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ANDREW VARANO

ARTIST CV

Lives and works in Perth, Western Australia


EDUCATION

2010       Bachelor of Arts (Art) (Honours), Curtin University, Perth

2009       Fondazione Antonio Ratti, CSAV program, Como, Italy (visiting professor Walid Raad)
       

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013       Final Shavasana, Venn Gallery, Perth

2012       World Music, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle         

               Pressing Flesh, Kings ARI, Melbourne
             

COLLABORATIONS

2013       New Wage with Macchiusi/Varano/Weston, Fontanelle, Adelaide
               In Memory Of A Once Fluid Man with Macchiusi/Varano/Weston, OK Gallery, Perth

2010       Exhibition Match with Jamie Macchiusi, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth                      

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013       Summer Show, Venn Gallery, Perth

               Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney

2012       Fuck Sake Part Deux, Mexico Project Space, Leeds UK
              

               PICA Salon 2012, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
              

               WE GHOSTS, Koh-i-noor, Copenhagen, Denmark


2011       Plan A, Breadbox Gallery, Northbridge


2010       Grifting, Kurb Gallery, Perth
              

               RBS Emerging Artist Award, RBS Building, Sydney
              

               Hatched National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth


2009       Curtin Degree Show, Curtin University, Perth
              

               A Camel is a Horse Designed by a Committee, Venice, Italy
              

               The End, The Bank Building on William Street, Perth
              

                FAR Corso Aperto, Villa Grumello and Villa Sucota, Como, Italy


2008       For a Moment the Blissful Feeling of Seeing it All, Moores Building, Fremantle


RESIDENCIES

2011       Fremantle Arts Centre

2010       Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts


AWARDS & GRANTS

2013       Finalist, Redlands National Art Prize

2012       JUMP Mentorship (with Mentor Callum Morton), Australia Council for the Arts           

               Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award

2011       Curtin Vice-Chancellor’s List

2010       Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize

2009       Art Monthly Australia Emerging Arts Writers Award (Commended entry)


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Laetitia Wilson, Body and spirit in the frame, The West Australian, 9 November 2013

Marcus Canning, The Great Unknowns, Scoop Homes and Art, Spring 2012

Darren Jorgenson, Messages of Cynicism and Hope, The West Australian, 1 September 2012

Danielle Marsland, End Game, X-Press Magazine, 6 May 2010, p 28

Ric Spencer, A Fresh Stream of Ideas, The West Australian, 23 April 2010, p 7

Barbara Meneghel, A Camel is a Horse Designed by a Committee, Flash Art (Italy), December 2009 - January 2010

Ric Spencer, Realism v Magic in Cinematic Feast, The West Australian, 22 August 2008, p 7


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2011 - 2013       Various group and solo exhibitions at OK Gallery