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Carolina Hicks

Carolina Hicks
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Fine Arts

Carolina holds a BA in Anthropology from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Art from California Institute of the Art.


Carolina Hicks is a Colombian-Americxn artist and writer, born and based in Los Angeles. What began as an illustration and zine publishing practice in 2011, spilled into her current nexus of design, sculpture, video, painting, animation, sound, performance, and engagement. The work is a multi-modal response to the overwhelming, grief-stricken enmeshment between and amongst the ecological, socio-political, cultural, mental, and identity crises occurring on Earth (from deeply private to planetary in scale).

Her research background (and divergence from) social anthropology informs the consistent impulse to connect seemingly disparate fibers of Being, while consistently updating what criticality looks like. Engaging in DIY scholarship with post-punk methodologies, she slips and swims between pools of low and high brow, new media, and visual culture studies - creating new sites of union between the analogous and the virtual terrains. She has participated in residencies at Otis College of Art and Design, CalArts, Malmö University, and most recently with the Los Angeles based project 'Loves Remedies' through ArtCenter DTLA.