Euridice Zaituna LaKala

Zaituna, aka Euridice Kala, (1987, Maputo, Mozambique) is a Mozambican artist based in Paris. Kala trained as a photographer at the Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg (2012) and the Asiko School (2015-Maputo). In her work, Kala seeks to highlight the [absent] multiplicities of narratives within historical periods and social relations using as a point of departure her personal memories –from the perspective of what Léopold Sédar Senghor calls the «kingdom of childhood»which is at the heart of her reflections.

Kala is interested in image making, throughout her ‘photographic’ practice hasbeen looking for ways images are made daily. The reflections we ignore, the ones we make, the ones that take us by surprise –once we are in contact with nature, the organic world and most when with objects that we faction out of nature re- flect something about us.

Kala’s work, which focuses on metamorphoses, manipulations and adaptations of history, take the form of installations, performances, images, objects and books.

Kala was the winner of the ADAGP (Association for the Development of the Graphic and Visual Arts) / Villa Vassilieff fellowship, her most recent solo exhibition SEA(E)SCAPES DNA: Don't (N)ever Ask, 2022 her most recent collective exhibitions include: Jeu de Paume Festival FataMorgana, 2022, AnoZero, Biennale de Coimbra, 2022. Kala, has been awarded several international residencies and performed at venues such as: The Centre Georges Pompidou (2021,2019), Cac Noisy Le Sec, and the Infecting the City Festival (2017). Her work has been included in institutional exhibitions such as: at Marres Huis voor Hedendaagse Cultuur (2021), ARoS Museum (2021), the Paul Eluard Museum of Art and History (2021), the Stellenbosch Triennial (2020), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2019), and the 4th Triennial of Small-scale Sculpture in Fellbach (Germany, 2019).