Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez, born and raised in La Paz- Bolivia, currently lives and works in Arizona, U.S. Her practice addresses geopolitical concerns of exploitation, as it relates to natural resource control and the invisible labor that supplies global trade. Drawing references from myths and oral story telling; her work interweaves textiles, video, pottery to create multimedia installations that explore historical and contemporary forms of labor. Aranibar-Fernandez’s recent work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Art in Bolivia, New York, Qatar, and in the 2017 Kathmandu triennial in Nepal. Received an M.F.A from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.F.A from the Kansas City Art Institute. She is currently the resident artist for the 2019 - 2020 Binational Arts Residency and works both in Arizona (US) and Sonora (MX). She received the 2018-2019 Projecting All Voices Fellowship at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Recipient of the 2016-2017 Fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.
B.F.A from the Kansas City Art Institute
M.F.A from Virginia Commonwealth University
2019 -2020 Resident Artist, Bi-National Arts Residency
2020 The Studios of Key West
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
2018 -2019 Projecting All Voices Fellow, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University
2016-2017 Fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar