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Department of Art

Rebecca Bahlmann

Assistant Professor, Photography

Email: rebecca212@k-state.edu


Office: Willard 201A

M.F.A.- Stanford University, CA; Studio Art Practice/Photography, 1996
B.F.A.- University of Westminster, London, UK; Film, Video and Photographic Arts, with an emphasis on Photographic Arts, 1994
Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, Studio Fellow, New York, NY; 2000



Rebecca Hackemann (Bahlmann) is a British/German conceptual artist who works in lens based and optical media, such as stereo photography (sculptures and projection), photographic phenakistiscopes, and in public art. She grew up in Germany and the UK. Hackemann has exhibited internationally and nationally for 22 years -  in London, England, The Netherlands, and in New York (where she lived for many years), and San Francisco, CA. Her practice challenges existing media categories, such as the flat photographic image on the wall. An interest in feminism, philosophy and theory influence the conception and themes within the works, which are concerned with issues of perception, the politics of representation, and the intersection between language and image, public and private - the work is sometimes political, sometimes funny and sometimes whimsical. Rebecca is completing a practiced based PhD in critical practice at Chelsea College of Art, UAL. 

Recent research output includes a public art intervention entitled The Public Utteraton Machines (Utteraton.com), which centers on her PhD research that is focused on public art in New York. This project was installed on pavements in New York's boroughs in 2015. 

Her stereoscopic photographs were recently exhibited at The Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX. She is working on a book about artists who use 3-D conceptually (intellect books). Hackemann is treasurer and an officer at PHDVA (http://www.phdvisualarts.org) and is an active member of several associations.


Research interests: Photography Theory, Photographic Rhetorical Forms, Lacanian Psychoanalysis (non-clinical), Social Practice Photography, wet collodion printing, public art in New York, the role of the artist in society, the PhD for the visual arts, art education, pre cinematic optical machines, alternative photographic processes.



JAWS, intellect journals, "About not Separating Art and Writing: The Unfinished Public Art Work that Studies Finished Public Art Work in New York, peer reviewed paper authored by Rebecca (5000 words), 2014  


Public 47 3-D Cinema and Beyond",  intellect journals, Artist Portfolio: Cover, 15 photographs and 1 page artist statement, peer reviewed

http://www.publicjournal.ca/47-3d-cinema-and-beyond/, 2013


E-flux Art & Education Papers, “Stuck Between Disciplines: Notes on Public Art Discourse in New York, 2012”, peer reviewed paper authored by Rebecca (8000 words), 2012



For more information, please visit: http://rebeccahackemann.com/publications.html




Installation View

Installation View Anam

The Black Gold

The Corsette