Mar (born in Barcelona) is a media artist based in Tallinn, working since 2009 as an artist duo Varvara & Mar together with Varvara Guljajeva. It is PhD candidate at Baltic Film, Media and Arts School of Tallinn University and a research fellow at Cudan Open Lab. 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, participation, and digital fabrication, which are integral parts of their work.
The artist duo has exhibited their art pieces in many international shows and festivals. Varvara & Mar has exhibited at MAD in New York, FACT in Liverpool, Santa Monica in Barcelona, Barbican and V&A Museum in London, Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Ars Electronica museum in Linz, ZKM in Karlsruhe, etc.
In addition to that, the duo has completed various commissions, like Neuronal Landscapes (2018) for Estonian History Museum, Wishing Wall (2014) for Google and Barbican in frames of Digital Revolution exhibition and more. In 2017, they completed a public art commission in Tallinn for NUKU Theatre and had been awarded several times the 2nd and the 3rd prizes for public art in Estonia and abroad.