Ghosts in the water: Carolina Caycedo's river portraits and video apparitions tell difficult stories
Roberto Greco

At the Orange County Museum of Art, L.A. artist Carolina Caycedo fills galleries with water images. At the Huntington Library, her video apparitions haunt the halls. And recently at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Caycedo explored the destructive nature of dams.

While the politics of water have been a central theme, Caycedo’s explorations extend well beyond that.

Her work delves into issues of environmental justice, feminism and displacement. She is also a keen observer of the ways in which historical narratives are deployed: what they put forth and what, for purposes of myth-making, they leave out.