The exhibition Chameleon by Varvara & Mar looks at the complicated identity crisis reigning in the current globalised world, expressed, on the one hand, by the broad disappearance of a sense of belonging, on the other, by the rise to prominence of radical nationalism. Who are the leading countries in our international society? What does a national flag mean nowadays and how does nationalism fit with a global society? These questions are strongly connected to the ethnic origins of the artists themselves – both Varvara and Mar come from minority families and the works also reflect their complicated questions of identity, among other themes. The exhibition Chameleon has previously been exhibited in 2016 at the Rambleta Art Centre in Valencia and in 2017 at the Abello Museum in Mollet del Valles, Barcelona.
Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet have been working as an artist duo since 2009. Inspired by the digital age, their works include art, design and technological experiments. Collaboration between various parties and dialogue between the artist and the public are also important. Since 2015, they have organised open workshops and lectures at their studio in the ARS building. Work by Varvara & Mar has been exhibited in New York, Liverpool, Barcelona, London, Athens, Linz and elsewhere.