Carla Garlaschi (b. Chile) moves between the roles of visual artist, writer, performer and sound artist (aka Princess Prada). She holds a Bachelor in Arts from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master in Fine Arts from the Royal Institute of Art Stockholm. In her work, she deals with globalized Latin American media genres, such as telenovela and reggaeton, as imaginary grounds for social transformation.
As a performer and sound artist she has released La Cama (2017), The Princess Prada EP (2018), MONEY MONEY (2019) and Hater (2021). She is part of Cherish Label a Stockholm-based independent platform releasing music by people identifying as women/non-binary. Musically, she has collaborated with producers Talisto, HABIB1, Shiroi Kitsune, Imaabs, Wannabe and Gabriel Gassi. In 2020-2021, Carla Garlaschi and Olivia Berkowicz and working towards a reiteration of the happening Quinceañera, which reflects on regional pop choreographies and queer liminality as dissident gatherings. Since 2020, Carla Garlaschi is part of Plastique Famille, a latinx artistic entity operating as a platform to create, develop and launch ideas and projects.
Her work has also been shown at Club Quarantine (2020), FLAWA launch, London (2020), Drag Baby, London (2020), Norbergfestival (2019), Way Out West, Sweden (2019), Survival Kit Festival 10.1 Riga (2019), Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm (2019), Gallery Weekend Stockholm (2019), Mediterranean Museum, Stockholm (2019), Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2018), Galería Departamento 21, Chile (2017), Azores Contemporary Arts Centre (2017), Alma/Market Art Fair, Stockholm (2017), IX Biennial of Contemporary Art SIART, Bolivia (2016), Kiosko Galería, Bolivia (2015), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile (2015).
Reviewed by C-print Art Journal, Rotunda Magazine, AIOLOS, AQNB, Arts of the Working Class. Among other recognitions, she has received the Chilean National Fund for the Development of Culture and the Arts (2021), the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s working grant (2021) and (2018), The Foundation for Studies of Japanese Society (2018) and an Artistic Research Grant from the Royal Institute of Art Stockholm (2015).