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 media, 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 that support short-term artworks: a studio space, OurGoods.org, and Trade School.coop. Collaborating with conceptual artists, educators in the solidarity economy movement, and technologists who work in start-ups, Caroline Woolard works to make the political economy of cooperation irresistible.

Understanding artists as long-term residents, Woolard works on the rise of the BFA-MFA-PhD, the Social Life of Artistic Property, 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 last June, as well as the implications of debt and duration for social practices. By 2018, Woolard hopes to celebrate the creation of a new community land trust in New York City with community organizers, computer engineers, and artists who are dedicated to lifelong commoning.

From 2008-2013, Woolard was supported by the infrastructure projects mentioned above, as well as 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 a major grant from the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund. Woolard is currently an Artist in Residence at the Queens Museum, a lecturer at Cooper Union, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the New School, a member of BFAMFAPhD, New York City, To Be Determined, Trade School, and the Pedagogy Group. Woolard is a member of the Board Of Directors of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, a member of the education working group for the New York City Community Land Initiative, and a member of a collective house in Brooklyn.

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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

Jul 22 2014

I’m presenting @ Arts and Democracy
Just Economies, organized by Caron Atlas
http://www.freeconferencing.com/playback_tp.html?n=/storage/sgetFC/OZ4gH/jLSjs
http://www.freeconferencing.com/playback_tp.html?n=/storage/sgetFC/OZ4gH/jmaLi

Jul 24 2014

Book Reception @ Printed Matter
6-8pm for The Social Life of Artistic Property
https://printedmatter.org/events/217
http://thesociallifeofartisticproperty.com

Aug 04 2014

I’m presenting @ e-flux
311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002
7:30-9pm
http://www.e-flux.com/program/summer-mondays-at-e-flux/

Oct 04 2014

BFAMFAPhD @ The Brooklyn Museum
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/crossing_brooklyn/

Oct 23 2014

I’m presenting @ Hidden Economies: A Seminar on Economic Possibility
Roskilde, Denmark: Museum of Contemporary Art
October 23rd and 24th


Past whereabouts

Jul 22 2014

I’m presenting @ Arts and Democracy
Just Economies, organized by Caron Atlas
http://www.freeconferencing.com/playback_tp.html?n=/storage/sgetFC/OZ4gH/jLSjs
http://www.freeconferencing.com/playback_tp.html?n=/storage/sgetFC/OZ4gH/jmaLi

Jul 19 2014

NYCTBD + BFAMFAPhD summer workshop with Arts and Democracy
Artists are long-term residents too! Join us from 3-5pm
http://madmuseum.org/series/new-york-city-be-determined

Jul 17 2014

I’m presenting @ Artist as Activist
Judson Memorial Church
Assembly Hall: 239 Thompson Street, NYC
6:30pm-8:30pm
http://avcenter.org/engaging-artists

Jul 01 2014

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

Jun 22 2014

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

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