If I had a home it wouldn't be yours and ‘At the Edge Where Earth Touches Ocean’
Curated by Jari Malta
For his final project at CuratorLab, Jari Malta explored the installation, Las Casas Is Not A Home, by Runo Lagomarsino, included in Tensta konsthall's show, Migration: Traces in an art collection. This process resulted in two outcomes: the publication, If I had a home it wouldn't be yours, where he re-contextualises Lagomarsino's work, while emphasisng the contemporary effects of coloniality; and ‘At the Edge Where Earth Touches Ocean’, a poetry reading inspired Gloria Anzaldúa, together with Lizette Romero Niknami and Ali Derwish.
Jari Malta is interested in how subcultural artistic expressions intersect with dissident politics of belonging. This focus has brought him to navigate between the fields of fictional writing, theory, curatorship or theatre. He holds a BA in Philosophy, a BA in Comparative Literature and an MA in Creative Writing, and has also taken part in the Independent Studies Programme at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA). In the framework of documenta 14, he spent 2017 working with the Capacete Athens collective, co-curating an extensive public programme and co-editing the book, Experiencing Connection Issues. He is a member of the board of Skånes Konstförening (Malmö).