Ela Spalding (Panama, 1982) is an artist~facilitator exploring the space of art as an elegant conduit to practice and convey expanded notions of ecology and interconnectedness. Her professional background is in film, photography, dance and somatic awareness practices with a keen interest in sound, wellbeing and nature’s processes. 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 is the founder and director of Estudio Nuboso – a nomadic platform for exchange between art, science, nature and society, addressing environmental issues in different bio-cultural contexts. They are members of the Green Art Lab Alliance. She’s currently developing the Suelo Methodology with EN as a guidebook and course for people to implement around the world. She also teaches an online course on Art, Ecology and Environmental Activism with the Node Center for Curatorial Studies. Based in Berlin, she visits Panama when possible for work and recharging.
Contact: connect (at) elaspalding.com