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Jonas Lara
artist & photographer

Defying much of his formal photography training from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Jonas Lara has made a career tilting his camera towards the unconventional terrain of urban landscapes.

Lara strongly believes he shares a visual language with architects, engineers, painters and other artists who challenge the conventionality of gravity and space.

His fascination for and collaboration with other artists is evident in his emerging artist portrait series and his extensive portfolio of architectural photography. Lara’s camera has pointed its unique angled lens at structures on behalf of such clients as Escher Gunewardena, Patrick Tighe as well as Nike. He is now based in New York City.

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Genevieve Erin O’Brien
performance & video artist

Genevieve Erin O’Brien is a Vietnamese/Irish/American artist, culinary adventurer, community organizer, and popular educator. O’Brien lives and works in Los Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

She holds an MFA in Studio Art/Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has recently been conducting research for a new body of art work in Vietnam as a Fulbright Fellow in 2009. O’Brien uses performance, video and installation to explore notions of “home” and “homeland”. As a mixed race child of Vietnamese immigrant mother and an Irish-American father, she investigates issues such as war and memory, transnational identity and belonging, and multiple identities and its attendant baggage. Using food, humor, narrative and conceptual structures, she develops work that is invested in collective healing from trauma, whether personal or inherited to further social justice and cultural understanding. Read More…

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