Carolina is a multi-cultural artist and nonprofit professional with work that revolves around questions of access, equity, place, and belonging. Her mediums have been nonprofits, community engagement, and multi-media storytelling. Carolina is currently a nonprofit director in the Columbia Gorge region, and maker of audio stories.
Carolina has over two decades of professional experience in media and nonprofits in both Brazil and the USA. Her nonprofit work has often focused on underserved youth, at first through art education with museums and art organizations, or co-founder of an inner city cultural center to name a few.
Carolina did the bulk of her growing up in Brazil with quick interludes abroad. As a resident of the land of in-between—a common phenomena for the multi-cultural set—Carolina believes that to be present and engaged, with our kin, our communities and place, is at the heart of what it means to be home. She lives on traditional Yakama homeland, in present day Columbia Gorge, and tries to be a good settler to this place.
carolinapfister at gmail dot com
Carolina é uma artista multicultural e seu trabalho explora acesso, equidade, lugar, e pertencimento. Seus meios são ONGs, comunidade, maternidade, e narrativa. Carolina cresceu no Brasil com interlúdios no exterior. Hoje é diretora de ONG e criadora de histórias em áudio.
Residente da terra intermediária - um fenômeno comum para os multiculturais - Carolina acredita que estar presente e engajada, com familia, comunidade, e lugar, é o centro do que significa residir. Ela vive na terra tradicional do povo Yakama, na atual Columbia Gorge, e tenta ser digna deste lugar.
2020 Artist Residency Hypatia-in-the-Woods
2019 Artist Residency Caldera Community
2019 Artist Residency The Sou'wester
2019 Third Coast International Audio Festival & Conference Volunteer Cohort
2019 Artist Talk: ScaleHouse Voices
2018 Artist Residency Caldera
2017 Grant: Regional Arts and Culture Council Project
2014 Screenings by invitation: Indie Festival, Matilha Cultural (São Paulo, Brazil)
2013 Screening: Cinemateca Brasileira, São Paulo, BR
2013 Screenings: Official Selections: Chicago International Movies and Film Festival, In-Edit Brasil, CBGB Festival, Curitiba International Film Festival, 7˚ Festival CineMúsica
2013 Award: Silver Documentary Feature at JamFest Film Fest
2013 Screenings by invitation: Reciprocity, Blackwater Records
2005 Award: Women in Film Emerging Latina Filmmaker
2003 Screenings: Chicago Women's Film Festival, Chicago Anarchist Film Festival
2002 Award: Chicago Emmy Outstanding Achievement for Informational Programming
2001 Short Film featured in a Miranda July Chainletter Tape
2001 Segment producer for Public Television
2000 MFA Teaching Assistant Full Scholarship
90's Art Director for MTV Brasil, music & zines
2018 - ongoing: Executive Director for CultureSeed, a nonprofit in the Columbia Gorge, the largest national scenic area in the United States and a rural region with pronounced economic disparities. CultureSeed offers year-round outdoor immersion and outdoor mentorship for underserved youth, starting in 8th grade, through high school and beyond. Recent interview.
2011- 2013 Communications Director for Mozambique based Permaculture Reference Center
2008 - 2010 Communications Director & Environmental Justice Program Coordinator for Chicago based international relief NPO
2008 Volunteer Food Security communications and outreach for urban permaculture, São Paulo (BR)
2007 Signature Leadership Evanston Program Scholarship
2006 - 2007 Co-founder & Executive Director for Chicago based inner city cultural center
2007 Volunteer co-founder inner city farmer's market
2002 - 2005 Art Educator for inner city Milwaukee nonprofit
90's - Art Educator Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo (BR)