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Conversation: Carolina Caycedo—Land of Friends

Sat, August 10 | 2:00–3:00

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Caycedo Landoffriends

Still from Land of Friends/Tierra de los Amigos, 2014


Carolina Caycedo. Benefactors of Architecture Fund

This event will begin with a screening of Carolina Caycedo’s film Land of Friends, newly acquired by the Art Institute, followed by a conversation with the artist and Anna Burckhardt Pérez, Neville Bryan Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design.

Through her studio practice and fieldwork with communities impacted by large-scale infrastructure and other extraction projects, Carolina Caycedo invites us to consider the unsustainable pace of growth under capitalism and how we might embrace resistance and solidarity. Her film Land of Friends focuses on seemingly small images and micromoments of everyday life, highlighting the tensions and struggles between local fishing and farming communities and the multinational corp­orations converting the Yuma into hydroelectric power.

About the Speakers

Carolina Caycedo

Carolina Caycedo is a Colombian multidisciplinary artist living in Los Angeles. Her geographic photographs, 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. 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. Caycedo’s recent solo museum exhibitions include Spiral for Shared Dreams, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2023–24); Land of Friends, at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (2022–23) and the Artium Museum, Vitoria (2023–24); The Blessings of the Mystery, at Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2022); and From the Bottom of the River, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2020–21).

Burckhardt

Anna Burckhardt Pérez is the Neville Bryan Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Before joining the museum, she worked at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she organized and co-organized several exhibitions and programs, most recently Projects: Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas. She is curator of the exhibition Threads to the South at the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), New York. 

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