Rachel Stevens is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Her work (sculpture, photography, video, internet archives, spatial practices, and curatorial projects) has addressed her interests in social, material and media ecologies, experimental geography, moving images and archives. She was recently invited to participate in the NEH Summer Research Institute on Space, Place and the Humanities at Northeastern University. Other recent projects include a year-long residency with iLAND (Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance) and a public project commissioned for Paths to Pier 42 on the East River Waterfront in Lower Manhattan. The latter aimed to connect the everyday lives of people who live and work in the Lower East Side to the ecology of the East River and the surrounding estuary, and resulted in the publication of a community cookbook.
Stevens has exhibited and presented at conferences and festivals internationally including: Socrates Sculpture Park in NYC, ISEA in New Mexico, i-docs in Bristol, and Visible Evidence in NYC and Toronto. Her writing on art and visual culture has been published in Afterimage, Flash Art, Millennium Film Journal and other publications and she is an Associate Editor at Millennium Film Journal. In addition to teaching in the Hunter College IMA MFA program, she has also taught media art and photography practice and theory at Brown University, the Brooklyn College PIMA MFA program, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the New School. She belongs to the curatorial collective Two Chairs and has been an associate curator at Creative Time. Stevens has an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego, and a BFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.
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