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 who works between the solidarity economy and conceptual art. Making media, sculptures, furniture, and events, Woolard co-creates spaces for critical exchange, forgotten histories, and desire inducing narratives. Her practice is research-based and collaborative. Sensing that each project transforms the people who make it, Woolard opens spaces for co-production rather than toiling alone. 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. Working with conceptual artists, educators in the solidarity economy movement, and technologists in start-ups, Caroline Woolard labors for political economies of cooperation.

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. Woolard is proud to be an organizing member of BFAMFAPhD, New York City, To Be Determined, Trade School, and the Pedagogy Group. Caroline Woolard serves on the Board Of Directors of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, participates in the education working group for the New York City Community Land Initiative, is currently in The Center for Neighborhood Leadership NYC Organizing Academy, and lives in a 17-year-old 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

Jan 26 2015

I’m presenting @ U.C. Berkeley
The Art, Activism, and Technology Series
co-presented by the Arts Research Center,
the Berkeley Center for New Media,
and The David Brower Center
7:30-9pm
http://www.arts.berkeley.edu/?page_id=1089


Past whereabouts

Nov 15 2014

I’m giving the 34th Annual Schumacher Lecture
9:30am - 3pm at Judson Memorial Church, NYC
http://www.centerforneweconomics.org/register

Nov 14 2014

I’m presenting @ Digital Labor
2:15 PM - 04:45 PM
The New School
66 W 12th St., 4th Floor (Room 403)
http://www.digitallabor.org/schedule/case-studies-in-solidarity-not-sharing-economies

Nov 11 2014

I’m speaking @ NEWINC
12:30pm Lunch Series
http://newinc.org/

Nov 07 2014

I’m presenting @ Unruly Engagement / Artist as Social Agent
Curated by Bruce Checefsky
Cleveland Institute of Art
http://cia.edu/academics/community-works/unruly-engagements-conference/overview

Nov 04 2014

I’m speaking and doing studio visits @ New York Studio Residency Program
3-6pm at 20 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
http://nysr.aicad.org/

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