Caitlin Berrigan works across performance, video, sculpture, text and participatory public interventions to engage with the intimate social dimensions of power and politics. Through strategies of excess, irreverence, queer trespass, desire and discomfort, she aims to create propositional spaces to contend with sociopolitical forces. Recent projects include Unfinished State, an exhibition and artist’s book published by Archive Books addressing post-conflict landscapes, affective geographies, speculative real estate and speculative fiction between Berlin and Beirut.
Berrigan has created special commissions for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Harvard Carpenter Center, and the deCordova Museum. Her work has shown at Storefront for Art & Architecture, Hammer Museum, Gallery 400 Chicago, Anthology Film Archives, LACMA, Lugar a Dudas Colombia, 0047 Gallery Oslo, and the Vancouver Olympics, among others. She is the recipient of a Chancellor Fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation, a Sculpture Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Agnes Gund Fellowship from Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Invited residencies include Schloss Solitude, PROGRAM for Art & Architecture Berlin, Fountainhead Miami, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and The Wassaic Project.
She has served as visiting faculty and teacher at Bard College Berlin, Harvard University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, UMass Boston and Maine College of Art. She has been an invited speaker at the New Museum, Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, and the Max Planck Institute. Berrigan holds a Master’s in visual art from MIT and a B.A. in visual art and art history from Hampshire College.