Dr Varvara Guljajeva has a PhD in Philosophy from the Estonian Academy of Arts, a master’s degree in digital media from ISNM, the University of Lübeck in Germany, and a bachelor’s degree in IT from Estonian IT College. Varvara Guljajeva is an artist and researcher. Currently, she holds the positions of researcher and guest Associate Professor in Textile at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Varvara has been invited as a visiting researcher to XRL, Hong Kong City University, IAMAS (Ogaki, Japan), LJMU (Liverpool, UK), Interface Cultures in the Linz University of Art and Design, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlshamn, Sweden).
As an artist, she works together with Mar Canet forming an artist duo Varvara & Mar. Often duo’s work is inspired by the information age. In their practice, they confront social changes and the impact of the technological era. The duo has been exhibiting in international shows since 2009. Their works have been shown at MAD in New York, FACT in Liverpool, Santa Monica in Barcelona, Barbican in London, Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Ars Electronica museum in Linz, ZKM in Karlsruhe, and more.