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Nicole Garneau is an interdisciplinary artist making site-specific performance and project art that is directly political, critically conscious, and community building. Originally from Chicago, she has been semi-nomadic since 2012. In 2005, Nicole created HEAT:05, a durational art project in which she performed every day of the year in order to mark 10 years since the 1995 Chicago heat wave disaster. In 2010, Nicole collaborated with DJ Erik Roldan to curate and host Northern Lights, a queer performance and dance party in Chicago that ran monthly for 3 years. In 2012, she lived in Denmark as part of the Living Copenhagen artist residency, and then continued to tour in Europe, creating participatory UPRISING performances in Russia, UK, and Portugal. Her book Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism was published in Spring 2018 by Intellect. Performing Revolutionary was written in response to the UPRISING project: 5 years of monthly outdoor performances exploring practices of revolution. Nicole is on the Executive Committee of Alternate ROOTS, an organization of artists and activists who center their work in the US South. She holds a B.A. in Theater from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College Chicago. She also makes ceremonies and does healing work.