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BIO

     Clara Laratta is a white, cis-gender woman, settler of Italian ancestry, and an intermedia artist and educator. She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo for her research on wholeness in relation to healing and being and received her Honours BFA with distinction from McMaster University. Awarded for her exploration across various modalities, intertwining connections, and the fusion of personal and collective healing, her work culminate in an informal archive of lived experience. 

     Her work is shown internationally and across Canada, Recent solo exhibitions include In Transition, Cambridge, In Search of Wholeness, Waterloo, Relational Affects, Kitchener, Unleashed, Hamilton, Liminality, Kitchener, Personal Effects, Dundas. Recent group exhibitions include Small File Media, British Columbia, The Body Electric, Nova Scotia, Disembody, Waterloo, Breath. Heart. Spirit. North Bay and Brantford, Nord Art, Germany, and Dying., Toronto.Select residencies attended include; Biophony  in Chelsea, Quebec,  Awakening  at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON and the DVSA Advanced Studio Residency.  Her research has been supported by the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award, the President’s Graduate Scholarship, The Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarship, The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. 

    Laratta's art can be found in the permanent collections of ARTPOOL, Budapest, Hungary, Lucknow University, Lucknow, India, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Museum fur Kommunikation, Berlin, Germany, Museum fur Kommunikation, Bern, Switzerland, Museum Scholoss Mayland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany, The Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Arts Archive of the University of Iowa, The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC,  The B. Davis Schwartz Library, Long Island University Post, New York, USA, The Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland, The Fluxmuseum, St. Louis, MO, The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, The Karuizawa New Art Museum, Japan, The Moscow Museum, Russia, The NYC MoMA, New York, USA, The Mumok, Vienna, Austria, The Musee de la Poste, Paris, France, The Waskomium, Burlington, VT,  and in various private collections.