Capitoline Wolves

Project: Capitoline Wolves

Info: Capitoline Wolves (2016), cherry wood, powder coated steel, dyed stoneware, local water, hand mirrored glass, copper bowls, performance 29" x 36" x 72" each, forming a circle that is 15' in diameter
System: Study Center
Carried on Both Sides

Project: Carried on Both Sides

Info: sleep app, installation, 2016-present, in collaboration with Helen Lee, Alexander Rosenberg, and Lika Volkova




Panel @ SAIC

Sunday, April 2, 10:00AM
United, States, America: Three Problematic Concepts

Friday March 31, 6 pm
, Keynote
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton University, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Saturday April 1, 10 am, Panel 1 - Checks and Balancing Acts: Consensus, Constitutionality, Rule of Law
Ed Yohnka, Director of Communication and Public Policy, Illinois ACLU
Katherine Franke, Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School
Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward Alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois Governor
K-Sue Park, Legal Aid Attorney, working at the Texas-Mexico border
Saturday April 1, 1:30 pm, Screening: I Am Not Your Negro, dir. Raoul Peck (2016)
Saturday April 1, 4 pm, Panel 2 - Origins of the Present Crisis: Race, Gender, Religion
Ronak Kapadia, University of Illinois at Chicago, Global Asian Studies
Raoul Peck, director of I Am Not Your Negro (unconfirmed) 
+ Two additional unconfirmed panelists
Sunday April 2, 10 am, Panel 3 - It’s The Stupid Economy, Stupid
June Lapidus, Roosevelt University, Union for Radical Political Economics
Leigh Claire La Berge, BMCC CUNY, author of Scandals and Abstractions: Financial Fiction in the Long 1980s
Phil Ashton, University of Illinois at Chicago, Urban Planning and Policy
Caroline Woolard, artist working with financial instruments
Sunday April 2, 2 pm, Panel 4 - I Tweeted The News Today. Sad. 
Margaret Holt, Standards Editor, The Chicago Tribune
Jack Doppelt, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Aric Toler, Bellingcat, citizen investigative journalism, works on Russian media



Speaker @ NYU's Interactive Digital Media Program

Wednesday, April 5, 6:00PM
Caroline Woolard will present her work in the Graduate Colloquium Speaker Series at NYU's Interactive Digital Media program on Wednesday, April 5th from 6:00pm to 6:50pm.
The presentation will take place at:
2 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY
(The entrance door is on Lawrence Street - across from Chipotle)

Workshop (Idea Lab) at the Visible Futures Lab

Wednesday, April 12, 3:00PM

Idea Lab: a resource-sharing practice

New York City can feel like a difficult place to make art, but often the resources we need to make our work are right in our community. The Idea Lab is a simple practice that helps connect artists, designers, and craftspeople to share ideas and resources. This Idea Lab will be facilitated by co-founder Caroline Woolard.

What happens at the Idea Lab?

  • Artists and makers of all kinds meet at the Visible Futures Lab at SVA

  • We split into small groups

  • Each artist shares their challenge

  • The small group brainstorms resources and ideas to meet that challenge

  • The whole group comes together to address any unmet challenges

Whether you need help refining an idea, access to space or equipment, connections to experts in another field, or information about venues for your work, you can find it at an Idea Lab! You will leave with actionable ideas, a better understanding of your challenge, and a new support network.

Idea Labs start promptly - please arrive five minutes early! 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12th from 3-5pm 
WHERE: Visible Futures Lab at the School of Visual Arts
132 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10011 (7th Floor)

Workshop @ RPI and the Santuary for Independent Media

Saturday, May 6, 6:00PM

Caroline Woolard will be running a workshop at the Santuary for Independent Media and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on the formation of resources sharing networks.


Workshop Leader @ Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Wednesday, May 10, 12:00PM

Caroline Woolard facilitates sessions for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s SEED and Artist as Activist grantees at the Residency campus in Captiva, Florida. 


Presentation with Community Economies Research Network

Monday, June 5, 12:00PM

Caroline Woolard will present in Bolsena, Italy with Community Economies Research Network.


Writer in Residence @ Mesa Refuge

Friday, June 16, 12:00PM

Caroline Woolard and Jodie Evans are writers in residence at the Mesa Refuge to work on their book, Growing a Local Peace Economy (Chelsea Green, 2017).


Session Leader at Nomad9

Monday, June 26, 12:00PM

Caroline Woolard will be a session leader at Nomad9 at the University of Hartford


Lecture @ Mildred's Lane

Monday, July 3, 6:00PM

Caroline Woolard will give a presentation at Mildred's Lane during MILDRED ARCHAEOLOGY II. Mark Dion, J. Morgan Puett, with local and visiting historians and artists continue to study the site of The Mildred’s Lane Transhistorical Society and Museum, an ongoing project at the heart of the greater Mildred’s Lane project. 


Teacher @ SVA's Summer Residency Program

Wednesday, July 19, 12:00PM

Caroline Woolard is a faculty mentor in this intensive studio residency, hosted by SVA’s MFA Fine Arts Department, which has been designed for artists working in cross-platform, non-disciplinary practices that aim for the intersection of art and ideas.



(Un)doing (Un)compensation

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(March 2014) by Caroline Woolard

Artists Report Back

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Artists Report Back used data about artists’ demographics, occupations, educational attainment, field of degree, and earnings as recorded by The Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) to make statements about the current conditions and contradictions of working artists and arts graduates.

BFAMFAPhD: On the Cultural Value Debate

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(February 2015)

Caroline Woolard Career Narrative (2016)

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Caroline Woolard Work Sample (2016)

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Carried on Both Sides Writing

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Creative Commonwealth: Urban Community Land Trusts

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 (May 2014)

Critical Writing about Caroline Woolard's Work

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Dear Viewer

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 from BFAMFAPhD (July 2014) 

Free Libre Open Source Systems and Art (FLOSSA)

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I do not have a boss!

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 (Solidarity Economy Poster, 2010)

J20 Solidarity Economy POSTER (English)

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J20 Solidarity Economy POSTER (Mandarin)

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J20 Solidarity Economy POSTER (Spanish)

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Project Review Guide

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This is a guide to think through: (1) how a project communicates your intentions (2) how you can best learn and grow as an artist / designer.

Proposal for Free/Open/Libre Art

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Script for a NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative

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 (March 2015)

So you want to start a platform cooperative...

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Solidarity Art Worlds

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 (February 2013)

Statement of Solidarity with #UMaineFuture

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(April 2014) by Caroline Woolard

Template for a 2 Hour Workshop

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Ten Leaps: A Lexicon for Art Education (DRAFT)

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What is a successful project?

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Caroline Woolard a participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program, located at 28 Liberty Street in Lower Manhattan. 


Caroline Woolard co-creates projects and institutions for the solidarity economy. Her feminist, transdisciplinary method connects discrete objects to aligned contexts of circulation. For example, Woolard builds sculptures for barter only as she also co-creates international barter networks; she fabricates model Shaker housing and she also co-convenes organizers of community land trusts; she co-creates card games for the commons as she also directs a study center for group work. 

Her multi-year, collaborative institutions include (since 2008); (since 2009); (since 2014); NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (since 2015). Recent commissions include WOUND, Cooper Union, New York, NY (2016); and Capitoline Wolves, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2016), and Exchange Café, MoMA, New York, NY (2014). 

Group exhibitions include Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2014); and Living as Form, Creative Time, New York, NY (2011). Woolard’s work has been supported by residencies at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Workspace, New York, NY (2016);  MoMA, New York, NY (2014); Queens Museum, Queens, NY, (2014); and Watermill, Water Mill, NY (2011) and through fellowships at Eyebeam, Brooklyn, NY (2013); and the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (2009). 
Recent scholarly writing on her work has been published in Artforum (2016); Art in America (2016); The New York Times (2016); and South Atlantic Quarterly (2015). Recent visiting artist lecture appointments include the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, WI); the University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA); the Malmo Art Academy (Malmo, Sweden); San Diego State University (San Diego, CA); University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI); and the Royal Danish Academy (Copenhagen, Denmark).
Woolard holds a BFA from Cooper Union (Studio Arts, 2007) and is a recipient of the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund (OurGoods, 2010-2012), the Antipode Scholar-Activist Project Award (Community Economies Collective, 2016), and the Theo Westenberger Estate Fund (2015). Woolard has been named one of 11 Artists to Transform the Art World in 2017 (2017), has been listed in the WIRED Smart List (2013), ArtNet's Top 20 Female Artists (2015), and in the Top 100 Women for the Commons by the Peer to Peer Foundation (2014). Woolard is a lecturer in MFA Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) and in the Integrated Design Program at the New School (New York, NY), a project manager at the worker-owned design firm, and a member of the Community Economies Research Network and the board of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics.

Short 100 word BIO
Caroline Woolard (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist who creates discrete objects as well as institutions for the solidarity economy. The multi-year institutions she has co-founded include barter networks (2008-2016); (2009-2017); cross-sector organizing network SolidarityNYC (2009-2013); cultural equity advocacy group (2014-2017); and the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (2015-2017). Recent commissions include WOUND, Cooper Union (2016); and Capitoline Wolves, Cornell University (2016), and MoMA Studio: Exchange Café (2014). Group exhibitions include Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum (2014); and Living as Form, Creative Time (2011). Woolard’s work has been supported by residencies at LMCC (2017); NewInc (2016); MoMA (2014); Queens Museum (2014); and Watermill (2011) and through fellowships at Eyebeam (2013); and the MacDowell Colony (2009).


Woolard's upcoming eventsfull bioprojectsinstitutionswriting, and past talks are below. Download a PDF of her career narrative here and critical writing about her work here. Email Caroline Woolard [at] gmail [dot] com to request more information.