- RESIDENCY DATES : Dec 6th 2010 to Feb 28th 2011
- PRACTICE : Visual Art
- FROM : USA
Amanda Eicher lives in Oakland, California, and collaborates with communities and individuals in the Bay Area and abroad.
She currently teaches at Contra Costa College's Metas Program, where high school students in Richmond, California, and Colima, El Salvador, are working together to design public artworks and gestures around violence prevention and personal well-being. Their projects together have included a set of laser-etched doors, which will be installed in informal housing in Colima in 2011, and an upcoming garden project titled "What is a smell photograph?" Some of their collaborative work may be seen at metapuentes.wordpress.com.
Other recent collaborations have included a residency with B'Art Center in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, supported by CEC Artslink; a partnership with women's communities in Rwanda in collaboration with General Architecture; and collaboration in OPENrestaurant's upcoming event OPENwater, a restaurant and advocacy space scheduled to pop up in Alameda for two days in November of 2010.