Vreni Michelini Castillo

Migrant in the womb and born in front of Mercado Hidalgo, Vreni rooted her creative sensibilities from her Grandmothers’ plant knowledge and oral tradition. V. Michelini Castillo migrated to the US in 1999 as part of the post-NAFTA exodus. She moved through Texas, Georgia, and Virginia—where she got her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught, performed, exhibited and collaborated in Peru, Spain, Qatar, U.A.E., China, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the US. In 2012, Vreni relocated to the Bay Area to complete her MFA from UC Berkeley. Vreni Michelini Castillo is an artist, musician, writer, emcee, bruja yerbera, educator and cultural organizer.

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