RACHEL YEZBICK 

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RACHEL YEZBICK 



Rachel Yezbick, b. Michigan, U.S.A., lives and works in Los Angeles.

yezbickr@gmail.com

EDUCATION
2016 MFA, Program in Art, CalArts
2009 M.A. Social Anthropology, Michigan State University
2007 B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (International Development and Anthropology), Michigan State University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Cover Me, Garden Space, Los Angeles
2018 Scroll, Toby Kim Lee and Rachel Yezbick, The Reef, Los Angeles, CA
2016 This Parasitic Plant is a True Serial Killer, CalArts, Valencia
2014 Familiar Discipline, CalArts, Valencia
2013 May Our Civilities Never Be Too Civil, 312 W. Princes St., Glasgow
2012 Death in Three Chapters, series Let Be Be Finale of Seem, Studio 41, Glasgow
2012 Tenuously Submerged, New City Space, Glasgow

SELECT JOINT EXHIBITIONS
2018 Potentially Dangerous Contraptions, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
2018 Privacies Infrastructure, Materials and Applications, Los Angeles, CA
2017 the ground beneath her feet, the wulf at Coaxial, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Mystic Hyperstitians in the Heart of Empire Curated by Joey Cannizzaro. Featured in Julio Orta's Museum of Art on the Moon at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
2016 Exit Interview, Human Resources, Los Angeles
2016 Studio Program, REDCAT, curated by Edgar Miramontes, Joey Cannizzaro, Stacy Dawson Stearns, Los Angeles
2015 Mid-Residency Group Exhibition, CalArts
2014 Video Center, The N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Michaela Mosher, Detroit
2014 Banana, Public Pool, Detroit
2013 Quick and Dirty, Wintersgills, Glasgow
2013 Prismism, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
2013 Perfectly Hidden, New City Space, curated by Chun Kai Qun, Glasgow
2013 Lets Talk About Love Baby, Printed Matter, curated by Chido Johnson, New York, NY
2012Perfectly At Home, New City Space, curated by Chun Kai Qun and Joo Choon Lin, Glasgow
2012 BYOB Glasgow: Bring Your Own Beamer, Glue Factory, Glasgow
2012 A Collective Video Loop, group exhibition in Pop-Up Exhibition, Glasgow
2011 Hot Dogs and Hummus, performance in Music in the Hallway, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit, MI
2011 BRB Total ID Pigs, performance in collaboration with Ian Swanson, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI
2011 6 pm on the People Mover, performance, People Mover by Team Detroit, Detroit, MI

FILMOGRAPHY
2018 Epicurus' Conundrum. Video. 43 minutes and 17 seconds
2016 Coinfection. HD video. 27 minutes and 22 seconds
2015 Ride Along. HD video. 1 hour, 7 minutes and 12 seconds
2013 Parade for an Ordinary Occurrence. HD video, two channel. 10 minutes and 29 seconds; 8 minutes and 3 seconds
2012 May Our Civilities Never Be Too Civil. HD video. 18 minutes and 4 seconds

SCREENINGS
2018 Epicurus’ Conundrum, Materials and Applications, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Epicurus’ Conundrum, Garden, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Coinfection, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Threat Management, Bijou Theater, CalArts, Valencia, CA

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Georgia Sydney Lassner, Willing to fail at eating your own chocolate face, Rachel Yezbick’s “Cover Me” at Garden, Unpublished (May 11, 2018)
Lara Salmon, Rachel Yezbick, Cover Me at Garden, Art and Cake (April 16, 2018)
Paul Muller, The Ground Beneath Her Feet at the wulf, Sequenza 21 (October 18, 2017)
Alexandra Weiss, Don’t Worry, There’s an Art Museum Coming to the Moon, Bullett (February 28, 2017)
Rosie Sharp, Envisioning an Art Museum on the Moon, Hyperallergic (February 24, 2017)
Barbara Aswad, Book Review – Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade, The American Institute for
The American Institute for Progressive Democracy (May 5, 2013)
Craig Fahle, Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade, The Craig Fahle Show (April 17, 2012)
D. Sands, Review: Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade, Critical Moment (November 14, 2011)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2016 Assistant to the Program Directors in Art, CalArts. Valencia, CA
2016 Graduate Assistant for Asma Kazmi. CalArts, Valencia, CA
2015 Graduate Assistant for Neha Choksi. CalArts, Valencia, CA
2011 Lecturer, Washtenaw Community College. ART 150: Monuments and Culture,  Ann Arbor, MI
2011 Adjunct, Henry Ford Community College, ANTH 131: Introduction to Anthropology, Dearborn, MI
2010 Adjunct, Henry Ford Community College, ANTH 131: Introduction to Anthropology, Dearborn, MI

GUEST LECTURE, PRESENTATIONS & PANELS
2018 Rethinking Performance, New Frontier Story Lab, Sundance Institute, UT
2018 Introductions and Q & A’s, The Box at New Frontier, Sundance Film Festival, UT
2017 Edge of Art, New Frontier Story Lab, Sundance Institute
2017 Discussion with artists Amelia Winger-Bearskin and Callum Cooper, New Frontier Story Lab, Sundance Institute
2014 Visiting Artist, Graduate critique, Eastern Michigan University
2013 Guest lecture, Concept Form and Context Studio I, University of
2013 Guest lecture, Concept Form and Context Studio I, University of Michigan
2011 Guest lecture, ART 150: Monuments and Culture, Washtenaw Community College
2010 Guest lecture, Concept Form and Context Studio II, University of Michigan
2009 Thesis defense, The Costs of Full Citizenship: Navigating Sites of Contradiction in Arab Detroit Post 9/11, Michigan State University
2009 Narrative Theory: Contextualizing Identity Shifts in Arab Detroit Narratives, Michigan State University

PUBLICATIONS
2019(Upcoming) Title TBD, Book on Immersive media from Anthropology to New Tech, co-writing with Julia Yezbick
2016 We Are Critic: Made in LA 2016 in Temporary Art Review, a collaborative writing by The Best Friends Learning Gang
2015 The Modernist Gaze and Interchangeable Labor: Clarissa Tossin at Samuel Freeman, Infnite Mile Journal of Art
2014 The Use of Artists, Infnite Mile Journal of Art
2011 Contributing chapter in Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in
the Terror Decade; The Arab American National Museum: Sanctioning Arabness for a Post 9/11 America
2011 Salt in the Water, published on TheDetroiter.com

RESIDENCIES
2018 Banff, Visual and Digital Arts Residency
2018 Guest resident at the Akademie Schloss Solitude

SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS
2018 Mary E. Hofstetter Legacy Fund for Excellence in the Visual Arts, Banff
2014-2016 Dean’s Grant, CalArts
2014-2016 Graduate Scholarship, CalArts
2007-2009 Full Ride Scholarship, Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research
2008 Research Development Grant, Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research
2004-2005 Tower Guard Scholarship, Michigan State University

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2015-201 Los Angeles, California. Thesis research
2013-2015 Detroit, Michigan. Mid residency research
2011-2013 Glasgow, Scotland. Independent research
2008-2009 Greater Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan Thesis research
2006 Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bangladeshi Rural Advancement Committee. Undergraduate research
2004 Mali, Africa. Undergraduate research in ethics

FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION
2014-2015 Videographer, editor and archivist, Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series, CalArts, USA
2014 Video editor consultant. Into the Hinterlands produced in the Sensory Ethnography Lab Harvard University. Screened at the 65th Berlinale
2012 Sound artist and cinematography consultant How to Rust. Sensory Ethnography Lab production, Harvard. Winner– PROCAM Best Regional Filmmaker Award, 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Upcoming: ENCOUNTERS WITH DEATH: Social Media Stars and Deviants (tentative title) is a lecture-performance and online series presented from the perspective of a shattered reliquary.

As if we were not there (tentative title) is an experimental documentary that explores the pursuit of truth in investigative journalistic practice.

             Contact rachel.yezbick[@]gmail.com