Rebekka Parker

Class of 2021
Print Media

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 inquiry. Emerging from an evolving understanding of her embodied experience, her work playfully disrupts constructed senses of self, meaning, and belonging. 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, museums, and books. Through her work, she is interested in unearthing perceptions and assumptions 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 the University of Michigan and her M.S.Ed. in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City.