Kela Coto (Gijón, 1979) is a photographer and video artist whose work revolves around the construction of the contemporary landscape. She reflects on concepts such as reality and its representation; the construction of the landscape and the underlying idea of scenery; the invisible as photographable materiality and imagination as a way of knowledge.
Her praxis is based on the poetic capacity of the photographic image and his main interest: the complexity of vital reality and reality as a concept.
Her work has been exhibited in different spaces such as the Festival Off de PhotoEspaña 2022, the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Casa de Velázquez (Madrid), the Muestra de Artes Plásticas del Principado de Asturias, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón), Antiguo Instituto de Gijón, Espacio Pablo de Lillo (Oviedo), Museo Barjola (Gijón) or Casa de Cultura de Avilés.
She has also been awarded important residencies such as Casa de Velázquez (Madrid) or LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón) and prizes such as the sponsorship of Laboral Cinemateca a Largometraje 2022 or the DeFoto06 portfolio viewing, as well as CCAI grants for the project “Orbita” in 2020 and “Ampliación del territorio” in 2014, among other recognitions.