In her practice, Charli Herrington explores care as a methodology to create moments and spaces around how people can be together otherwise within a climate that operates on productive labor, money, oppression and hierarchy. Through propositions of new imaginaries on how we could live and care together, she aims to reconfigure the values around invisible and reproductive labour as they are social conditions that are taken for granted.
Her past work in the care labor field, and in activism in the non profit sector at the Center for Cuban Studies in New York informs a sense of urgency within her social and political practice. Most recently and importantly, working at an art studio for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities through both direct care and administrative work (2016-Present) has a great influence in her research. Through events such as Figment Boston and Art Week Boston, she has led workshops on printmaking and mail art. As an Artist-in-Residence at CityPOP Egleston in Egleston Square Boston, she worked with fellow local artists and provided an open, safer community space for people in the neighborhood.
Recent exhibitions/projects include In Between Us at AG for Impakt Festival, Utrecht (2019), Students and social housing are seen as an object of demolition, BAK, Utrecht (2019), and Luxury Condos: Coming Soon at Aviary Gallery, Boston (2017). She received her Master Fine Art degree at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU) and holds a BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Herrington is currently based in Rotterdam, NL.