Airco Caravan

Airco Caravan (Amsterdam/New York) is conceptual artist, painter and activist.
During Art The Hague 2019 only round artworks will be on view, inspired by the 100th anniversary of Women's voting rights in the Netherlands, and the art fair's theme 'Women in art'. Of course this made me think of the Guerrilla Girls, who said in 1989: "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met Museum?". Today, 30 years later, not too much has changed. As founder of the Nasty Women Amsterdam fundraiser exhibition, I feel strongly connected with women's rights, and I ask myself: what happened in the last era, are women equal now in our male dominated society and art world? My paintings focus on this question by showing the not so exciting everyday objects, mostly used by women.

Past projects:
• Monument for Martin Luther King on Monument for Martin Luther King, 50 identical statues of Dr. King, placed in Europe and the US to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination, april 4th, 2018.
• ‘Weapon: Other’ and ’Still Life’: a growing series of paintings, installations and wall tapestries of unusual murder weapons.
• ‘Made in China’, a forbidden portrait of the Dalai Lama, illegally painted in 16 parts by 16 artists in China.
• Founder of Nasty Women Amsterdam, international anti-Trump art movement and fundraiser exhibition; 184 participating artists from 27 countries, raising $17,000 for women’s rights.

Airco Caravan participated in group & solo shows and art fairs around the world, in places like Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, London, New York, Memphis, Vienna, Bristol, Mexico City, Tokyo, Melbourne.
Studied at Academy of Arts in Utrecht, Netherlands (BA) and the Art Students League of New York.

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