Carolina Trigo studied Fine Arts in Buenos Aires prior to receiving her B.F.A from Art Center College of Design in media and communications. She holds a Master in Philosophy form the European Graduate School (www.egs.edu) and is currently a PhD Candidate at EGS working under the guidance of Alain Badiou. Trigo has taught at Art Center College of Design, Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, UCLA's Design & Media Arts and Sci-Arc, where she is a lecturer and critic for the Mediascapes program.
In 2010 Trigo and fellow artist Lucy Pullen created The Affinity Laboratory, an Art through media research and praxis Lab investigating the concept of a Synthetic Will and the cultivation of Affinity in art, industry and academe. That same year she self-published a research paper titled "Aural Ousia: Sound as Architecture,"an autobiographical study of being under the lens of geometry, physics and mathematics. Aural Ousia begins with an exploration of the geometric art of Islam, tracing the co-respondence of dimensional mathematics of antiquity to contemporary geometries in quantum mechanics and their relationship to sound.
Her current practice involves video, photography and installation. It examines bodies that leak and coagulate in arousal and erasure (openings and insertions of the In-There Un-There); sifting through the violence of opposing limits that endure the fissures between laceration and the sublime: the animality of remembrance, the viscerality of resistance. Where presence and absence convulse like lovers, tracing turbulent thresholds of being, risking themselves in an encounter where horizons are set ablaze into a strange power, the power of the stranger.