Claremont, Calif. (March 24, 2022)—Multidisciplinary artist Carolina Caycedo will deliver the 2022 Stephen and Sandra Glass Annual Humanities Lecture on Thursday, April 7. Her talk, “Spiral of Shared Dreams,” will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium.
Caycedo is a London-born Colombian artist who examines environmental and social issues through different art forms, including performances, videos, artist’s books, sculptures, and installations. Her artist’s bio describes her work as generating “a debate about the future in relation to common goods, environmental justice, just energy transition and cultural biodiversity.” Her ongoing project, Be Dammed, simultaneously uses multiple media, including sculpture, textiles, video, performances and handmade books to construct what Caycedo calls “environmental historical memory.” The Hammer Museum, which featured her work in its biennial exhibition Made in L.A. 2018, described Be Dammed as exploring “the ecological, economic, and psychological impacts of dams built along waterways, particularly in relationship to development in Latin American countries.”
Caycedo has held residencies at The Huntington Gardens, Libraries and Art Collections in San Marino and California DAAD artists-in-Berlin program. A 2020-22 Inaugural Borderlands Fellow at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands-Arizona State University, Caycedo has received funding from several prominent organizations, including Art Matters, the California Community Foundation, the Colombian Culture Ministry, and Arts Council UK.
Caycedo’s recent solo museum shows include Care Report at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź; Wanaawna, Rio Hondo and Other Spirits at the Orange County Museum of Art; and Cosmotarrayas at ICA Boston. Caycedo earned her MFA from the University of Southern California and her BFA from Los Andes University in Bogotá.
Pitzer College’s Stephen and Sandra Glass Annual Humanities Lecture showcases leading international figures in the humanities, enriching the cultural life of The Claremont Colleges community. The annual Glass Humanities Lecture is named in honor of John A. McCarthy Professor Emeritus of Classics Stephen L. Glass, one of the Pitzer’s 11 founding faculty members, and his wife, Dr. Sandra Glass. It is made possible by the support of Pitzer alumna Nancy Rose Bushnell ’69.