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Molly Balcom Raleigh (b. 1976, USA) makes participatory performance and installation through media including food, singing, found objects and vernacular texts. Through a widely-varied practice, she seeks to surface the places within large social systems where individual actors, working solo or collaboratively, can effect radical change and regain agency. She has presented her work at many public sites and galleries, including Northern Spark, The Soap Factory, the Walker Art Center, University of Minnesota’s Nash Gallery, and The Wormfarm Institute. She is twice a fellow of Public Art Saint Paul’s groundbreaking City Art Collaboratory and a 2014-2015 Art(ists) on the Verge fellow.  Balcom Raleigh studied playwriting and directing at the University of Minnesota and holds an Individually-designed Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies and Food Studies from Goddard College. Originally from the United States, she currently lives and works in Finland.