Project Description

Carolina Caycedo: Participatory presentation of the Serpent River Book

Sunday, December 2, 2-4pm
c:3 Initiative

Carolina Caycedo: Participatory presentation of the Serpent River Book is a supporting program of the Disjecta 2018-2019 Curator in Residence Season curated by Suzy Halajian

Published in 2017 by Caycedo, the Serpent River Book combines archival images, maps, poems, lyrics, satellite photos, with the artist’s own images and texts on river bio-cultural diversity, in a long and meandering collage. The fluctuating publication can frame many narratives. As a book it can be opened, pleated, and read in many directions. It has a performative potential to it, functioning as a score or as a workshop tool. The book gathers visual and written materials compiled by the artist while working in Colombian, Brazilian, and Mexican communities affected by the industrialization and privatization of river systems.

About the Artist

Carolina Caycedo was born in London to Colombian parents and is currently based in Los Angeles. 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. Caycedo’s 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.

She has developed publicly engaged projects in Bogota, Quezon City, Toronto, Madrid, São Paulo, Lisbon, San Juan, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Mexico City, Tijuana, and London. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Secession, Vienna; Intermediae-Matadero, Madrid; Agnes B Gallery, Paris; Alianza Francesa Bogotá; Hordaland Kunstsenter. Bergen; 18th Street Arts Center; Santa Monica; and DAAD Gallery, Berlin. She has participated in international biennials including São Paulo (2016), Berlin (2014), Paris Triennial (2013), New Museum (2011), Havana (2009), Whitney Museum (2006), Venice (2003), and Istanbul (2001). In 2012, Caycedo was a DAAD Artists-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. She received an MFA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a BFA from the Los Andes University, Bogotá.

About Disjecta’s Curator-in-Residence Program

The Curator-in-Residence program provides an opportunity for emerging curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice through a one-year residency. Curators engage with a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space. Past Curators-in-Residence include: Julia Greenway (2017-18), Michele Fiedler (2016-17), Chiara Giovando (2015-16), Rachel Adams (2014-15), Summer Guthery (2013-14), Josephine Zarkovich (2012-13), and Jenene Nagy (2011-12).

The 2018-19 Curator-in-Residence program is supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is supported by Oregon Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Oregon Community Foundation, James F. And Marion L. Miller Foundation, the Arts Impact Fund and The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation. Other businesses and individuals provided additional support.

c3:initiative is a co-presenting partner with the Disjecta Contemporary Art Center Curator in Residence program for a second year during the 2018- 2019 season. The program lends studio and low residency space to artists exhibiting as part of the upcoming CiR season. When possible c:3 hosts open studios and partner events at our North Portland location, as part of the program.

Image courtesy of the artist.