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.