Born in San Francisco, CA and raised on the internet.Micaela Carolan is a performance engineer, writer and one half of CampbellCarolan. Her work positions the political capacities of the persona as a framework to invert the relationship between labor and performance. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union and has produced content for outsider web communities and insider institutions including Knockdown Center, Emergency Index, 13th St Repertory Theater, Montez Press Radio and RedBull Studios.    

The Cooper Union, BFA 2010


“NAFTA:Miami” with Victoria Campbell, Montez Press Radio, NY, NY 2019

“Inventory of Shimmers” with Victoria Campbell, 260 Richardson project space, curated by Alli Miller, 2017

“Situational Conflict/Conflict Situations” with Victoria Campbell, 13th St. Repertory Theater, 2016, curated by Nick Faust

“Soft Skills” with Ana Cecilia Alvarez & Victoria Campbell, Red Bull Studios, NY, NY 2015

“High Expectations 2,” The Invisible Dog Art Center, curated by Emergency Index, Brooklyn, NY 2013

“High Expectations,”  Passion Sports Bar and Lounge, Brooklyn, NY 2012

“Performance Heart” performance with Ana Lieberman, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY 2012

“No Exit,” The Cooper Union 2009

Group Exhibitions

“Reset” Kai Matsumiya Gallery, curated by Kai Matsumiya, 2019 

“Whats Her Face IRL” The Hand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2017

“Memory Room” OUTPOST gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Andrew Ross, 2016

“CKTV Karaoke Bar”  Red Bull Studios, New York, NY, 2015

“Under the Seams Runs the Pain” Curated by Chloe Rossetti, BHQFU, New York, NY 2015  

“The Last Brucennial,”  curated by BHQF, New York, NY,  2014

“The Brucennial” curated by BHQF, New York, NY 2012

“Thriller” with Eric Mack and Avery Singer, The Cooper Union, 2010

Curatorial Projects

“BYOB” curated with Kate Watson and Tyler Meyers at Knockdown Center, 2012


Creative Capital Grant finalist 2015

Creative Capital Grant finalist 2016


“Portrait the Safeword is Post Studio Practice” Spike Magazine, Issue #60, Print, 2019

Emergency Index 2016, Ugly Duckling Presse

Emergency Index 2013, Ugly Duckling Presse

Purple Magazine “Memory Room” 2016

Vice Magazine “CKTV” 2015

Paper Magazine “Inside the Knockdown Center”,  2012