2018 Season II

Artist Statement/ Biography

Caitlin Berrigan works across performance, video, sculpture, text and public choreographies to engage with the intimate and embodied dimensions of power, politics, and capitalism. Her current body of work, Treatise on Imaginary Explosions, is a cosmology of episodic pseudo-science fiction videos, sculptures, costumes, and drawings. The series follows an affiliation of transfeminist geologists as they operate in communication with the desires of the mineral earth for radical, planetary transformation. Recent projects include Unfinished State, an exhibition and artist's book published by Archive Books addressing post-conflict landscapes, affective geographies, speculative real estate and speculative fiction between Berlin and Beirut.


Caitlin Berrigan has created special commissions for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Harvard Carpenter Center, and the deCordova Museum. Her work has shown at Storefront for Art & Architecture, Hammer Museum, Anthology Film Archives, LACMA, and Goldsmith's London. She has received grants and fellowships from the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Humboldt Foundation, Skowhegan, Graham Foundation, PROGRAM for Art & Architecture Berlin, and the Wassaic Project. She holds a Master's in visual art from MIT and a B.A. from Hampshire College. She is a professor of emerging media at NYU Tisch Photography & Imaging and an affiliate of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Technology, Culture and Society.