Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., is welcoming Nikki Patin as its new flex space resident through Feb. 28, 2020; she will be developing ongoing performative work combining text, music and movement.
Patin is a writer, performer and educator whose practice addresses issues of body image, sexual assault and the needs of the LGBTQ community. Also, she is the creator of Surviving the Mican organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for the creation and telling of stories of survivors of all kinds of trauma, with a special focus on Black- and female-identified survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
Patin was featured on the fourth season of HBO's Def Poetry Jam; has been one of Windy City Times 30 under 30 honrees; and took the gold medal in the poetry-slam competition at the 2006 Gay Games.
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