Traction: Art Talk with Carolina Caycedo
The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is proud to present: Traction: Art Talk with ecologically-engaged artist Carolina Caycedo. For this Traction, Caycedo and collaborators will perform Beyond Control, a choreography of movements which evoke the visual and theoretical relationships that exist between the construction of dams, the containment of bodies of water, and the physical, legal and psychological control of the social body. The performance will be followed by a lecture by Caycedo about her larger art practice.
Carolina Caycedo was born in London to Colombian parents. She transcends institutional spaces to work in the social realm, where she participates in movements of territorial resistance, solidarity economies, and housing as a human right. Carolina's artistic practice has a collective dimension to it in which performances, drawings, photographs and videos are not just an end result, but rather part of the artist's process of research and acting. Through work that investigates relationships of movement, assimilation and resistance, representation and control, she addresses contexts, groups and communities that are affected by developmental projects, like the constructions of dams, the privatization of water, and its consequences on riverside communities.
She has developed publicly engaged projects in Bogota, Quezon City, Toronto, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Lisbon, San Juan, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Mexico DF, Tijuana, and London. Her work has been exhibited worldwide with solo shows at Vienna Secession, Intermediae-Matadero Madrid, Agnes B Gallery Paris, Alianza Francesa Bogota, Hordaland Kunstsenter Bergen, 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, and DAAD Gallery in Berlin. She has participated in international biennials including Sao Paulo (2016), Berlin (2014), Paris Triennial (2013), New Museum (2011), Havana (2009), Whitney (2006), Venice (2003) and Istanbul (2001). In 2012, Caycedo was a DAAD Artist-in-Berlin resident. She has received funding from Creative Capital, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Harpo Foundation, Art Matters, Colombian Culture Ministry, Arts Council UK, and Prince Claus Fund.
Traction: Art Talks, organized for 2018/19 in collaboration with Sharon Daniel and Irene Lusztig, bring internationally renowned artists to the UC Santa Cruz campus with the conviction that the arts offer profound insight into the most pressing ecological, cultural, political, and social questions of our time.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC)
453 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064