Van is an artist and researcher from Portland, Oregon via Reno, Nevada. Currently, she’s a MA student in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy at Goldsmiths. She’s interested in how people occupy space and cooperate to make meaning in them, exploring spiritual practices and ritual through community gatherings and digital collections.
She has toured the U.S. with her band; exhibited installations along the West Coast; and worked behind the scenes in the performing arts and music as a programmer, promoter, residency coordinator, and radio station manager.
She is a National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow, a program through which she is developing a project called Xhurches. Xhurches is devoted to profiling the secular uses of religious buildings and building a reuse toolkit for communities.