Caitlin Horsmon

Caitlin is an artist, curator and teacher based in Kansas City Missouri who makes films, videos and installations. Her work has been exhibited around the world and she has received numerous awards and grants including a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art. Caitlin is one of six artists who make up the curatorial collaboration and artist-run space Plug Projects.  She is Associate Professor of Film & Media Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she serves as a member of the Women’s and Gender Studies and Graduate faculties.

Her work is distributed by The Collectif Jeune Cinéma.

My work examines the material world by mining stories from places, bodies and objects. With attention to location, visual history, identity and absence I explore the imaginary of the everyday to address the politics of knowledge and the loci of perception. 

 For me art making is a way to ask questions, and I am curious about how public spaces are constituted, and what gets purposefully excluded or simply overlooked. I make films, videos, photographs and installations, but my practice creates experiences as often as objects, exploring intersections in my life as a citizen, community member and academic through research, programming, collaborations and curation of exhibitions and screenings.  My goal is to dig deeply into the world around me through creating images and sounds, time-based experiences and activities of resistance, and to explore the disposition of the real, the ways we construct and describe our world and the nature of looking.