(Paris, France, 1961)
Born in Paris, Carolina Otero is a Venezuelan visual artist who graduated from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York. She works in painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, printmaking, photography, and, more recently, plaster and ceramics. Her wide-ranging artistic practice continually responds to what she lives, experiences, and understands about the world. She deals with themes directly inherited from her parents -Alejandro Otero and Mercedes Pardo- such as nature and culture, approaching them from a postmodern perspective.
Influenced by post-structuralist thought, Otero rejects the idea of a self-sufficient and generalizable metalanguage capable of explaining human facts as a system of formal relations. Her work goes beyond representation; it embraces a relational and contemporary world vision. Everything is susceptible to be decoded in her production as a text that involves her and the public in a dialogical relationship with all of the elements.
In addition to her practice as a visual artist, Otero enjoys teaching art. Her interest in learning about creative processes has led her to pursue independent studies related to pedagogy and human development.
Currently lives and works in Texas, USA.