caraballo-farman was a two-person team composed of Abou Farman and Leonor Caraballo, working in new media, video, installation, and photography since 2001.
caraballo-farman’s work has been supported by several foundations and art centers, including the 2011 New York Foundation For the Arts Fellowship, the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, NYFA (SOS), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Canada Council for The Arts, the New York Community Trust, Eyebeam, and Art Omi.
Their work has been shown worldwide at venues such as the Tate Modern, PS1, Whitney ISP, Artists Space, Museo del Barrio, LAXART, Havana Biennial, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Abou Farman is Associate Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research. Professor Farman is interested in secularization processes, especially in relation to post-humanism, technology, and aesthetics. His previous ethnographic research focused on transhumanist projects in the US attempting to achieve immortality through cryonics, mind uploading, and bio-gerentology.
Farman is now working alongside the Shipibo Conibo Xetebo organizations on projects of indigenous autonomy in the Peruvian Amazon.
His latest book, On Not Dying: Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience (University of Minnesota Press) was published in April 2020. His first book was Clerks of the Passage, an extended essay on movement and migration. He is the founder of Art Space Sanctuary and founder/president of the Shipibo Conibo Center, NY.
Farman has taught Anthropology at Bard College, SUNY Purchase, Hunter College, and Princeton. As part of the artist duo caraballo-farman he has exhibited internationally, including at corrupt institutions such as the Tate Modern (UK), and MoMA/PS1 (USA), and received several grants and awards, including Guggenheim and New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships.
Leonor Caraballo (1971 – 2015) worked as a photographer, video artist, and filmmaker between Buenos Aires and New York. She won important fellowships and grants, including the Latin American Guggenheim Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts grant and an Eyebeam Art and Technology Center residency. Her experimental videos have been shown internationally in venues such as the Tate Modern, PS1/MOMA, Artists Space, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Her critically-acclaimed directorial debut, the feature film Icaros: A Vision, premiered in competition at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Leonor’s life on earth expired in January of 2015, but through shamanism and other techniques, her colleagues and loved ones continue to work with her, through her, and alongside her in a reality she helps create around them.