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Department of Art

Rebecca Hackemann-Bahlmann

Associate Professor, Photography

Email: rebecca212@k-state.edu


Office: Willard 201A


Ph.D. - Chelsea College of Art, UAL,  London, UK, Critical Art Practice, 2019
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.

Recent research output includes exhibition at the foto focus Biennial in Cincinnati, Wave Pool Gallery, a paper published with MIT Press LMJ, and exhibition at Elsa Art Space, Bielefeld, Germany. Rebecca is currently working on two books and new photographic works.

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).

Dr. Hackemann has presented papers at conferences such as the College Art Association (CAA main double session lecture), 2012, Los Angeles, the Society for Photographic Education (Lecture category), 2020, 2014, Universities Art Association, Canada (Lecture Category and Panel), 2018, 2014, SECAC (co-chair of session), 2017, psi 20 in Shanghai, 2014 an many more. For more information please visit: http: //rebeccahackemann.com/cv.html

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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 Ph.D. for the visual arts, art education, pre-cinematic optical machines, alternative photographic processes.

Dr. Hackemann has commercial photography experience as motion pictures film stills photographer, photo journalist and in fashion from her time living in New York City and London.



LMJ, MIT Press: 2000 word paper, Title: "Not For Tourists - The Publicness of Public Art", https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/LMJ_a_01031, a peer-reviewed paper authored by Rebecca Hackemann (10 / 2017 web, 12 / 2018 print)

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

"Pubilc 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," a peer-reviewed paper authored by Rebecca (8000), 2012 https://rebeccahackemann.com/assets/stuck-between-disciplines_notesonpublic-_artdiscourse2012.pdf



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


Installation View

Installation View Anam

The Black Gold

The Corsette