MIT List Visual Arts Center: Becca Albee

MIT List Visual Arts Center: Becca Albee

Friday, January 24, through Sunday, February 9, 2020

12:00pm to 6:00pm - Building E15, MIT List Visual Arts Center

Becca Albee (born Portland, ME) is a Brooklyn-based artist whose photo-based installations often emerge from her encounters with historical materials, whether from a personal archive, official repositories, or the public realm. Investigating how information is disseminated and filtered through physical material such as books, newspapers, and photographic negatives, Albee’s work addresses the mechanisms and politics of representation, foregrounding residues that are often left out of grand narratives. Prior to her work as a visual artist, Albee was an original member of Excuse 17, a punk band influential in the Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene of the early 1990s. Her commitment to feminist politics and activism plays a central role in her studio practice.

Albee’s work had been presented in recent solo exhibitions Situations, New York; Et al., San Francisco; and 356 S. Mission Rd, Los Angeles. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; and Art in General, Brooklyn, NY. Albee is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at The City College of New York, CUNY.

Image credit: Installation view of Prismataria at Et Al., San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy the artist.