Biography

Caecilia Tripp’s immersive participatory performances, film installations, sound sculptures, photography and large-scale score drawings are deeply rooted in what Edouard Glissant calls the ‘poetics of relation’. She focuses on forms of freedom, utopia and civil disobedience in a globalised world, highlighting the role of new languages, sounds, cultural codes and social imaginaries in the making of history.

Tripp’s works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at Le CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine, France (2016); Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria (2016); Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin (2016); Bronx Museum, New York (2015); Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2015); Brooklyn Museum, New York (2014); Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014); Clark House Initiative Bombay (2012); Dakar Biennale (2010); Center of Contemporary Arts, New Orleans (2009); Prospect Biennale 1, New Orleans (2009); Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2009); 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008); De Appel, Amsterdam (2005); MoMA PS1, New York (2004) and Museum of Modern Art, Paris (2004), among others. Her work has also featured in film festivals such as MOSTRA 61 Film Festival, Venice; Real Life Film Festival, Ghana; Athens Film Festival; Urban Film Festival, New York; London Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. She has collaborated on films with Edouard Glissant, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and Karen D. McKinnon. 

She has received several grants and fellowships and participated in a residency at MoMA PS1 (2004). Her film The Making of Americans received the Award for Best Experimental Short, Cinema Paradise, Hawaii (2004). She is currently a visiting fellow at the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto and was previously a visiting fellow at Brooklyn College, New York (2013) and Academia Internacional de Cinema (AIC), São Paulo (2008).
 
Born in Frankfurt, Tripp currently lives in New York and works between New York and Toronto.

SAF participation:
Sharjah Biennial 14