Fall 2021 artists-in-residence Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas join VAC Director MacKenzie Stevens from their Los Angeles studio to discuss their multi-layered practice and their work in the exhibition The Blessings of the Mystery, on view September 24 – December 3, 2021. Tune in at noon on Instagram Live (and be sure to follow us @visualartscenter)! A recording of the conversation will be posted here following the live event.
Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978, London, England) lives and works in Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at MCA Chicago (2021); Oxy Arts, Los Angeles (2021); Art Gallery of Guelph, Ontario (2020); ICA Boston (2020); Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland (2019); Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana (2019); Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College (2019); Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga (2018); amongst others. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the El Museo del Barrio Triennial (2021); ICA Richmond (2020); Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg (2020); TEA-Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (2020); International Women's Film Festival, Cologne (2020); 45 Salón Nacional de Artistas Colombia (2019); Chicago Architecture Biennial (2019); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019); MASP, São Paulo (2019); Royal Academy of Art, London (2019); Lille 3000, France (2019); Musée d’art Pully, France (2019); LACE, Los Angeles (2019); MAMM, Medellin (2019); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2018); Disjecta, Portland (2018); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018); amongst others. She is the recipient of a number of fellowships and awards, including VIA Art Fund, Artist Direct Grant (2020); Betty Parsons Fellow, Art Matters (2020); Inaugural Borderlands Fellowship, Center for Imagination in the Borderlands, Arizona State University , and Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York (2020); Wanlass Artist in Residency, Oxy Arts – Occidental College, Los Angeles (2020);/five Initiative, Artist in Residence, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens (2018); Visual Artists Fellowship, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles (2017); Creative Capital Awardee (2015), amongst others.
David de Rozas (b. 1979, Burgos, Spain) lives and works in Los Angeles. David films have been screened in festivals and film curated series worldwide, such as Visions du Réel (2018); True/False (2018); Sheffield Doc/Fest (2018); and Kassel DocFest (2018), among others. De Rozas is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning filmmaker who directed and produced "GIVE," winning seven international awards including Best Experimental at the Smithsonian African American Film Festival at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC (2018), and Best Short Documentary at FullFrame Film Festival (2019). He is the recipient of a VIA Art Fund, Artist Direct Grant (2020); The Flaherty Film Seminar Fellowship (2019); McEvoy Family Award, San Francisco (2021); Visual Artists Fellowship, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles (2017). De Rozas is a 2021 Artist in Residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and a lecturer at the School of Cinema housed in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at the San Francisco State University.