Caroline Woolard graduated from the only tuition-free art school in the country (Cooper Union, BFA 2006) with a strong commitment to the solidarity economy movement and conceptual art. In 2009, Woolard cofounded three systems for cultural production: a studio space, a barter network, and Trade School. These experimental systems of mutual aid inform and enable her short term projects, including: Exchange Cafe for Artists Experiment at the Museum of Modern Art (2013), The Economy of We at The University of Massachusetts Amherst (2012), and a Barricade to Bed toolkit for a cyberfeminist event at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center (2013). Woolard is a resident in the Queens Museum Studio Program, teaches at The New School, coordinates Trade School, and is currently working towards a community land trust for a new coalition of artists, internet activists, and community organizers. For up to date information, lectures, and events, please visit: http://carolinewoolard.com/.
conceptual art, participation, collaboration, reciprocity, solidarity economy, barter, social practice, socially engaged art, relational aesthetics, social sculpture, critical exchange