Carla Hayes

Málaga, Spain. 1997


Carla Hayes Mayoral has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Malaga since 2019 and has completed the Master in Interdisciplinary Art Production at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Malaga, in 2020. She has presented her work in individual exhibitions: A landscape of its own, Sala de Exhibitions Faculty of Fine Arts of Malaga, and groups: INT20 at the MVA Cultural Center (Malaga, 2021), Arte Apart (La Carolina, 2020), the Ibero-American Design Biennial (Madrid, 2019), the Art & Breakfast Fair (Malaga , 2019) or Greeners in the La Concepción Botanical Garden (Málaga, 2018). She is currently carrying out research tasks at the University of Malaga and is pursuing doctoral studies through the University Teacher Training grant from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

Her work deals with colonial issues from the understanding of the fabric as a cultural base and as the main means of work. From the combination of a material so characteristic of African culture such as raffia and images typical of the western collective imagination, it tries to reveal from processes related to the construction of the identity of the Afro-descendant individual in the diaspora to historical facts, with a decolonial perspective. On the other hand, she works from her own experience as an Afro-descendant and mestizo person with a personal vision of that identity and of History. That is why she, as a work process, starts from images and codes that are properly Western and interweaves them with matter to produce a language that gives rise to new visions.