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Genevieve Erin O’Brien is a Queer Vietnamese-Irish American interdisciplinary artist, community organizer, and popular educator.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago recently presented O’Brien’s conceptual performance, Peace Salon.  As an interdisciplinary artist, her solo performance art has engaged audiences up and down the West Coast from Los Angeles to Vancouver B.C.  Called a “modern day Virgil” by the LA Weekly, O’Brien’s work addresses hate crimes, homophobia, and violence against women, with sensitivity and humor.   She has toured her one-woman show “The Monk Who Licked Me” at colleges and communities from Oregon to Santa Fe to Maine.

As a community activist and popular educator, O’Brien has developed programs for Sisterfire, Southern Californians for Youth, the UCLA Labor Center’s Summer Internship Program, and APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance).  O’Brien has conducted diversity and cultural community building workshops for over a decade.  O’Brien has also trained with Augusto Boal and conducts Theater of the Oppressed workshops.  She was a founding member of Arts In Action, a political and cultural arts collective space in the heart of LA’s pico-union neighborhood.

O’Brien holds an MFA in Studio Art/Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Erin will be conducting research for a new body of work in Vietnam as a Fulbright Fellow in 2009.

http://www.erin-obrien.com/
 
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