Clara Balaguer

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Clara Balaguer (1980, Manila) is a cultural worker interested in the decolonization of cultural production most especially through the lens of contemporary vernacular. She is Head of Social Practices at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam and tutor in Experimental Publishing, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. She founded The Office of Culture and Design in 2010, a platform through which she articulated research, residencies, and social practice projects in the Philippines. She explores collaborative authorship through the clandestine publishing of Hardworking Goodlooking, a cottage-industry fuelled imprint she co-founded in 2013. She has lectured at Walker Art Center, Harvard GSD, MIT, Strelka Moscow, MoMA PS1, Triple Canopy, Hanyang University Seoul, and University of the Philippines. Her work has been exhibited and performed at Asia Culture Center, Singapore Art Museum, Art Dubai, Hangar Barcelona, and La Capella.