Paloma Varga Weisz in Conversation with Laurence Sillars

In light of the current Government advice about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Henry Moore Institute will be closed from 5pm on Tuesday 17 March until further notice.

We will attempt to reschedule our events where this is possible. Find out more.

Join us for an insight into Paloma Varga Weisz’s practice. Laurence Sillars, Head of the Henry Moore Institute will delve into the narratives behind her work and the skills she uses to make it. This event also includes a special screening of her 2019 film Wonder Valleys.

About the artist

Paloma Varga Weisz (b. 1966, Mannheim, Germany) lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Varga Weisz works primarily as a sculptor and as a draughtswoman; producing intricate carvings and small scale, mythical watercolour works. Classically trained in Bavaria, Varga Weisz was taught traditional techniques of woodcarving, modelling and casting before attending art school in Düsseldorf in the 1990s.

Varga Weisz’s handmade woodcarvings are heavily textured and tactile, and frequently probe traditional approaches towards display. Her figures, both sculptural and illustrated, are often laden with personal and collective motifs, where oddities of form are common fare: anthropomorphic figures, hybrid forms, or figures verging on the grotesque. 


Due to our current closure, all of our events are postponed until further notice. We will attempt to reschedule whenever it is possible to do so. Thank you for your understanding.

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The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University
Portland Way
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