Caitlin Berrigan

Field of Practice:

Visual Arts


City, Country:

Berlin, Germany


2015, 2016, 2017


June 2016 - Aug 2016

Born 1981 in CA/USA.

Caitlin Berrigan works between New York City, NY/USA and Berlin/Germany. In 2015 she joined the full-time faculty of the Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging of New York University to teach emerging media arts practice. Since 2009 she holds a Master’s degree in visual art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA/USA and since 2004 a Bachelor’s degree in visual art and art history from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA/USA.

Caitlin Berrigan works across performance, sculpture, text, new media and public interventions to articulate the intimate and uncanny dimensions of power and politics. Her work includes Spectrum of Inevitable Violence, a large-scale class warfare food fight to expose the messy intersectional nature of class (commissioned 2010 by Experience Economies, Cambridge MA and 2012 by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston MA/USA); and Lessons in Capitalism, a ludic observation of the language of finance and money through the eyes of children (commissioned 2013 by the Harvard Carpenter Center for Creative Time). Her recent solo exhibition at Archive Kabinett, Berlin, Unfinished State (2015), explores speculative fictions and real estate between Berlin and Beirut/Lebanon. An artist’s book from this work will be published in 2016 by Archive Books.

Caitlin Berrigan’s work was shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Hammer Museum, Gallery 400 Chicago, Anthology Film Archives, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lugar a Dudas Colombia, 0047 Gallery Oslo, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She is the recipient of a Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2013–2014), an artist fellowship in sculpture from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (2013), and a fellowship from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2008). Invited residencies include PROGRAM – Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaborations Berlin/Germany, Fountainhead Residency Miami, FL/USA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and The Wassaic Project, NY/USA.