Andrea Shaker (she/her/hers) lives on Dakota and Annishaabe lands. She grew up in a small town in Connecticut on Quiripi lands. She savored her Sito’s stories, along with Sito’s dihan and eggs and lebneh wa na’na’. After earning her BA from Georgetown University and MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she moved to Minnesota, where she is a professor of art at the College of St. Benedict + St. John’s University. She currently lives with her family in Minnesota.
Shaker’s creative work is interdisciplinary, spanning photography, moving image, experimental film, and written and spoken word. As an Arab American, she explores the spaces in-between home, homeland and migration. Through moving & still image, objects and word her creative practice addresses how these spaces, and the movement of the body within these spaces, are imagined and experienced through the physiology of intergenerational memory.