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Laia Estruch (Barcelona, 1981). She lives and Works in Barcelona.
She studied Fine Arts at Universitat de Barcelona and The Cooper Union University in New York.
The artistic practice of Laia Estruch delves into the language of the body and the voice, on the threshold between sculpture and performance. The artist understands the voice as an extension of the body, an instrument to develop her project sand synthesize issues related to language, speech, gender or social structures. In her most recent work, the artist has investigated how urban spaces and their physical structures play an important role in everyday life. Using the ‘spoken word’, songs, objects and publications, her projects analyse the emotive possibilities of the a cappella voice and the undramatized body, opening a space of reflection in relation to the performative character of language, sound recording and its oral archive. She designs sculptural sets conceived as scenes, spaces for experimentation, which allow her to bring the body and the word to the field of action through her voice, sonorous and gestural.
Her work has previously been shown in Fundació Joan Brossa, Barcelona (2020/21), La Virreina Centre de la imatge, Barcelona (2020), Festival Grec / Creació i Museus (2020), Festival Poesia i + a Caldes d’Estrac (2020), Festival Sâlmon de Barcelona (2020), Museu de Valls, Tarragona, Spain (2019); Fundación Joan Miró, Espai13, Barcelona (2019), CentroCentro, Madrid (2019), Fundación Botí, Córdoba (2018), Museo Picasso, Barcelona (2018), CA2M, Madrid (2017), Chapelle des the Beaux-Arts, Paris (2017), Antic Teatre, Barcelona (2016), Teatro Pradillo, Madrid (2016), Centro Párraga, Murcia (2016), Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2014) or MACBA, Barcelona (2012), among others.