Bek Andersen

Bek Andersen received an MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art in 2017 after working for several years as a fashion and entertainment photographer in New York City.
A queer spiritualist raised by devout Mormon parents in a suburb of Oklahoma City, Andersen’s work is concerned with the fictive and performative identities of power, gender, sex and the mythologies through which the present claims authenticity.
This background situates the work between a variety of technologies and attendant politics of display. Her photographs and installations present visions of truth as a provocation to look more closely at the narratives that shape our worldview.

The book mentioned in the interview was She Said, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

Garden Pleasure, Yale Architecture Gallery, Jan 2020 Window Triptych: (Pods, Figs, Pods). Common Milkweed, Camille holding figs. Materials: Newsprint, face mounted with Vegetable Oil. This Piece is 100% Compostable. 10 1/4′ h x 23 1/2′ w.
Who Governs? Artspace New Haven, Oct 2020 Power Portraits: The official unofficial leadership of New Haven’s social justice movement Materials: Fiber Inkjet prints, Wheatpaste 6′ h x 8′ w
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  1. […] Bek Anderson spoke to us from New Haven in December of 2020. The Yale graduate and photographer moved from her studio into her garage along with her partner when the pandemic set in as both felt it was important to work from home. As fate would have it, her partner had built a greenhouse for them the previous fall and so as lockdown proceeded, their summer garden was prolific. This prompted not only an installation at the Yale School of Architecture titled Garden Pleasures, framing the garden as a social and egalitarian place, it also led them to host a pay-what-you-can farm stand they called Produce for the People from their front porch. To hear more about this and Anderson’s other work, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Bek Anderson spoke to us from New Haven in December of 2020. The Yale graduate and photographer moved from her studio into her garage along with her partner when the pandemic set in as both felt it was important to work from home. As fate would have it, her partner had built a greenhouse for them the previous fall and so as lockdown proceeded, their summer garden was prolific. This prompted not only an installation at the Yale School of Architecture titled Garden Pleasures, framing the garden as a social and egalitarian place, it also led them to host a pay-what-you-can farm stand they called Produce for the People from their front porch. To hear more about this and Anderson’s other work, listen to the complete interview. […]