Krista Caballero

Co-Director, Center for Experimental Humanities and Artist in Residence

Krista Caballero is an interdisciplinary artist exploring issues of agency, survival, and environmental change. Moving freely between traditional and emerging media, her work explores the messy and often surprising encounters between human, ecological, and technological landscapes. In 2010 she created Mapping Meaning, an ongoing project that brings together artists, scientists, and scholars through experimental workshops, exhibitions, and transdisciplinary research.

Caballero was awarded a 2017 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and is currently a Smithsonian Research Associate working with the National Museum of Natural History studying the cultural implications of bird species decline. She has been awarded residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, among others and exhibited nationally and internationally in exhibitions, festivals as well as venues outside the usual art context. Some of these include: the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA); the North American Ornithological Conference; RAY2018 Photo Triennale in Germany; Kunsthall Trondheim in Norway; and the Association for Computers and the Humanities. Caballero received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and is Co-Director and Artist in Residence of the Center for Experimental Humanities at Bard College in N.Y.