CV VARENKA PASCHKE
Cape Town, South Africa, 1976
Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium and Cape Town, South Africa.
1994 Matriculate from Hoërskool Stellenbosch.
1996-1998 BA degree in Drama and Psycology, University of Stellenbosch and UNISA, SA
1998-2001 BAFA (Fine Art), Michealis, University of Cape Town, SA, majoring in painting.
PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS
1995 Paint murals and commissions for Astors Hostels in London, UK
1997 Opened and designed the ‘Sondag Solder’ groove bar, Stellenbosch,SA
1998 Commissioned murals and posters for Artscape Theatre in Cape Town, SA
Murals for Astor Hotels in London, UK
2000 Founder member and organizer of VONK, (‘Art Happenings’) Contribute paintings, sculptures, stain glass lights and wearable sculptures (Haute Couture from alternative materials) for the fashion show at VONK 1
2002 Commissioned series of paintings for Village and Life, Hotel group and private individuals
Tutor Nelson Mandela in Art lessons, assisting him in producing the Robben Island series
2003 Launch of the Robben Island series, with Nelson Mandela, Cape Town, SA
Travel and work in Mexico for 5 months while learning Spanish
2004 Private commissions
2005 Attend artist residency for 4 months at Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Two bronze lifesize sculptures for Riboville Restaurant, Cape Town, SA
Travel to Argentina and Mexico with writer/songwriter, Stef Bos, - research for a collaborated art and poetry book
2008 Illustrate “Stillewe” art/poetry book in Antwerp, Belgium
Booklaunch at Arenberg Theatre and Bookfair Antwerp, Belgium
2009 Stage lighting set design and décor for musician, Stef Bos’s 2009 tour, Belgium &The Netherlands
Work on life size bronze sculpture
InEenAnderLicht artwork for the NCRV, InEenAnderLicht project with Stef Bos
Artwork and design work for the CD book launched at the stage and television production as well as the designs for the LED projections used on stage in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2010 Klara Majola public sculpture in Ceres, SA
Illustrations of Stef Bos’s cd, Kloofstraat, launched in The Netherlands, Belgium & South Africa
Poster and Flyer Design for Cape Connection musical tour, Bos Producties, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Capoeira Festival poster and t-shirt design, Cape Town, SA
Illustration for bookcover Coco Bella, by author Wilhelmina Linell
2014 Commissions: Ludovic & Marcus
2002 Finalist in the Absa Young Artist of the Year Awards in JHB, SA
2005 Finalist in the New Signatures 2005 Competition, Pretoria, SA
2002 Thin Ice Design, Cape Town, SA
2004 ‘dinge van die hart’ , Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, SA
2005 Gewerkehalle, Munich, Germany
2006 Cultivaria Art Festival, Artspace Gallery, JHB / Paarl, SA
2007 ‘The Water Grid’, Worldart Gallery Cape Town, SA
2008 “The Water Grid’, Worldart Gallery Johannesburg, SA
‘Stillewe’ originals, Dorpstreet Gallery, Stellenbosch, SA
‘Stillewe’ originals, Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg, SA
2011 Walls Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2012 Gallery Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa.
2015 ‘Hungry Money Depleting Life’, Art In The Yard, Franschhoek, SA
2002 Art@home in London, UK
Absa Young Artist of the Year Awards exhibition,Absa Headquarters, JHB, SA
2003 PJ Olivier Artschool, Dorpstreet Gallery, Stellenbosch, SA
2004 ‘An Affair of the Heart’, Heart Foundation exhibition, Brendon-Bell Roberts Gallery (Woman’s Day)
Van Der Meulen Gallery, Cape Town, SA
2005 ‘A Touch of Mandela’ series (collaboration with Nelson Mandela) World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, with Willie Bester, Marlene Dumas, Velaphi Mzimba, Sam Nhlengethwa, Tan Swie Hian
‘Stukkies’, with Cobus Van Bosch & JP Meyer, Artscape Gallery, Johannesburg, SA
Sasol New Signatures Competition finalists exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, SA
Can Serrat exhibition of Resident Artists, Barcelona, Spain
2006 ‘Do you want to…?’ Anti-Fashion exhibition ‘La Santa Galeria’, Barcelona, Spain
Wavescape Surfboard Exhibition, Cape Town, SA
2008 ‘Muses and Masters’ exhibition, KKNK, organized by ‘iart’ Gallery, Cape Town, SA
2010 Drukkersterme/Printing Terms – Red Black and White Gallery, Stellenbosch, SA
Bristol ArtFair, UK
2011 Michealis School of Fine Art, ‘Ten years on’ exhibition.
Groupshow Gallery Ontdekking van de Hemel, Halle, BE.
2012 Van Campen & Rochtus Gallery group show, Antwerp, BE.
Tentuinstelling, Knokke-Heist, BE