Hans Varela Biography

La Havana, Cuba, 1967 -

Established Cuban-born, Portugal-based contemporary sculptor, Hans Varela works in a FIGURATIVE style.

Hans held his debut exhibition in the 1980s and was the founder of Jose Fowler Group of Sculptors, in Cuba. His initial work was made at the workshops of artists, Eduardo Llinz and Jose Duvergel, two of the most important Cuban sculptors, in the 2nd half of the 20th century.

He has also served as the President of the division of sculptors at the ACAA (Asociacion Cubana de Artesanos Artistas).

Critically acclaimed in Portugal, Hans Varela's work has been shown in over 35 collective exhibitions, 15 solo exhibitions and various international events.

A SELECTED list of his EXHIBITIONS is as follows:

2003 - Galeria del Siemens Forum, Porto, Portugal. - Galeria del Siemens Forum, Lisbon, Portugal.

2001 - Galeria Quadrante, Odivelas, Portugal.

1999 - Galeria de Arte Jose Cecilio Hernandez, Cuba.

1998 - "Arte Cuerdo", Galeria de Arte Jose Cecilio Hernandez, Cuba.

1997 - "Les Soleis Noirs", Seyssins, France.

1996 - Galeria de Arte Jose Cecilio Hernandez, Cuba.

1995 - Chamberry, France.

1994 - Chamberry, France. - Torre de St. Aubin, Angers, France.

1990 - "Fusion", Galeria Amelia Pelaez, Cuba.


2004 - Teatro Vila Real, Porto, Portugal.

2003 - Hotel Sol Palmeiras, Paço d'Arcos, Portugal. - Galeria LCR, Sintra, Portugal. - Galeria Cervejaria Trindade, Lisbon, Portugal. - Galeria Arte na Guia, Casa da Guia, Cascais, Portugal. - BelourArte Gallery, Quinta da Beloura, Sintra, Portugal.

2001 - Centro Internacional de Letras y Artes, Portugal. - Galeria ESPACIO GAN, Lisbon, Portugal. - Galeria Ars, Lisbon, Portugal.

2000 - Lapa Gallery, Portugal. - Galeria Arte na Vila, Portugal.