GENEVIEVE ERIN O’BRIEN

Genevieve Erin O’Brien is a Queer Vietnamese/Irish/American artist, culinary adventurer, community organizer, and educator. O’Brien lives and works in Los Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She holds an MFA in Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2009, O’Brien was a Fulbright Fellow in Vietnam. O’Brien uses performance, video and installation to explore notions of “home” and “homeland”. Her conceptual and durational performances, one-woman shows, as well as installations and videos have been presented at galleries and public venues both nationally and internationally. O’Brien is a 2014 Armed With A Camera fellow awarded by Visual Communications in Los Angeles.  Her most recent short film “For The Love of Unicorns” is currently making the rounds to a film festival near you. She is currently a artist in residence at Thank You For Coming, a Los Angeles experimental food and art gallery, and a commissioned artist for the Los Angeles Music Center “2014 Encounters”. She is lecturer in Asian American Studies at Claremont Colleges, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara. She believes in unicorns and also loves noodles and dumplings.