita Rogers Gallery, New York, NY, USA
“Surface Work” Victoria Miro (Wharf Road), London, UK
2017 “Group exhibition” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Summer Exhibition” Royal Academy, London, UK
2016 “Evolutionary Travels” Fundación Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Between Something and Nothing” Richard Telles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
“Permeable Edge” Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, UK
“A Way of Living” A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
“In this soup we swim” Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK
2014 “Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery” TOLOT/ heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo, Japan
2013 “Why not live for Art? II -9 collectors reveal their treasures” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“55th International Art Exhibition: The Encyclopedic Palace” La Biennale di Venezia, Italy

“Artists’Artists” CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
2012 Gwangju Biennial, Korea

“S, M, L, XL” Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Three Positions in Painting” Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany
“Collection” The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

“Is Resistance Useless?” Marcelle Alix, Paris, France

“Be With Me” Peter Bergman, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 “Fountains and Drains” The British School at Rome, Italy
“Nakanoshima Collections” The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2010 “Rebecca Morris, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Mary Heilmann, and Varda Caivano” Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

“Resonance” Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan
“British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet” Nottingham, UK [traveled to Hayward Gallery, London; Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art; Plymouth Arts Centre, UK]
2009 “A Sort of Night to the Mind, A Kind of Night for our Thoughts” Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK

“We’re Moving (selected graduates)” Royal College of Art, London, UK
“East End Academy: The Painting Edition” Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

“CAVE PAINTING: Installment #1” Graham’s Ghost, New York, NY, USA
2008 “Rose Tinted Glasses” Gavin Brown passerby, New York, NY

“Imaginary Realities: Constructed Worlds in Abstract and Figurative Painting” Max Wigram Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Space, London, UK

“Jerwood Contemporary Painters” Jerwood Space, London, UK
Busan Biennale, Korea

“M25: Around London” curated by Barry Schwabsky, CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain

“Swans Reflecting Elephants: Varda Caivano, Renee So, Rose Wylie” Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2007 “Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative” Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
2006 “World-Gone-Mad” Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK; Limehouse Arts Foundation, London, UK
2005 “Mourning” Sies + Höke Galerie, Düseldorf, Germany

“Expanded Painting -Prague Biennale 2” Prague, Czech

“London in Züich” Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
2008 “Painting 2004” Victoria Miro, London, UK

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2003 “Dirty Pictures” The Approach Gallery, London, UK

“Selected Paintings” MW projects, London, UK
2002 “PoT” Galeria Fortes Villaca, Sao Paulo/ Liverpool Biennial, Brazil
2001 “New Contemporaries” Camden Arts Centre, London, UK/ Sunderland Museum, UK

Public Collections

British Council Collection

The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The Taguchi Art Collection
Zabludowicz Collection