In the work of conceptual artist, activist and painter Airco Caravan themes like freedom, equal rights, life and peace are always the fundament. Themes that, in our society, are often hidden, and covered with hate, oppression and death; opposites, two sides of the same coin. As a painter Airco created many canvases picturing unusual murder weapons, questioning murder, the ultimate taking away of
someone’s freedom. And then a new killer appeared: covid-19. The whole world came to hold and corona creeped into everyone’s life. A new body of work emerged out of this situation, imaging hygiene, the Wash.Your.Hands. mantra, and the greed for ruling over the people by governments.Past projects:
• Monument for Martin Luther King on www.mlk50.nl. 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.
• Placing a bronze statue of Dr. King in the MLK Park in Amsterdam illegally www.mlk50.nl/bronze-statue
• ‘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 exhibitions; in two editions over 400 artists from 27 countries participated, raising $40,000 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.Read more on www.aircocaravan.com and follow on IG @aircocaravan and Facebook