Carissa Rodriguez


Carissa Rodriguez has created several versions of a sculpture from Éric Rohmer’s film La Collectionneuse (1967), in which the vacation of an artist and an art dealer is disturbed and excited by the presence of a young, free-spirited woman. In a conversation with the two men, the sculpture in question – a paint tin with razor blades attached to it – is gestured to them, as they discuss the violent nature of the artist and their presence in society.


Carissa Rodriguez (1970, New York, USA) lives and works in New York. She completed her BA in Literature at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School in New York, before participating in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2002. Her solo exhibition The Maid has been shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, USA (2020); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (2019); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA (2018); and SculptureCenter, New York, USA (2018). Her exhibitions include I’m Normal. I Have a Garden, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA (2016); What “Everybody Knows,” Svetlana, New York (2017); MEDUSA, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Paris, France(2017); The Contract, Essex Street, New York (2014); Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art, LUMA Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland (2014); and A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2016).