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Carla Duarte

2016 Artist In Residence

Carla Duarte is an artist, writer, and gardener, whose interdisciplinary practice includes performative sculpture and design. Inspired by the teachings found within Eastern philosophy, Duarte takes an interest in the composing of objects and social choreographies as nodes to intimate awareness and transformation.

At MAD, Duarte will be working on an emergent body of work utilizing wool from local livestock, felting over slabs of wood and continuing her soft sculptures with wool and sand.

Duarte received an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after studying textile and ritual in Southeast Asia. She is actively engaged in consciousness research and has taken part in various residencies and apprenticeships. Duarte lives and works in New York. For more information please visit

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