Euridice Zaituna Kala was born in 1987 in Maputo, Mozambique. She lives and works in Paris.
Euridice Zaituna Kala is interested in cultural and historic metamorphoses, in its manipulations and adaptations. The artist seeks to highlight the multiplicity of historical periods and social relations, from a perspective of the African continent, which is at the heart of her reflection.
She was trained in Photography at the Johannesburg Market Photo Workshop (MPW-2012). She presented several performances, including Mackandal Turns into a Butterfly: a love potion, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec (2018) and Euridice Kala Shows and Doesn’t Tell, galerie Saint-Séverin, Paris (2018). She also took part in numerous group shows, namely: the 14th Fellbach Triennial for Small Sculpture: 40,000 – A Museum of Curiosity (2019), Le pouvoir du dedans, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec (2018), Mistake ! Mistake ! Said the Rooster… and stepped down from the Duck, Lumiar Cité, Lisbonne (2017), Infecting the City, Cape Town (2017) et (Co)Habitar, Casa da America Latina, Lisbonne (2017). She was nominated at the SAM Art Projects Prize (2018) and the Contemporary talent Prize of the Fondation François Schneider (2018). Her work is also included in the 2nd edition of the Lagos Biennal (2019), Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2019 -2020), and in the 1st edition of the Triennale of Stellenbosh (2020).
She is also the founder and co-organizer of e.a.s.t. (Ephemeral Archival Station), a laboratory and platform for long term artistic research projects, created in 2017.
Euridice Zaituna Kala
glass, steel support
(photograph by Aurélien Mole)
The installation conceived for the Jardin des Tuileries, Rangement, de-Rangement, highlights the language that is exercised between the typical French style « jeux d’eaux » and the vast areas of untamed waters, similar to those of Mozambique. In her installation, the water from the Seine dialogues with the terrestrial nature of the garden, inviting the disorderly into the orderly, and following a protocol that respects the French garden.
current exhibitions :
curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa
2 October 2021 — 28 November 2021
Un.e air.e de Famille
curated by Anne Yanover & Clémetine Dramani Issifou
Musée d’art et histoire Paul Eluard, Saint Denis
25 June 2021 – 8 November 2021