b. 1978 London, England
Carolina Caycedo's practice moves beyond the bounds of the studio, gallery and institution extending into the realm of the social, where she explores systems of movement and exchange, as well as processes of assimilation and resistance. To this end she has organized public marches, set up impromptu bazaars, and engaged in activist-style street interventions. She has also designed and sewn a series of flags that mix nationalist symbols to create new identities for communities that are culturally hybrid and lack any official recognition. Here, Caycedo's hand-sewn banners both announce political positions and broadcast messages that function as affirmations and exhortations.