THE PUBLIC UTTERATON MACHINES
by Rebecca Hackemann
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Rebecca Hackemann is a British/German conceptual artist / researcher, who works in a variety of media that are concerned with viewer interaction, perception and the construction of private and public space. The work is exhibited both in the public realm and in traditional gallery spaces. Some work, such as the stereoscopes, can also function as hand held optical devices, or as wall hung sculptures. Hackemann has exhibited in New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, London, England and Philadelphia, PA and was born, raised and educated in Germany, England and America.
Hackemann holds an MFA from Stanford University, CA (1996) and received her BFA (Hons) from the University of Westminster, London, UK. (1994) In 2000/2001 she was a Whitney Museum of American Art ISP Program studio fellow in New York.
Hackemann’s art practice consists of photographic / optical work, social practice and public art in cities and Drawing / iInstallation. Her works commonly challenge existing media categories and formats, such as the flat photographic image on the wall, the flat drawing or the static aesthetic object as public work. Her interest in philosophy and theory have always influenced the themes contained within her work, which are concerned with issues of perception, representation, and the intersection between language and image, public and private space.
Her photographs were recently exhibited at Baxter Street New York, Webster Leiden Gallery in the Netherlands, a phenakistiscope addressing urban transportation was exhibited as part of the Brooklyn Utopias exhibition at Olde Stone House, Brooklyn, NY. She recently published a paper for JAWS journal amd e-flux Art & Education Papers and is currently working on a new public art project for the boroughs of New York City, and a project that will take place in Berlin, Herrchen and Leipzig in 2015 .
In July 2014 she presented a paper at the psi, performance studies conference in Shanghai, China.
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She has also exhibited at Hunter College Times Square Galleries (2010), FIT New York(2009), The Whitney Museum ISP, Gigantic Artspace New York, Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta (2007) and at the 5th Biennial of Contemporary Art in Novosibirsk, Siberia (2007), with accompanying catalgues. Her work has been included in the AAF and photosf artfairs. The work is in the artist book collection of MOMA New York, Musée Français de la Photographie, France; the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany; the Museum für Fotografie, Germany and in private collections in New York and England.
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