Andrea Shaker is an Arab American artist. She grew up in a small town in Connecticut on Quiripi lands, savoring 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 Dakota and Annishaabe lands, where she is a professor of art at the College of St. Benedict | St. John’s University.
Shaker’s creative work is interdisciplinary, spanning photography, moving image, experimental film, and written and spoken word. As an Arab American, she investigates the spaces between home, homeland and migration. Through image and word her work reflects upon how these spaces, and the movement of the body within these spaces, are imagined and understood through the physiology of intergenerational memory.