Rebekka Parker is a Detroit-based artist, educator, and writer. Her art-making practice grows from an insatiable curiosity about the nature of being and becoming. Language, perception, memory, and time are conceptual themes which guide her work. She uses performance, installation, sound, sculpture, print, and lens-based media to explore these themes through personal and untold histories which challenge conventionally accepted mechanisms of knowledge production such as archives, maps, and books. Through her work, she is interested in unearthing assumptions and perceptions about the performance of identity, the tyranny of language, and the systems of classification which define our lives. Rebekka earned her B.A. in Art History – Museum Studies and Anthropology from University of Michigan and her M.S.Ed. in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City.
“We dream of a library of literature created by everyone and belonging to no one, a library that is immortal and will mysteriously lend order to the universe, and yet we know that every orderly choice, every catalogued realm of the imagination, sets up a tyrannical hierarchy of exclusion.” Alberto Manguel