Ela Spalding (Panama, 1982) is an artist~facilitator and cultural producer exploring the space of art as an elegant conduit to practice and convey expanded notions of ecology. Her professional background is in film, photography, dance and somatic awareness practices with a keen interest in sound and wellbeing. She combines these influences to invite listening and resonance within and without. Her artwork has been shown in the XIII Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2019), the X Bienal Centroamericana in Costa Rica (2016), Bienal de Artes Visuales del Istmo Centroamericano (Bavic9) in Guatemala in 2014, as well as collective exhibitions in Panama, Germany and Austria. She worked with Tino Sehgal in This Variation in dOCUMENTA(13) (2012) in Kassel, Germany; and with Ari Benjamin Meyers in his work Serious Immobilities (2013) for Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, Germany. She is founder and Creative Director of Estudio Nuboso – a nomadic platform for exchange between art, science, nature and society, tackling environmental issues in different bio-cultural contexts in Panama. She is also a founding member of Archipel Stations Community Radio – a Berlin-based and international, cross-cultural web community radio with live and bandwidth iterations. She lives in Berlin and visits Panama when possible for work and recharging.
e-mail: connect (at) elaspalding.com