Caitlin Berrigan works at the intersection of performance, edible sculpture, participatory actions and the life sciences to initiate dialogue about biopolitics and culture. Less concerned with visualizing the unseen, she is interested in employing spatial aesthetics to make imperceptible forces an embodied experience. She stages conflict between pleasure and discomfort through intimate, choreographed encounters between the public and sculptural media—provoking multivalent readings and visceral responses. By uncovering layers of ambiguous emotions, she aims to open a space of potential to confront uncertainty within the context of social issues.
Berrigan was an Agnes Gund fellow at Skowhegan and artist in residence at PROGRAM in Berlin. She holds a Master’s in visual art from MIT and a B.A. in art history and production from Hampshire College. Her work has shown at the Whitney Museum, Storefront for Art & Architecture, Hammer Museum, Gallery 400 Chicago, LACMA, Lugar a Dudas Bogotà, and 0047 Gallery Oslo among other sites and venues.