Balancí (2023) shows objects halfway between the seesaw and the coat rack. On top of it are pieces of diving gear I found in 2022 in the synthetic fabric markets of Seoul. The object recreates the action of coming and going, of approach and distance, of forces that stretch and stretch. It's the movement, the cultural stir that I make myself, when I work with others. My lines of research deal with the circulation of knowledge and affections, as well as collective work. I associate working with others with the act of diving between knowledge, ways of doing, various possibilities, balances and equilibrium, fishing for stories and making them slide. On this occasion, I reach out to the Haenyeo community, especially the diver Hyun sunijk Samdai.
Laia Ventayol García (1984, Artá, Mallorca) is a visual artist. She studied at the University of Barcelona and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg (Prof. Baranowsky). In 2023 she is artist in residence at Sant Andreu Contemporani in Barcelona. In 2022 she obtains the international residency for artists SeMA Nanji at the Seoul Museum of Art. In 2020 she is awarded special mention at the Amposta Art Biennial of Lo Pati, Centro de Arte de las Terres de l'Ebre. She has exhibited individually, for example, at the Galería Maior in Palma, at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg or at the CCA in Andratx. She has participated in various group exhibitions, such as Exchanges in Dilalica in Barcelona, All together now at the Nanji Residency Seoul Art Museum, Speculative fermentations at the Arbar Center in the Santa Cruz Valley, Diary of a body during the LOOP festival in Barcelona, Una altres temps at The Green Parrot Barcelona, The King, The Garden City, The Chorus & The Captain at Arnis, Goldrausch 2017 at the Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin and Die Offene Seite at Wiensowski & Harbord Berlin, among others. Some collective projects are Casi Voz – Episode #4 Sentir Veus, directed by Caterina Almirall; the GRAF route o tengo una grabadora y mi madre me deja una pala, by Marc Vives, and An inquiry into modes of existence, by Bruno Latour.