Nicole Garneau

Ragdale Residency Program
Author: Nicole Garneau
Credits: Photo: R. Robbins

Nicole Garneau is an interdisciplinary artist making site-specific performance and project art that is directly political, critically conscious, and community building. Her current projects are UPRISING-5 years of monthly outdoor performances exploring practices of revolution, and EVIDENCE-color postcards documenting the work for subscribers. In 2012, Nicole is touring the 5th and final year of the UPRISING project. In 2010, Nicole collaborated with DJ Erik Roldan to create, curate, and host Northern Lights, a monthly queer performance and dance party in Chicago. The party continues to showcase innovative and radical queer art, performance, writing, video, and installation. She also teaches Cultural Studies/Women's and Gender Studies at the university level, runs workshops with children and adults, makes ceremonies, and does healing work. Her work is documented at