In this multimedio that brings together video, painting, performance, and photography, Caycedo’s artistic practice acquires a collective dimension beyond the social and the human: her reflection begins in the extractivist and expulsive practices of capital, in collaboration with contemporary nation-states, and ends in a type of territorial resistance based on the correlation between rivers, minerals, animals, plants, and vulnerable human communities.
About the artist
Born in London to Colombian parents, Carolina Caycedo has lived and worked Los Angeles since 2012. Her ongoing project “Be Dammed” has examined the ecological, economic, and psychological impacts of dams built along waterways in Latin American countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, and Mexico. She has developed projects, with public participation, in Bogota, San Juan, Tijuana, London, New York, Paris and other cities around the world. Her work has been exhibited at several international biennials and has been the subject of solo exhibitions in galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin. Her artist book Serpent River Book was part of the recent exhibition “A Universal History of Infamy” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She recently participated in the exhibition “Made in LA, 2018” at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, with a series of hanging sculptures made with fishermen’s networks affected by the privatization of water.