Christina Sanchez

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Christina Sanchez is a socially and politically engaged artist interested in innovative public practices that address social justice for marginalized communities. In 2011, she initiated the Break/Pausa project as a dialogical art investigation into the lives of immigrant restaurant workers living in Los Angeles. Through informal interviews, performative interventions, and dialogue with advocacy organizations, the Break/Pausa project seeks to uncover and archive worker histories as well as raise public awareness about pertinent workers rights and quality of life issues. Christina is currently part of an artist research team that is in residency at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. She is also the 2012 Public Practice Teaching Fellow at the Otis College of Art and Design and will be working closely with the Los Angeles Poverty Department on their upcoming production of “The Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere”. Christina teaches visual arts to students with language-based disabilities at Park Century School in Culver City, Ca. The artist received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from San Francisco State University and holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Public Practice from Otis College of Art and Design.