Paloma Varga Weisz

Paloma Varga Weisz works primarily in the mediums of sculpture and drawing. Classically trained in Bavaria, Varga Weisz was taught traditional techniques of woodcarving, modelling and casting before attending art school at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the 1990s. Varga Weisz’s woodcarvings are intricately 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.

Works from this artist






  • Fatigue

    Paloma Varga Weisz

  • Candy

    Paloma Varga Weisz

  • triply

    Paloma Varga Weisz

  • Jederfrau II.

    Paloma Varga Weisz


Paloma Varga Weisz was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1966. She now lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Paloma Varga Weisz’s work is part of public collections worldwide. These include the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, ISelf Collection (London), Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Kunstsammlung NRW (Düsseldorf), Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf), Museum Kurhaus Kleve, MoMA Museum of Modern Art (New York), Olbricht Collection (Berlin), Panos and Sandra Marinopoulos Collection (Athens) Perez Collection (Miami), The Rachofsky Collection (Dallas), Rubell Family Collection (Miami) and the collection of Thomas Schütte (Düsseldorf).


Varga Weisz studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf following a classical training in woodcarving in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Super Super Markt (Berlin), Sadie Coles HQ (London), Konrad Fischer Galerie (Berlin), Le Consortium (Dijon), Henry Moore Institute (Leeds), Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht), Gladstone Gallery (New York), Pedro Cera (Lisbon), Skulpturenhalle, Thomas Schütte Foundation (Neuss), Gerhardsen Gerner (Oslo), Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch (Donaueschingen), Castello di Rivoli (Turin), Salzburger Kunstverein (Salzburg), Gladstone Gallery (Brussels), Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin), Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst (Bremerhaven), CAPRI (Düsseldorf), Museum Morsbroich (Leverkusen), Chapter (Cardiff), Sommer Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv), Kunsthalle Wien project space (Vienna), Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Konrad Fischer Galerie (Düsseldorf), Kunstraum Galerie der Stadt Schwaz (Tirol), Kunstverein Bremerhaven, MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art (L'Aquila), The National Gallery (London), BALTIC Center for Contemporary Arts (Gateshead), Freud Museum (London), Koç Foundation (Istanbul), Aargauer Kunsthaus (Aargau), Hudson Valley MOCA (Upstate New York), Städtische Galerie Bad Reichenhall, Whitechapel Gallery (London), Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf), Neue Galerie Graz, The Hepworth Wakefield, MoMA Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museum für moderne Kunst (Bremen), Triennale Kleinplastik (Fellbach), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), The Israel Museum (Jerusalem) and the Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin).


  • Moving in

    Karla Black, Zoë Carlon, Tatjana Danneberg, Karlo Kacharava, Nika Kutateladze, Paloma Varga Weisz, Ian Waelder

    September 30 – October 31, 2023

    Friends Apartment, Berlin