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Clara Balaguer

To Be Determined, Hardworking Goodlooking

Clara Balaguer (Philippines, Pisces Metal Monkey)
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 heads the Social Practices bachelor's department at Willem de Kooning Academy and teaches master's students at Piet Zwart Institute (Experimental Publishing) and Sandberg Institute (Dirty Art Department). Frequently, she operates under collective or individual aliases that intimate her stewardship in a given project, the latest of which is To Be Determined.