Consisting of a video work, sound piece and sculpture, Carolina's multimedia installation Then you find yourself in the middle of dust aims to define the intangible moments throughout a building's state of demolishment. Soon after she started to document the process of the building getting demolished, neighbors and pedestrians started to give me fragments of stories of what the building was and what the space is going to become. At Open Studios, she presents a series of gestures, an attempt to contain, slow down, and organize this fragile moment of transformation. "How do I contain what is banishing, what expands and soon
disappears? The impossibility to get a hold of them was my task".

Carolina González Valencia's (b. 1985 in Bogotá, Colombia – lives and works in Lewiston, Maine, US) films and videos exist at the intersection of the personal, social, and political. In her work, she weaves animations, performance, re-enactments, drawings, and readymades, to create new documents that challenge social and historical representations of migration, otherness, and labor. She received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Art and Visual Culture at Bates College.


Carolina Gonzalez Valencia
Dates of residency: May - June 2018
Born: 1985
Hometown: Bogota
Lives and works: Maine
2016 The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - Chicago, IL
MFA in Studio Art- Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation
2009 The School of The Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL
BFA, Studio Art, Leadership Honorary Mention
Selected shows:
2015 Abandoned Practices Public Performance, Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Prague
2014 Kilometer 13 video installation, Prepped, Usable Space Gallery, Wisconsin
2012 tHERE, Momentum, alumni student show, Broward College , Florida
2008 the Map (Performance), Elegant Mr. Gallery, Chicago