Erica Johnson – International relations with the USA and project management
A Chicago native, Erica has 8 years of experience in the cultural sector, in India, in the US and in France.
Specialized in audience engagement, she has worked with a diverse public : from Francophile Americans at the Alliance Française de Chicago to disadvantaged youth from the buroughs of New York, from children from slums of Jaipur to the French and international public at the Quai Branly Museum. While at the Quai Branly Museum, she collaborated with the museum’s Department of New Technologies on a transmedia game project for its museum collection.
She is particularly interested in the intersection of art, ethnography and social responsibility, fields on which she focused her individual research, such as the Comparative Study of the Contemporary Art Accessions Policies between The Quai Branly Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian. Pursuing these interests, she also collaborated with the contemporary art artist Camille Henrot for her exhibition « The Pale Fox » for the gallery and research center Bétonsalon.
Holding a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from Boston University, Erica also obtained a Master’s degree in Museum, Cultural Heritage and Digital Studies from Paris West University Nanterre La Défense.
At Art of Change 21, Erica coordinates the actions of the association in the US, contributes to the development of international partnerships and instills an approach focused on inclusion, notably of indigenous populations.
Parisian resident for the past 5 years, Erica, 29, is passionate about exploring the world, is a green and slow life enthusiast, has been practicing yoga for the past 10 years and makes her own DIY beauty products !