Clara Balaguer

Clara Balaguer (Makati City, Pisces Metal Monkey) is a cultural worker and grey literature circulator. From 2010 to 2018, she articulated cultural programming with rural, peri-urban, and diasporic communities from the Philippines through the OCD, a residency space and social practice platform. In 2013, she co-founded Hardworking Goodlooking, a cottage industry publishing hauz interested in the material vernacular, collectivizing authorship, and the value of the error. Currently, she builds and publishes curriculums at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst as curator of Civic Praxis; at Willem de Kooning Academy as research lecturer in Social Practices; and at Piet Zwart Institute as a midwife for Experimental Publishing. Frequently, she operates under collective or individual aliases that disclose her stewardship in a project, the latest of which is To Be Determined: a structure of sleeper cells (Trojan horse networks) that activate–deactivate for leaking access to cultural capital.