Carolina Caycedo

Carolina Caycedo


[ID: A woman with short, dark brown hair looks directly at the camera with a small smile. She is wearing burgundy lipstick and a traditional woven dress from northern Mexico. Her arms are crossed loosely in front of her, showing a large snake tattoo wrapping around her right arm and a tattoo of three lines on her left forearm. The background is out of focus and shows an empty, wooden white hallway.]

Portrait photo by Ruben Diaz.

Los Angeles, CA
2023 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Mellon Foundation.

Carolina Caycedo is a Colombian, London-born, multidisciplinary artist known for her performances, videos,  artist’s books, sculptures, and installations that examine environmental and social issues. Caycedo’s  work contributes to the construction of environmental historical memory as a fundamental element for non-repetition of violence against human and nonhuman entities. She is currently a nominee for the Artes Mundi 10 prize in Wales. Caycedo lives and works in Los Angeles.

Reciprocal Sacrifice, 2022. Single-channel HD video. 12:40 minutes.
  • Artwork by Carolina Caycedo
    Installation view of Carolina Caycedo: Cosmotarrayas​, 2020. Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Photo courtesy of the artist and ICA Boston. Photo by Mel Taing.
    [ID: Photo of a white-walled gallery hung with brightly-colored mobile sculptures woven from various materials. The installation contrasts wide, airy structures against more solid pieces such as hanging medallions and a long, hanging sculpture composed of glass and plastic bottles.]
  • Artwork by Carolina Caycedo
    Tyne Catchment, 2022. Color pencil on paper, dimensions 71.6 × 137.8 inches. Commissioned by Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom.
    [ID: A large-scale drawing full of intricate detail and vibrant color that depicts a map of a river area with events and locations illustrated in larger-than-life scale, including factory buildings spewing smoke, roadways, farmers, and groups of people marching or posing together.]
Artwork by Carolina Caycedo Artwork by Carolina Caycedo