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CAROLINA HICKS

B.1991 Los Angeles 

Education

2016 - 2018   MFA Art, California Institute of the Arts

2009 - 2013   BA Anthropology, San Francisco State University  

2011 - 2012   Academic year abroad, Uppsala University – Sweden 

 

Group Exhibitions

2019   These Creatures –  Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2019   Nothing Personal –  nationalmuseum. Berlin, Germany

2019   WeRise –  Molino Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2019   CO/LAB IV –  Torrance Art Museum. Torrance, CA

2019   Workspace Only/No Overnights –  Art in the Park. Los Angeles, CA

2018   An Arm’s Length – La Tierra de la Culebra Park. Los Angeles, CA 

2018   Incognito – Institute of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles, CA 

2018   Extraña Posesión  – Lugar a Dudas. Cali, Colombia

2018   Rattlesnake Bells in the Desert – The Box Gallery. Los Angeles, CA 

2017   I. Am. Erica – New Wight Gallery UCLA. Los Angeles, CA 

2017   Empathy – A402 Gallery. CalArts 

2017   Don’t Put Me in Direct Sunlight: Animation Show – C113 Gallery. CalArts

2017   Here. There. Everywhere: Queer LA Latinx Exhibition – Los Angeles LGBT Center 

2017   The Body as Site of – CSREA Gallery, Brown University. Providence, RI

2014   Líneas Vulnerables – Boys Club Gallerie. Berlin, Germany 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018   [I Love You So Much] Thesis Show – L-Shape. CalArts 

2016   Good Mourning: Mid-Residency – Main Gallery. CalArts 

2015   el Dolor de Ser – Blood Orange Gallery. Riverside, CA

2014   Clean Your Room – Nudie Jeans Factory. Gothenburg, Sweden

2013   Clumsy – 638 Hawks. Vancouver B.C., Canada 

Residencies

2019   Research Assistant + AiR at the Institute of Urban Research/K3, Malmö University – Sweden 

2019   Summer Session AiR at Otis College of Art and Design – Los Angeles, CA

2019   California Institute of the Arts / Experimental Residency SPRING’19 – Los Angeles, CA

2018   2727 California St. – Collaboration with November 2018’s A.i.R, Practical Records: 

           Queer/POC collective + record label, directed by Peter Hernandez. Berkeley, CA

2018   Escuela Incierta at Lugar a Dudas – Cali, Colombia

2014   Närvaro – Studio residency hosted by Berlin Zine Fest. Berlin, Germany 

Lectures + Workshops

2020   CalArts Winter Practicum, “Psychic Hygiene: Praxis is the Doing” [Intensive Workshop]

2019   Praxis is the Doing: Visiting Artist Lecture at K3, Malmö University – Sweden 

2019   Panel guest at "Right to Defiance", Navel. Los Angeles, CA  

2019   Artist talk at Otis College of Art and Design. Los Angeles, CA  

2019   MAPPING: Psychic-cartographies - workshop with Gloria Galvez and the LA Municipal Art 

           Gallery. Los Angeles, CA 

2018   Semiotic Reflection(s): A DIY praxis and parallels to STEM research.

           Guest lecturer at UCSD, November 2018 – San Diego, CA

2018   Intuitive Tools: Self-archiving and artists journals, the works of Paul Thek and Annie Pootoogook.

           Lecture and workshop at 2727 California St  – Berkeley, CA

2018   Intro to Self-Publishing: Artist talk and interactive workshop for 7th grade students. Miraleste 

           Intermediate School – Palos Verdes, CA (repeated annually 2015-2019)

2017   Unpack It: Zine-making and healing. Artist talk and interactive workshop focused on 

           the mental health benefits of self-publishing. In collaboration with Chicago Zine Fest, hosted by 

           Brainstorm Comics – Chicago, IL 

2016   Zines and Healing. Artist talk and interactive workshop on self-publishing and the mental health 

           benefits of self-publishing. Museum of Latin American Art – Long Beach, CA

2014   Mini-Zines, Big Feelings: DIY approaches to coping with mental health issues and self-harm 

           reduction through zine-making, Berlin Zine Fest – Berlin, Germany

Festival Exhibiting 

2019   SF Zine Fest – USA 

2019   LA Zine Fest – USA 

2017   Zine Fronteras –Tijuana, MX

2017   CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) – USA 

2017   SFV Art Book Fair – USA 

2016   LB Zine Fest – USA 

2014   Berlin Zine Fest – Germany 

2014   Copenhagen Zine Fest – Denmark 

2014   Helsinki Comics Fest – Finland

2013   Think and Die Thinking Fest – USA

 

Published Works

2019   Antologia Zúngale Z3 –  Zúngale Press, DF, MX

2018   Year of the Dog –  Tiny Splendor Press, Los Angeles, CA 

2017   Stay Mad v.1-3. Thick Thigh Collective Press – Los Angeles, CA

2016   Scream Queens Magazine #1. S.R. Press – Oakland, CA

2016   FIX MY HEAD: Conflict, Family, Ritual. Issue 8. Anna Vo – Portland, OR

2016   Gut Flora: A Chapess Zine Anthology. Synchronise Witches Press – Manchester, U.K. 

2015   Signs and Science. C’EST Bon Publishing – Malmö, SE

 

Grants and Awards

2019   Malmö University’s Institute of Urban Research project grant, Fall 2019 

2017   Chiquita Canyon Landfill Scholarship, 1st place recipient – CalArts

2017   Tom Lawson’s Dean Grant – CalArts 

 

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