Born in Portugal (Évora, 1981), Rita Vargas is a professional visual artist, visual arts teacher and a doctor of philosophy in Art History, with expertise on Artists-in-Residence and Contemporary Art. Vargas has lived and worked as a professional artist in Japan, Germany, U.K. and Azores Islands. Besides curating activities, Vargas delivers also courses, seminars and talks at different Universities, Art Museums in Finland and abroad. Vargas is living and working in Finland for about 13 years and moved from Jyväskylä, where she worked as a freelance artist in Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre to Helsinki in 2019, in order to open a printmaking studio, Vargas Print Studio. Vargas is working mainly with printmaking media, light, art installations, and stone sculpture, however, if there is some time left, also curates and writes about interesting art by artists from around the world, with special focus on Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish culture. For more detailed information on Vargas academic activities and professional background, visit the links: PhD Art History - International artists-in-residence 1990 - 2010: mobility, technology and identity in everyday art practices.
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Graphic Arts • Sculpture • Curating • Installation • Art theory / art history • Arts pedagogy •
Portrait by Esa Ylijaasko
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