Carolina Caycedo

Los Angeles, California, USA
APT Mexico City
Artist Social Media
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  • According to Dutch chemist Paul Crutzen (1995 Nobel Prize winner for his studies on the ozone shield) we are entering a new geological era: the Anthropocene Age, in which humans and their intense technical-scientific transformations replaced nature as the prevailing environmental force on Earth.

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  • Incerteza Viva (“Live Uncertainty”) takes uncertainty as a structuring device in order to reflect on our current conditions of economic crisis, political instability, the rise of conservative forces, and ecological and migratory emergencies.

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  • Biennial art exhibitions were founded in the 1890s at almost the same time as the Olympics, and they serve a similar purpose: to bring attention to the cities that host them and the nations that participate in them.

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  • To learn from uncertainties instead of dreading them is the leading message of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, “Incerteza Viva” (Live Uncertainty), which opened on September 7 and runs until December 11, in Brazil.

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  • Inspired by Diego Rivera’s iconic Detroit Industry murals (1932-33) for the Detroit Institute of Art, MOCAD's guest curator and deputy director of

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  • The Abrons Arts Center showcases the rich horror that constitutes social entropy in an exhibition aptly titled

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  • The mysterious linguistic entity ‘CGEM’ (pronounced ‘See-gem’), which was invented by Colombian curator María Inés Rodríguez some time

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Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978 London) creates art that discusses concepts of boundaries such as those between producers and consumers, professionals and amateurs, advantaged and disadvantaged and, ultimately, between art and society. Caycedo interacts with her counterparts depending on their willingness to participate in breaking out of old habits to knock down or better understand those boundaries.  Her varied projects range from street actions and itinerant markets to public marches and all spark dialogues with communities outside of the art world. Her works refer back to the culture and economy of the street and resists the commodification of art by turning to an economy based on bartering.

Selected exhibitions include the 2012 Paris Triennial, 2011 Living as Form at Creative Time, 2009 New Museum Generational, and 2006 Whitney Biennial in New York, 2010 To the Arts- Citizens! at Serralves Museum in Porto, 2009 Havana Biennial in Cuba, 2003 Venice Biennial and 2001 Istanbul Biennial. She has been invited to be the 2012 artist in residence at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Berlin. She is represented by Instituto de Visión in Bogotá. Carolina Caycedo lives and works in Los Angeles.