Rebekka Federle
I currently reside in Berlin, Germany, but was raised on the southside of Chicago by my first generation Hungarian mother and scholar father.
My introduction to the arts came from my time as a studio assistant to artist Tony Fitzpatrick after high school--This is where my affinity for collage was born.
I left Chicago for New Orleans and created the body of work that was to be my first solo show, If You Can’t Sleep. I decided to try attending college after the show and moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where I attended the Kansas City Art Institute. From there I moved to Portland, Maine, to attend the Maine College of Art, where I graduated with a BFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design.


It’s not sentimentality that drives my work so much as curiosity. I want to see if I can create delicate fantasy landscapes, recreate false historical events, and illustrate inaccurate memories--like when you remember childhood homes and people as larger than life. My work distills the disconnect between memories and acts, reanimates myths and rumors, and leaves the origin and then end of the narrative open for interpretation.