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Erin Genia

Boston Artist-in-Residence

Erin Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and organizer whose practice merges cultural imperatives, pure expression, and material exploration with the conceptual. Genia seeks to create a powerful presence of Indigeneity in the arts, sciences, and public realm to invoke an evolution of thought and practice within societal instruments that is aligned with the cycles of the natural world and the potential of humanity. Erin’s work has been seen by national and international audiences, at the US Pavilion - Venice Biennale, the International Space Station, and the Urbano Project in Boston. Erin is a recent graduate of the Art, Culture and Technology at MIT, earned an MPA in Tribal Governance from the Evergreen State College and studied at Institute of American Indian Arts.

Erin is working with the Office of Emergency Management, which plans for and helps to coordinate the response and recovery efforts to any major emergency impacting the City of Boston.