Rachel Garber Cole is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in performance and video. Her projects are rooted in language and the performative body and externalize the intimate experiences of shame and anxiety. Within this context, Rachel’s work is explicitly feminist in perspective and explores issues of gender, bodies, climate change, consumerism and language.
Rachel graduated from Macalester College (Saint Paul, MN) with a BA in Theatre Arts. Since then she has focused primarily in performance, video and sculpture. Her work as been shown at various film festivals and exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her current body of work explores how to build productive public conversations, narratives and vocabularies about the emotional experiences of climate change through video, performance, interactive installation, and writing. She also hosts the monthly Bring Your Own Film, a film/video open mic in Brooklyn. She is a recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Fund, the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC) Grant, and has been granted residencies at Prairie Center of the Arts, The Studios of Key West, Crosshatch’s Hill House, The Ucross Foundation, NARS International Residency Program and Saltonstall Foundation For the Arts.