Laurita Siles (Malaga 1981) has been engaged in undisciplined roving visual production. Her attention firmly fixed on the language of popular folklore. Perhaps it was all determined by a nomadic background in Fine Arts between Faculties and Art Schools in Valencia, Iceland, Vancouver (Canada) and the Basque Country. Since then she has been awarded artistic grants and residencies in Arteleku, Donostia/San Sebastian; a Leonardo Da Vinci Scholarship carried out in the traditional animation production company Marlouflims in Bordeaux, France; MA Studio in Beijing, China; The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada; Gullkistan, a residency for creative people in Laugarvatn, Iceland.
Having moved house 24 times, she now lives and works between Enkarterri and Uribe Kosta, (Bizkaia), bringing to an end a PhD research project in the Faculty of Fine Arts in the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, as the result of funding for research staff training provided by the Basque Government. Under the title La utilización del Folklore como búsqueda de identidad en la creación artística de la era global. Desde una perspectiva diferencial entre los casos vasco y andaluz en obra de carácter sonoro / The use of Folklore as a search for identity in artistic creation in the global era. From a differential perspective between the cases of the Basque Country and Andalusia in work involving sound, the thesis is directed by Doctors Josu Rekalde and Iñaki Martínez de Albeniz.
Laurita has been engaged in a whole number of individual and collective activities of different kinds as a member of the Komando Trini, always involving artistic practice and investigation both in the Spanish State and abroad: exhibitions, actions, visual projections, conferences, etc.,