Le Jeune Homme Et La Mort, The London Coliseum Photography By Vanja Karas

LE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT – THE YOUNG MAN AND DEATH, follows a young man compelled by love for a cruel mistress. He desperately waits for her in his Parisian garret; but when she finally arrives, it is to torment him, daring him to commit suicide. When he kills himself, she returns with the mask of Death and the two figures walk away. The London Coliseum, Young Man performed by Roberto Bolle and Ivan Vasiliev, principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, previously the principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and Svetlana Lunkina, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet. Also with Marcello Gomez, Denis Matvienko, and Leonid Sarafanov Photos © Vanja Karas March 2014



Vanja Karas Exhibiting At Black+white Show, Presented By Creative Debuts And Art Society Soho, In Conjunction With Whitechapel Gallery

Black+White presented by Art Society Soho and Creative Debuts in Conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays

Following the success of HM90 exhibition I have been invited back to the Black and White building to exhibit work as part of the Black+White Art Society Soho extravaganza, presented by Art Society Soho and Creative Debuts in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays. Curated by Mr Von Hugo. Photos from our audacious Private View below with with a fabulous group of artists and friends. All Copyright reserved © Vanja Karas


Little Paper Slipper Commission And Auction, Slipper Sculpture Installation ‘like A Butterfly To A Flame’ By Vanja Karas

Little Paper Slipper sculpture installation by Vanja Karas

Vanja Karas © IMG_71720_1 Vanja Karas © IMG_71860_1  Vanja Karas © IMG_71960_1


Little Paper Slipper invited nine exceptional artists – Gavin Turk, Molly Parkin, Vanja Karas, Julia Maddison, John Claridge, Jess De Wahl, Fiona Dealey, Lauren Baker and Marie-Louise Jones – to create specially commissioned little paper shoe artworks to be sold at their charity fundraiser auction at Vout-O-Reenees on 9th June 2016. Really thrilled and honoured to be one of the commissioned artists for this unique charity that ‘Gives a creative voice to women affected by domestic abuse, and makes that voice heard’.

‘queen B Vanitas’ Hm90 Presented By Creative Debuts And Art Society Soho, In Conjunction With Whitechapel Gallery

Delighted to be showing my work ‘HM 90 Queen B Vanitas’ in the upcoming exhibition HM90 presented by Art Society Soho and Creative Debuts, in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays at the Black and White Building in Shoredich. Private View Opening May 5th. Exhibition continues until June 4th. #art #exhibitions #eastlondon #firstthursdays and #firstthurs, #Firstthurs, #ArtSocietySoho, #WhitechapelGallery #electronicsuperhighway … ‘HM 90 Queen B Vanitas’ Artwork © Vanja Karas

HM90 'Queen B Vanitas' by Vanja Karas




Vanja Karas Selected For Stopjectify Exhibition At Gallery Different, Soho, Curated By Jess De Wahls.

STOPJECTIFY, Gallery Different, Curated by Jess de Wahls.

Delighted to have work selected for the upcoming exhibition STOPJECTIFY curated by Jess De Wahls at Gallery Different Soho, London, Private View 8th March 2016

A powerful exhibition, highlighting the damaging effects of objectification, imagining and creating change.

STOPJECTIFY // From the Private View last night. Fab and fun evening! Including works by Vanja Karas, Jess De Wahls, Hugo Von Hugo, Marie-Louise Jones, Mia-Jane Harris, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Hugo Von Hugo, Sin and Karina Akopyan….


Stopjectify. Artwork by Vanja Karas

The Birch Crotch for Stopjectify, artwork by Vanja Karas

This piece explores fungibility as one of the aspects of objectification– fungibility is treating the entity as interchangeable with other objects: “The objectifier treats the object as interchangeable (a) with other objects of the same type, and/or (b) with objects of other types. Fungibility is the property of a good or a commodity whose individual units are capable of mutual substitution. That is, the property of essences or goods which are capable of being substituted in place of one another.

Vanja Karas © IMG_7854

Delighted and honoured that one of my site specific sculpture installation ‘Metamorphosis of Arachne by Goddess Atina’ created during the Art Residency in Asilo, Atina has been commissioned as a permanent installation at the Atina Sculpture Park. Also a few other site specific installations which I created and which were exhibited in the beautiful Palazzo Ducale Cantelmo in Atina Italy.




AN EYE FOR AN EAR Photography Open Salon 2012 and TRANSIENCE Photography Open Salon 2011 books, both exhibited as part of ARLES 2013 BOOK AWARD


Photography Open Salon 2012
Hardback: 245 pages
Size: Portrait 290 x 220mm
Language: English
Edited, Designed and Curated by Vanja Karas
Includes Posthumous, Pina Bausch, Kontakthof, Mit Damen und Herren ab 65 © Vanja Karas



Photography Open Salon 2012
Part of ARLES 2013 Book Award
Includes SOLITARY © Vanja Karas
Hardback: 220 pages
Size: Portrait 290 x 220mm.
Language: English
Edited, Designed and Curated by Vanja Karas.
A limited edition of 750.