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Carolina Caycedo

Multidisciplinary artist

Los Angeles

Instagram @lacaycedo

My work is a bridge between Latinx communities and Latin American communities and examines environmental and social issues, and how infrastructures affect territories, bodies, and other entities.

Carolina Caycedo is a London-born Colombian artist known for her performances, videos, artist’s books, sculptures, and installations that examine environmental and social issues. She participates in movements of territorial resistance, solidarity economies, and housing as a human right. Her work contributes to the construction of environmental historical memory as a fundamental element for non-repetition of violence against human and nonhuman entities. Caycedo has developed publicly engaged projects in major cities across the globe and held residencies at the DAAD in Berlin and the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA, among others. She has participated in numerous international biennials, including those of Chicago Architecture, São Paulo, Istanbul, Berlin, Havana, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Recent solo exhibitions include In Yarrow We Trust, Commonwealth and Council gallery, Los Angeles (2021); From the Bottom of the River, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2020–21); Cosmotarrayas, ICA Boston (2020); Wanaawna, Rio Hondo, and Other Spirits, Orange County Museum of Art (2019–20); and Care Report, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland (2019–20). She has received funding from Creative Capital, the California Community Foundation, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Harpo Foundation, Art Matters, Colombian Ministry of Culture, Arts Council England, and the Prince Claus Fund. Caycedo’s first major monograph (2021) was published by DelMonico Books and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, on the occasion of her solo museum exhibition there.

Selected Works

Fishing net is hung in a brightly colored triangular form that transitions in color from purple, red, to pink and covers other materials that are obscured to the viewer.
A long narrow canvas depicting intricate patterns is suspended from two opposing points of the ceiling over a flight of stairs in a U-shape.
Three large scale installations are made from an array of garments sewn together with colorful embroidered text bearing the names of women artists.