Lea Mauas is part of the Sala-Manca group and director of the Mamuta Art and Research Center. The Sala-Manca Group is a group of independent Jerusalem-based artists that creates in different fields: performance, video, installation since 2000. Sala-manca’s works deal with poetics of translation (cultural, mediatic and social), with textual, urban and net contexts as well as social and political issues. The members of Sala-manca group are Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman, artists born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who live and work in Jerusalem.
Sala-Manca edited the books The Ethnographic Department of the Museum of the Contemporary, 2017, Jerusalem: Mamuta Art and Research Center; Heara – Independent Jerusalem Art Scene at the beginning of the 21st Century (edited together with Ronen Eidelman), 2014, Jerusalem: Mamuta Art and Research Center; Founded and Edited Hearat Shulaym art journal (Note in the Margin): Independent Quarterly for Contemporary Art and Literature (2001-2007), curated and produced Heara events – multidisciplinary events organized in an independent way with no commercial or official sponsors, between other projects. In 2009 they founded and direct since then the Mamuta Art and Research Center which run at the Daniela Passal’s house between 2009-2012 and in Hansen House since November 2013.
Their work has been shown in different shows and festivals in venues such us: The Israel Museum, Petach Tikva Art Museum, Haifa Museum of Art; Tate Modern; Eyebeam New York, BlackBox Belfast; Transmediale, Berlin; The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon; The Jerusalem Film Festival; NYU; IMPA, La Fabrica, Buenos Aires; Castle Ujazdowski, Warsaw.