Genevieve Goffman was born in Washington D.C. At nineteen, she moved to Portland, OR, where she was heavily involved in creating grassroots community responses to sexual assault and gendered violence and facilitating conversations about accountability in leftist communities. She also worked with SEIU to organize against evictions and push for housing rights. She graduated from Reed College with a degree in Art in 2015 and has shown work at the Edith Feldenhiemer Gallery, S1, The Melanie Flood Project, The White Gallery, and HQHQ in Portland, OR, Gallery 102 in Berlin, Germany and the University of Ideas Cittadellarte in Bielle, Italy. She spoke about the dangers of fascism in the art and fitness world at INCA in Seattle and about art, Politics and memory in Berlin.. In her writing, she has argued that any body appearing in a work of art should be credit as an artist, discussed the crucial role gender plays in cementing white nationalism and the toxic psychological appeal of men like Donald Trump. She has also written at length about the loss of meaning in words that describe mourning and suffering as well as the importance of framing political convictions as conviction beyond the idiotic culture of giving offensive and feeling offended.
2014- BA in Art, Reed College, Portland, OR
2014 -Art work selected for Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnicities
2014- Created artwork for an exhibition and accompanying written thesis titled In Memoriam exploring the failure of language
to express death and mourning.
2017- Red Tape, Concrete Flages, Open Signal, Portland OR
2016 – Exfantasy, Compliance Division, Portland, OR
2016– Do You Believe in the Bystander Effect, White Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 - In Memoriam In Memoriam, Edith Feldenhiemer Gallery, Portland, OR.
2017: Hutub, Hot Tub Gallery, Seattle WA
2017: Intl. Artist Project II, 2017, Gallery 102, Berlin Germany
2017: Berlin Arts Week, Gallery 102, Berlin Germany
2016 - Fogmachine 5, HQ Objective, Portland OR
2015 - Eight takes, Melanie Flood Project, Portland OR
2015 - What I know is, S1, Portland OR
2015 - OSMA – Ubiquitous Infoscapes, University of Ideas Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy 2015.
2013 - Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
2012 - Group Exhibition: Reed Arts Week, Reed College, Portland, OR
2017 - Gallery 102, Berlin, Germany
2015 - Ubiquitous Infoscapes. UNIDEE - University of Ideas Cittadellarte, Bielle, Italy
2015 - Prequel - Artist incubator, Portland, Oregon
Lectures and Talks
2017 - Making Do, OHU, Eurgean, Oregon
2017 - Art and Theory, CCAD, Colombus, Ohio
2017 - Facism and Monumentalism , Gallery 102, Berlin, Germany
2017- Artist Interview Salon, Das Kapital, Berlin Germany
2017- This Might Not Work: Anti- facism in the studio and the Gym, -INCA, Seattle, WA.
2017 - Genevieve and the Hydra,: an Anto-fascist Faiiy Tale,, Self published, Berlin German
2016 - Prequel Artists Catalogue 2015, Prequel PDX, Portland, OR, Curated, designed, and layed out
2016 - Whose Afraid of Richard Prince, Haptic
2014 - Someone Has Died, Greybook Magazine Vol 2, pp 29-32
2014- 00:00: Book about Time, self-published, Reed College Press