Rebecca Harris is a London-based writer, curator and educator. Her research takes a situated approach to consider the artist’s practice, drawing out the implications of her practical experience to negotiate engagement through different literary forms. Exploring how anachronisms, translation, and moments of lacuna can be aligned with contemporary thinking surrounding narratology and écriture féminine, she applies alternative theoretical paradigms to a reading of art, rethinking the influence of visual creative practice as a dialogue with history and memory. She is currently working on her PhD titled Material Thinking, Translation, Unmaking History: Reinterpreting Traumatic Resonance in Postwar Jewish Women’s Art and Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Rebecca has worked for the Barbican Centre, Modern Painters Magazine, and Hauser & Wirth in curatorial and archivist roles. She has organised educational projects, curated shows of contemporary artists, and worked at the V&A and Tate Archive as a researcher and writer. Recently she took up at teaching position in Contextual and Critical studies at the International School for Creative Arts, and since continues to work as a tutor and editor. She has also gained teaching experience at Goldsmiths College, Central School of Art and Design, and College of Contemporary Arts, London. Rebecca has a BA(Hons) in Art History (UEA), an MA in Curating, and MPhil in Art Theory (Goldsmiths College).