Gilka Wara

Gilka Wara was born in La Paz, Bolivia. In 1984 she completed her studies of ceramics at the Mokichi Okada Ceramic and Porcelain Foundation. From 1987-1990 she studied at The National School of Plastic Arts, San Carlos, Mexico and worked at Gilberto Aceves Navarro’s atelier. She returned to La Paz, Bolivia in 1992.

 Solo Exhibitions
1986 EMUSA Gallery, La Paz, Bolivia
1987 French Alliance, Mexico City
1988 Consulados Gallery, San Francisco
1989 Museum of Fine Arts, Toluca, Mexico
The National School of Plastic Arts, San Carlos, Mexico
1990 Los Talleres Gallery, Coyoacan, Mexico
Gallery of the Organization of the American States, Washington D.C
1991 Mineria Palace, Mexico City
1992 National Museum of Art, La Paz, Bolivia
1993 Emusa Gallery, La Paz, Bolivia
1995 BHN Gallery, La Paz, Bolivia
1996 Foro Economico, Bonn, Germany
Corneliano Castle, Milan, Italy
1998 Emusa Gallery, La Paz, Bolivia
1999 Mushashikan Gallery, Tsuchiura, Japan
2000 Konoha Gallery, Tokyo
National Museum of Art, La Paz, Bolivia
2002 Taipinquiri Gallery, La Paz, Bolivia
2003 Hellium Gallery, Nagano Ken, Japan
2006 National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore
2009 La Fundacion Cultural del Banco Central de Bolivia y el Museo Nacional, La Paz, Bolivia

Group Exhibitions
1981 National School of Artesanias, Mexico City
1984 House of Artesanias of Toluca, Toluca, Mexico
1986 Bolivian American Center, La Paz, Bolivia
1989 Maximiliano House, Cuernavaca, Mexico
1990 Carrilo Gil Museum, Mexico City
1991 Ex Convent of Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico
1992 House of Culture, La Paz, Bolivia
1993 National Museum of Art, La Paz, Bolivia
1994 Taipinquiri Gallery, La Paz, Bolivia Currency House, Potosi, Bolivia
The Real Audience of Charcas Museum, Sucre, Bolivia
1995 Taipinquiri Gallery, La Paz, Bolivia
1998 National Museum of Art, La Paz, Bolivia
1999 Salar Gallery, La Paz, Bolivia 4th Book Fair, La Paz, Bolivia
2000 Plaza Museum, La Paz, Bolivia
2006 “Magic Mountains, Mystic Valleys”, GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, Tel Aviv 

Prizes
1980 Distinction Prize, A Tribute to Gaudalupe Posadas, Mexico city
1985 Prize, 3rd Biennial of Pucara Art, La Paz, Bolivia
1990 3rd Prize, Grabado National, Mexico City

 Public Collections
Grabado Museum, Guanajuato, Mexico
National Museum of Art, La Paz, Bolivia
National Museum of Natural History, La Paz, Bolivia
Alcaldia of Berlin, Berlin
La Guitarra Museum, Ibaraqui, Japan