Varvara and Mar


Varvara & Mar is an artist duo formed by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet in 2009. Often duo’s work is inspired by the digital age. In their practice, they confront social changes and the impact of the technological era. In addition to that, Varvara & Mar are fascinated by kinetics and participation, which are integral parts of their work. Pixelache invites Varvara and Mar to produce a new installation and technology lead artwork which reflects on the social engagement of physical, technologically lead interfaces.


Varvara Guljajeva (born in Tartu, Estonia), has a PhD in art from the Estonian Academy of Arts. Her dissertation “From interaction to post-participation: the disappearing role of the active participant” can be found here. Varvara has also a master’s degree in digital media from ISNM in Germany and a bachelor’s degree in IT from Estonian IT College.

Mar Canet (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. He also has gain a master’s degree from Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design Linz. In addition to that, Mar is a co-founder of Derivart and Lummo.


Photo Credit: Najhin


/// DRIES DEPOORTER - Quick Fix /// VARVARA AND MAR - Data Shop /// BIOSIGNALS - Audio Archive /// HEYON HAN - Instant Materialisms /// Solu, Luotsikatu 13, 00160 Helsinki Finland, Katajanokka /// 20.5 - 26.5 /// Vernissage 20.5. at 17:00 // Opening hours: Tue - Thu 14:00-18:00 Fri - Sat 10:00-18:00 Sun 13:00-17:00 //

/// VARVARA AND MAR /// Data Canning Workshop /// Solu, Luotsikatu 13, 00160 Helsinki Finland  , Katajanokka /// 25.05. /// 10:00 - 14:30 ///