Rebecca Close

research interests: poetry, ceramics, sound, STS, queer

Rebecca Close writes expansively through poetry, ceramics and creative coding. They have been based in Barcelona for a decade where they have contributed to various art and poetry collectives including Diasporas críticas, Criticaldias and Canal. They studied under Paul B. Preciado at the Independent Studies Program at the Museu d'Art Contemporani Barcelona (MACBA, 2013) and have since taught and given workshops on poetry, new media and artistic practice and research. Their work has been performed and exhibited widely, including at Tate Liverpool, Serpentine Museum and MACBA, and their videos are in the collections of Spain’s independent video art archive HAMACA. Recent awards include a fellowship from the Center for Art, Design + Social Research, a residency with Hangar Institute for Arts and Technology and a Kone Foundation grant to support their doctoral research on queer reproduction. They were a visiting scholar at Cambridge University's ReproSoc network in 2022. Their first poetry collection valid, virtual, vegetable reality (2018) won the Melita Hume Prize in London.


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