Pablo Larios will write Remote Working, a book-length essay about rural places and the contemporary artists who find fertile creative ground in them. Combining critical ethnography and art criticism with first-person travelog writing, Larios will speak to artists who have left cities to engage in pastoralism, agrarianism, farming, crafts, and other “back to the land” techniques of making. These artists might work alongside coffee farmers in Guatemala and French Guiana, on the shores of Senegal, as wall muralists in agrarian India, or as high-tech organic farmers in the European countryside. The communities Larios will study include INLAND/Campo Adentro in Spain, Jatiwangi art Factory/New Rural Agenda in Indonesia, and Más Arte Más Accíon in Colombia; the individual artists include Andrea Büttner, Grace Ndiritu, Ima-Abasi Okon, Vivian Suter, and Danh Vo.

Pablo Larios is an author and art critic based in Berlin. He has contributed feature articles, columns, and exhibition reviews to magazines such as Artforum, Art Papers, frieze (where he served as senior editor), Kaleidoscope, Mousse, Spike Art Quarterly, Texte zur Kunst, and 032c. Alongside his practice as an art critic and nonfiction writer, he has written fiction, poetry, plays, and made short films. With artist Ed Atkins he runs Plea, a small press for experimental fiction and poetry. Larios was editor-at-large at documenta fifteen.