How to Survive Artist Spotlight: Carolina Caycedo and Erin Ggaadimits Ivalu Gingrich
By Anchorage Museum
Join us for a series of virtual talks/Q&A sessions with artists featured in the How to Survive exhibition. Artists explore their own practice in relationship to climate change and care. This week’s session features Carolina Caycedo and Erin Ggaadimits Ivalu Gingrich in conversation with Anchorage Museum Chief Curator Francesca Du Brock. Registration required; link provided in confirmation email.
Carolina Caycedo is a London-born Colombian multidisciplinary artist living in Los Angeles. Her geographic photographs, artist’s books, hanging sculptures, performances, films, and installations are 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. Informed by Indigenous and feminist epistemologies, she confronts the role of the colonial gaze in the privatization and dispossession of land and water.
Erin Ggaadimits Ivalu Gingrich is a Koyukon Athabascan and Inupiaq carver and interdisciplinary artist living, working and subsisting in Southcentral Alaska. Honoring her arctic and subarctic ancestral homelands, Ivalu's work represents what ties her and her ancestors to the North. Through carved, painted, and beaded sculptures and mask forms, Ivalu creates representations of the honored wild relatives that have provided for her, her family, and her ancestors since time immemorial.