PeopleFaculty, Visiting Professor

Carolina Caycedo

Carolina Caycedo (London, 1978) is a Colombian multidisciplinary artist living in Los Angeles.
Her immense geographic photographs, lively artist’s books, hanging sculptures, performances, films, and
installations are not merely art objects but gateways into larger discussions about how we treat each other
and the world around us. Through her studio practice and fieldwork with communities impacted by
large-scale infrastructure and other extraction projects, she invites viewers to consider the unsustainable
pace of growth under capitalism and how we might embrace resistance and solidarity. Process and
participation are central to Caycedo’s practice, she contributes to the reconstruction of environmental and
historical memory as a fundamental space for climate and social justice. Informed by Indigenous and
feminist epistemologies, she confronts the role of the colonial gaze in the privatization and dispossession
of land and water. Caycedo conjures common goods and collective bodies in what she refers to as
Geochoreographies, to examine the environmental, economic, social and spiritual impacts of extractivist
industries, raising questions about the future of our shared sources, and gearing towards a fair transition.
Caycedo is a current nominee for the 10 Artes Mundi prize in Wales, a 2023 United States Artists fellow
and a 2023–2024 Getty Research Institute Artist In Residence.

Caycedo received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of
Fine Arts from the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She has held residencies at the DAAD
in Berlin; The Huntington Libraries, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California; and
the Office for Contemporary Art in Norway, among others. She has participated in numerous international
biennales including the Sharjah, Sydney, Chicago Architecture, São Paulo, Istanbul, Berlin, Havana, and
Whitney Biennials; and has received funding from the Via Art Fund, Creative Capital, Prince Claus Fund,
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, California Community Foundation, Colombian Ministry of
Culture, and Getty Foundation.

Caycedo’s recent solo museum exhibitions include Projects: Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas at
MoMA NY (2022-2023); Land of Friends at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle
(2022-2023); The Blessings of the Mystery at Ballroom Marfa (2022); From the Bottom of the River at the
MCA Chicago (2020-2021); Cosmotarrayas at ICA Boston (2020); Wanaawna, Rio Hondo, and Other Spirits at the Orange County Museum of Art (2019-2020), and Care Report at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź,
Poland (2019-2020).

Caycedo's work is included in several collections at major institutions including the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago; Guggenheim, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Whitney
Museum of American Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco;
Seoul Museum of Art; The Huntington Art Museum, San Marino; Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis
Chateaubriand; Banco de la República, Bogotá; Migros Museum, Zurich; Tate Modern, London; and
Museum of Modern Art, New York.