Kirsten Forkert is a performance artist, writer, and teacher at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. A graduate of the Fine Art Masters Program at Simon Fraser University, Forkert has produced a number of performances and installations across Canada, working solo or in collaboration with other artists, including Peter Conlin and John Dummett. Her work, which is often site-specific, explores our relationship to larger social and economic structures, especially as they get played out in urban space. She is also interested in exploring alternative conceptions of community. Audience participation is an important part of her work.