carolyn castaño

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I'm a Colombian-American visual artist whose practice focuses on painting, drawing, and video. My most recent bodies of work - Other Feminist Histories (La Sala de Nati), Mujeres Que Crean (Women Who Create), Paradise (Paraiso) and Physiognomy of Tropical Vegetation in South America: After Humboldt & Berg - are all encounters with themes and images originating in Latin and Central America, with a particular emphasis on how gender and ecological concerns play out in regional conflicts, narco-trafficking, and post-colonial struggle. These drawings and paintings mix materiality with content in pieces that consider how the Latin American body and the Latin American landscape remain inextricably linked, even as their surrounding media and political contexts are increasingly virtualized, digitized and globalized. - Carolyn Castaño