Carolina Trigo is an artist, designer and researcher based in Los Angeles. Her practice is performance and text based, it explores the notion of impurity in relation to politics and transformability. Trigo holds a Ph.D in Philosophy with honours from the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland, obtained under the supervision of Catherine Malabou (principal) and Judith Butler (muse). Prior to her doctorate, Trigo received an M.A in Philosophy with Distinction from the European Graduate School, a B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, and a a Fine Arts education in Buenos Aires.
Trigo's work has been exhibited in the U.S. in Los Angeles and New York (notably at the Storefront for Art and Architecture), in Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Argentina, France and online at Anti-Utopias. She has taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) Mediascapes Program, Visual Studies Program, and SCIFI Graduate Programs—all Master of Design Research Programs (MDesR)—, at UCLA Design and Media Arts, at Art Center College of Design, at the Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, and in Finland at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture Masters Degree Program,—in both the Department of Art and Research and the Department of Design—. She also taught at the University of Jyväskylä’s Masters Degree Program in Digital Culture at the Department of Art and Culture Studies.
Trigo has lectured at the University of the Arts Helsinki (Theatre Academy), the Universidad de Mendoza in Argentina (at Mundaneum: International Meeting of Architecture and Design), at Tama Art University in Japan, Art Center, SCI-Arc and UCLA. She was awarded a working grant from the Arts Council of Central Finland, a Graphis Gold Medal for design and the Graphis Gold Medal award for top instructor.