In her interdisciplinary practice, Jessica Caponigro creates physical objects, installations, and multiples, as well as writes and facilitates participatory actions. Her work blends accessible and egalitarian concepts with ritual and performance, exploring ideas of restriction and reproduction. Her research includes how those in power have used storytelling and reproducible media to control history, and how marginalized communities have used independent publishing to tell their own stories and fight back against oppressive systems. Before its dissolution, she was a founding member of the non-anonymous W.I.T.C.H. Chicago. She frequently facilitates workshops and speaks on panels, recently at Harvard University, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the University of Kentucky, Oberlin College, and NYU Florence. She currently lives and works in Boston, where she operates Snake Hair Press, an independent publisher of zines, multiples, and artist books.
Image: Flower Procession, 2018, documentation or participatory performance.