Rebekah Modrak uses photography, the internet, and critical design to explore commerce, identity and class. She is founder of Re Made Company, an artwork that uses recreation to parody the rhetoric around designer tools and the urban woodsman including the language of authenticity, appropriation of working class identities and a revitalization of traditional male roles. The work exists as a "company" via website and social media. She co-curated eBayaday, a month-long exhibition featuring site-specific work by twenty-five artists that used eBay as a site for the exchange of ideas, objects and commerce by incorporating the structures of the online marketplace as elements in the work. She is the lead author of Reframing Photography, a book of theory and process that reconsiders photography’s omnipresence throughout the arts and other disciplines. She is an Associate Professor in the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.
|01.||2015 Art & Gentrification Series Conclusion + 2016 Art & Races Series Introduction (co-written with Wihad Al-Tawil, stephen garrett dewyer, Aaron Foley, Ryan Harte + Jennifer Junkermeier)||issue 24: January 2016|
|02.||Bougie Crap: Art, Design and Gentrification||issue 14: February 2015|
|01.||Art & Race Conference||21 May 2016|