Salim Malla is a visual artist who combines theoretical-practical creative work with teaching. He holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, and an undergraduate diploma in land surveying from the University of the Basque Country. His artistic research, which stems from his dual formation in sciences and the humanities, offers a critical and ironic analysis of the theories and models used within Earth sciences to explain how human beings interact with their surroundings. Salim has devoted a large part of his work to exploring units of measurement as individual and collective tools, used for acquiring knowledge about the world and the events that take place within it. Salim is also interested in how art can make use of sustainable strategies to help slow down the current ecosocial crisis. He is a member of artistic collectives that work in the rural context, as well as other research groups and projects based on contemporary art and environmental conservation.
Visual artist and researcher