Studio Lakala is the holistic space that begins to represent the artist and researcher Euridice Zaituna Kala This platform assembles not only her work, but the artist's daily practice. As an evolving identity Kala has decided that the act of sharing should be representative of the invitations, the offerings, the work and her mind-space.
Euridice Zaituna Kala, b. 1987 in Maputo (MZ) is a Mozambican artist based in Paris (FR). She trained as an experimental photographer at the Market Photo Workshop (2010–12) in Johannesburg (ZA) and the Asiko School (2015) in Maputo. In her work, Kala seeks to highlight the (absent) multiplicity 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 the winner of a research residency with the Villa Albertine season 2022/2023 in New York and was the winner of the ADAGP / Villa Vassilieff fellowship and has been awarded several international residencies such as the Villa Médicis Residency in Rome (2023) and performed at venues such as: The Centre Georges Pompidou (FR, 2021, 2019), Centre d’art contemporain Noisy Le Sec (FR), and the Infecting the City Festival, Cape Town (ZA, 2017). Her work has been included in exhibitions at Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE, 2022), Jeu de Paume (Paris, 2022), Marres Huis voor Hedendaagse Cultuur, Maastricht (NL, 2021), ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (DK, 2021), the Museum of Art and History Paul Eluard Museum, Saint-Denis (FR, 2021), the Stellenbosch Triennial (ZA, 2020), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE, 2019), and the 4th Triennial of Small-scale Sculpture in Fellbach (DE, 2019). Kala is in 2022/2023 also an artist-professor at the Nantes school of Fine arts (france).