Carolina Caycedo: Land of Friends at BALTIC Gateshead

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago. Image courtesy of the artist.

Carolina Caycedo at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, 28 May–20 November 2022, free entry

Carolina Caycedo’s first major survey in Europe – Land of Friends – will take place at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art this May. The LA-based, London-born Colombian artist’s work is concerned with environmental justice, resistance and solidarity, just energy transition and biodiversity in environmental and cultural realms. Caycdedo also talks about environmental historical memory which her work feeds into, and is an attempt to stop future generations from making the same mistakes, if history is always present and alive.

Favouring participation, the artist often works with communities impacted by large scale infrastructure, and her pieces invite audiences to consider the effect of unsustainable growth and the never-ending capitalist pursuit. The BALTIC survey of Caycedo’s work will include her output from the last 20 years, alongside the newly commissioned Tyne Catchment (2022), inspired by the River Tyne, which slots into her ongoing River Book series.

You can catch the exhibition preview on 27 May, 6-8.30pm.

 

Carolina Caycedo at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle

28 May–20 November 2022
Free entry