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EURIDICE KALA AKA ZAITUNA Kala


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Zaituna aka Euridice Kala (Maputo, 1987) is an artist currently based in Paris. She was trained as a photographer at the Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg.

Her interests in history take her to spaces of metamorphoses, mythology, cultural manipulations i.e. culture as power, etc.
An artist  who’s interested in historical cultural metamorphoses, manipulations and adaptation across the period that runs between the late 1400’s and the early 1900’s, converging most times with the contemporary context.

Kala employs her personal narratives and further delves into her interests, which includes her life in Johannesburg, having been a married woman and being feminist- such narratives, take place in the spaces of arrival, encounter and departure.
She works with various mediums to achieve the finality of her ideas, from performance, video, sculptural-lyrics, installations and photography.



She’s currently working towards her first solo exhibition ‘Scores of Labor’ in November 2018, other performances and exhibitions include: -Vitrine Performance, curated by Alicia Knocks, Galerie Severin, Paris, France (October 2018), L’œuvre dans l’espace et l’espace dans l’œuvre ! curated by Elise Antangana, CAC Noisy Le Sec, France (September 2018),  Feedback, Art Africa and the 1980s, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth (2018), Being Her(e), Banco Economico, Luanda (2017), Infecting the City festival, Cape Town (2017) and Mistake! Mistake! said the rooster…and stepped down from the duck, Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (2017), Co-habitar, Casa da America Latina, Lisbon (2016),. Her work has previously been shown at, among others, 12th Dak’Art Biennial, Senegal (2016); 3rd Casablanca Biennial (2016), SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa (2016), MUSART, Maputo & Ansteys Building, Johannesburg (2015); Framer Framed, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2014); Fondation Blachère Art Centre, Apt, France (2014) and Bonendale, Douala, Cameroon (2014).

Kala was a finalist of the 7th edition of the Prize Contemporary Talents at the Fondation François Schneider in 2018, received a Fellowship by the University of Cape Town to continue to work on the research of her project Sea (e) Scapes 2015-2018 and grant by the Swiss AntFund from Prohelvetia.

Kala has been awarded several residencies, most recently at the Maison des Arts George & Claude Pompidou, Cajarc (2018), Centro Cultural Português Maputo (2016) and at Hangar, Lisbon (2016). She was a founding member of PAN!C, a platform for independent contemporary art spaces on the African Continent. And is the founder of the entity e.a.st (Ephemeral Archival Station) a laboratory for artistic research practice.





 


|Selected Residencies & Workshops|
2018 Maison des Arts George & Claude Pompidou, Cajarc (2018)
2016 Residência Artística para Artes Visuais e Fotografia Câmera Municipal e o Centro Cultural Português Maputo, Lisbon
2016 180 Artistas do Sul, Hangar with support of the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian
2015 Triangle Workshop at Hangar, Lisbon
2015 ASIKO- A History of Contemporary Art in Maputo in 4 Weeks, Maputo
2014  Fondation Blachere, Apt, France
2014 Creative Exchange, Wits School of Arts- Encounters, Arrivals and Departures, Johannesburg
2014 Curiocity backpacker Maboneng- Johannesburg "Arrival! departure! return!", Johannesburg
2014 Creative Workshop Bonendale- Women Speak Out
2013 Fall 2013 Curatorial Intensive in New York "Curating time-based Media"















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