Caroline Woolard

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Caroline Woolard (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) is an artist and organizer based in Brooklyn, New York. Making sculptures, furniture, and events, Woolard co-creates spaces for critical exchange, forgotten histories, and plausible futures. Her practice is research-based and collaborative. In 2009, Woolard cofounded three organizations to support collaborative cultural production; three long-term infrastructure projects to support short-term artworks: a studio space, a barter network, and Trade School.

From 2008-2013, Woolard was supported by unemployment benefits, transformative organizers she met as the media coordinator for SolidarityNYC.org, a Fellowship at Eyebeam, a residency at the MacDowell Colony, Watermill, iLAND, and funding from the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund. Woolard is currently an Artist in Residence at the Queens Museum, a lecturer at Cooper Union and the New School, and a member of Trade School and the Pedagogy Group.

Woolard’s research includes: the rise of the BFA-MFA-PhD, footnote systems for research-based art, socially engaged failure, compensation in the arts, and incommensurability. Forthcoming writing will focus on a project at MoMA that closed in June, as well as the implications of debt and duration for social practices. By 2018, Woolard hopes to establish a community land trust in New York City with community organizers, computer engineers, and artists who are dedicated to lifelong commoning.

For more information, go to a meeting with NYCCLI, sign up for the mailing list, listen to a talk, download a reading, look at images below or on flickr, attend an event, or donate time/money.

Shaker Residence <br>wood, casters, paint <br>6ft x 3ft x 12ft <br>2009 Shaker Residence <br> for Mother Ann Lee<br>performance at MacDowell Colony <br>2009 Exchange Cafe <br>4 West 54th Street <br>with Milk Not Jails, Feral Trade, and BeeSpace <br>2013 Barricade to Bed <br>commoning tactic <br>manual at http://makingexchangecafe.com/ <br>2012 Hiding Table <br>scavenged wood <br>prison abolitionist zines <br>2013 Was that you or the House? <br>performance at Watermill <br>with Linda Austin, furniture and costume <br>2010 Was that you or the House? <br>performance at Watermill <br>with Linda Austin, furniture and costume <br>2010 Work Dress for Barter Only <br>size medium <br> traded for basic needs/desires<br>2007-2017 Placebo for Eva Zeisel <br>MoMA Trustee Dinner <br>with Amelia Winger-Berskin <br>2013 Coin & Tongue Company Headquarters <br>with a cigarette barter archive <br>and ceiling panel replacements <br>2012 Coin & Tongue Company Headquarters <br>with a cigarette barter archive <br>and ceiling panel replacements <br>2012 In Your Bedroom <br>high school installation <br>quilt, performance, speaker-pillows <br>2011 Space Time Manifesto <br>wood, plexi, fading text <br>24in x 24in x 2in <br>2005 Trade School <br>self-organized learning in New York, Vietnam, London, Guadalajara, Singapore, Cardiff, Oakland, Milan, Barcelona, Manila, Paris, Glasgow, Cologne, Indianapolis, Amsterdam, Toronto, Quito, Edinburgh, Bangkok, Chihuahua, Nuernberg, Mexico City, Rio, Athens, Halle, Vancouver, Moscow, Shanghai, Sau Paulo, Ottawa, Berlin, Monterrey http://TradeSchool.coop <br>2009-2019 Visceral Knowledge <br>sugar casting and tea <br>for Albert J. Jones <br>2010 Like believing in stars that one sees though they ceased to exist thousands of years ago <br>bronze, leather <br>1.5in x 1.5in <br>2010 Peer Learning at MoMA <br>proposal accepted for Artists Experiment <br>2013 Water Filtration <br> Lake Michigan durational performance <br>local clay, sawdust, performance <br>2010 Trade School furniture <br>self-organized learning in New York, Vietnam, London, Guadalajara, Singapore, Cardiff, Oakland, Milan, Barcelona, Manila, Paris, Glasgow, Cologne, Indianapolis, Amsterdam, Toronto, Quito, Edinburgh, Bangkok, Chihuahua, Nuernberg, Mexico City, Rio, Athens, Halle, Vancouver, Moscow, Shanghai, Sau Paulo, Ottawa, Berlin, Monterrey http://TradeSchool.coop <br>2009-2019 Released to the Sky<br>silkscreen on paper <br>36in x 24in <br>2007 Released to the Sky <br>balloon haircut <br>single-channel video <br>2007 Today Series <br>fading postcards <br>4in x 6in <br>2002-2012 Hinge Chair <br>wood, steel, felt <br>4.5ft x 2 ft x 4ft <br>2007 Subway Prototype 4 <br>aluminum, steel, rubber <br>40in x 10in x 10in <br>2006 Public Seat Prototype 3 <br>steel, wood <br>60in x 20in x 16in <br>2007 Subway Swing <br>cordura, nylon, trimmings <br>2005-2007
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My whereabouts

May 13 2014

Trade School @ CUNY
http://centerforthehumanities.org/seminars/extra-institutional-education

May 17 2014

Howard Singerman @ The Queens Museum
Sunday from 3-5pm for the pooling conversation series
RSVP: http://bfamfaphd.com

Jun 21 2014

I’m learning about worker cooperatives @ NYCNoWC
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-nyc-worker-cooperative-conference-tickets-10026299933

Jul 01 2014

BFAMFAPhD @ the Museum of Art and Design
July 1 through October 12, 2014
http://madmuseum.org/exhibition/nyc-makers

Jul 19 2014

I’m leading a workshop @ SVA
http://www.sva.edu/special-programs/summer-residency-programs/public-art/city-as-site


Past whereabouts

Apr 19 2014

Workshop @ UC Berkeley
Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum
Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley
http://arts.berkeley.edu/events/valuinglabor.html

Apr 15 2014

I’m speaking @ the Vera List Center
with Milena Hoegsberg and Carin Kuoni
6:30-8:30pm at The New School, New York, NY
http://www.veralistcenter.org/engage/event/1911/living-labor/

Apr 13 2014

BFAMFAPhD discussion @ The Queens Museum
RSVP: http://bfamfaphd.com

Apr 01 2014

Visiting Artist Lecture @ UMaine
In Solidarity with #UMaineFuture
April 1st, 7pm
http://www.intermediamfa.org
http://goo.gl/El7X59

Mar 24 2014

Artists Talk @ Hartford Art School
Transparency talk with Carol Padberg’s class
http://catalog.hartford.edu/content.php?catoid=7&navoid=616


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