residency: JulyDecember 2022

Paloma Ayala (Mexico/Switzerland)

Paloma Ayala

(b.1980, Matamoros, Mexico) is a visual artist interested in empowering the relationship between domestic living strategies and political contexts. Her work takes the form of publications, videos, installations, reading/cooking sessions, and workshops that fictionalize historical, ecological or social problematics as means of analysis and critique. Paloma’s projects nourish visions of connection, dreams of emancipation and emphasize practices of care. Her favorite spaces to work range from kitchen to river shore, from international crossing bridge to agricultural land, from community meeting to aquelarre (eng. sabath). Paloma’s work is rooted in her home, the landscapes of eastern  between USA and Mexico, simultaneously blooming in her current base in Zurich.


  • Curator
    • Julia Harasimowicz
The residency is funded thanks to financial support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.