Kalaija Mallery is a writer and arts practitioner who makes projects that promote participation and group cooperation.
Her more recent performance and installation-based artworks explore sculpture as a catalyst of devotional practice, sometimes using humor or lightheartedness to get to a deeper point. Kalaija is invested in group dynamics and eusociality, which is the belief that human cooperation is responsible for building society. Her research feeds into both her written and visual work and is centered around a commitment to creative freedom as a liberating practice for individuals and collectives.
Professionally, Kalaija works as Programs and Communications Manager at The Luminary and currently resides in St. Louis, MOcv