Work presentation of Zurich based, Mexican Artist Paloma Ayala
The talk takes place at Dynamo Textil Werkbereich
Thursday 25 October, 21h
Dynamo Artists and Curators Talk is a program curated by Anne Brand Galvez
Paloma is interested in the relationship between domestic and political contexts. In her practice, she establishes a working relation with specific communities, creates topics of research, asks for collaboration or participation, and addresses domestic issues in the public space with the ultimate purpose of bringing them back to the domestic. She often introduces fictional narratives as means of social, institutional or political critique, presented in the form of publications, videos, conversations, drawings and installations directed to different sorts of public, including people outside of ordinary cultural spaces. She is currently trying to resolve a connection between her Mexican native background and her current living space in Zürich, which until now has proven to be an elusive task.
She worked as an Art Educator immediately after finishing her Bachelor in Fine Arts and an additional Professional Teaching Degree in 2003, in Monterrey, Mexico. Afterwards, Paloma moved to Rochester, New York, where she worked as a Community Assistant in a neighbourhood of immigrants, teaching and organizing community activities from 2005 to 2010. Paloma lives in Switzerland since 2010, where she pursues her interests in community focused projects and social-based artistic practices. She has recently graduated from the Master in Fine Arts from the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in 2017.
The talk is held in English and will be livestreamed https://www.youtube.com/c/AnnemarieBrand/live
Bar after the talk