Euridice Kala (b. 1987, Maputo, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa) is an independent artist and curator. She completed the Advanced Photography course at Market Photo Workshop (Johannesburg) in 2012.
Her practice involves photography, video, performance and space installations and is located between spaces of arrival, departure and return. It also entails a quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rituals/procedures. Within this spaces, as a participant and at times observer of these rituals, there is no finality to the initial thought the character might occupy in the end. Kala’s work invites the viewer to become a voyeur and input meaning to it through projecting their own personal experience, and finalise the artistic experience.
Her projects revolve around challenges faced within a social fibre that affect her, or her personal life experiences as a black woman in Africa (with focus to Mozambique and South Africa). She engages with processes taking the form of indirect responses further deconstructing complexities that could be limited to universal binaries.
As a curator, she’s been broadly working within Afro-centric contexts. With projects such as PAN!C – a platform for interchangeable new ideas across the African continent, which stimulates projects such Boda Boda Lounge – a transcontinental video art project.