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my name is erika

i’m an artist__performance-maker__lover

virgo sun scorpio rising gemini moon 

definitely in; sometimes f/t, sometimes j/p

fo(u)r numerology

(( what wings ? )) 

a queer ++ mixed feeling 

(( i’ve given {you} every/thing )) 

a work in process

a work in progress 

(( i think ))  

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my (( current )) (( movement//research )) interests include:

non/belonging, in/betweenness, ambiguity, liminality, ++ fluidity;

(( embodied )) question-making as subversive ++ generative practice;

somatics ++ semantics; 

((un))controlled abandon ++ soft ferocity; 

public privacy ++ the abundance of intimacy



but/and/also 



erika (she/they) is a movement/performance artist, researcher, choreographer, interaction designer, and multidisciplinary educator who is positively obsessed* with process.

her (movement/research) interests include: site-specific investigations of non/belonging, in/betweenness, liminality, ambiguity, and fluidity, especially with/in queer + mixed race identities; (embodied) question-making as a generative practice for subverting systems of power, supremacy, and oppression; and iterative processes of working with/in emergent strategy to move in (more) right relationship to change. 

she has performed at saint louis art museum and mildred lane kemper art museum, and has performed with the modern american dance company, consuming kinetics dance company, and space station summer residency.

from 2020 - 2022, erika taught visual design, interaction design, and design research at the sam fox school of design and visual arts at washington university in st. louis. she has also supported hybrid conference design through allied media projects, worked as an anti-racist design facilitator with creative reaction lab, trained young people in participatory action research in chicago, and mentored students in the online design school designlab. 

erika holds a bachelor of science in education and social policy from northwestern university, where she was a dean’s scholar and graduated summa cum laude.



cv available upon request >


*positively obsessed is language from Black feminist science fiction writer Octavia Butler. See Butler’s work, Positive Obsession, for more.

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currently looping