Jaro Varga (b. 1982 Slovakia) Lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. Varga has a degree and doctorate from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, and participated in student exchanges at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in the USA. Varga's work conditions the choreography of the visitor's movement in a well-known space, or else he initiates the visitor's translocation into unknown circumstances through fiction. He tries to construct new topographies and to engage the visitor in a different understanding of the contexts relating to spaces otherwise stereotypically fixed in our memory.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include Where do we go from here?, Vienna Secession; Public Folklore, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Delete, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava; Vulnerable Failures, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; City Diary, Triangle Arts Association, New York; Dysraphic City, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin; When Artists Speak Truth, The 8th Floor Gallery, New York; Prague Biennale 6, Bucharest Biennale 7, Missing Something and Itself Missing, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest; About Books , AlbumArte, Rome; History is His Story, NEST ruimte voor kunst, The Hague; The Yellow Book, Tàpies Foundation, Chiquita Room and Museum Picasso in Barcelona. Residencies include Museums Quartier 21, Vienna, Futura, Prague, Heppen Transfer, Warsaw, AIR Krems, Center for Art and Architecture ZK/U, Berlin, Triangle Arts Association, New York, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Delfina Foundation, London and Sa Sa Art in Phnom Penh.