MN Center for the Book Arts

MCBA Main Gallery

minneapolis, minnesota


performing bayt (fragments) and performing bayt (mother tongue) from a series of wearable books.

exhibited as part of Poetry is Not a Luxury, a exhibition of artists’ books curated by Maymanah Farhat.

MN Conservatory for the Arts


winona, minnesota


(fragmented) echoes of future memories: a glimpse into a hallway

mixed media installation: doorknobs and plates, string, written word on Japanese paper, fabric

exhibited as companion exhibition to Sharon Mansur’s SOLO dance performance, 1001 Arab Futures.

MN Conservatory for the Arts

outdoor campus

winona, minnesota


1001 Arab Futures
collaboration: co-directed segment of Sharon Mansur’s SOLO dance performance: 1001 Arab Futures. Text is example of the forms of Shaker and Mansur’s collaborative process.

segment title: fragmented echoes of future memories

marsden|gustafson gallery


st. paul, minnesota

2019 – 2020

solo exhibition on bayt: an exhibition of still and moving images and written word, by Andrea Shaker, co-curated with Michelle Baroody.

Radius of Arab Writiers (RAWI)

University of Houston

houston, texas


co-panel organizer (with Michelle Baroody): Performing Images of the Body: Considering Roles and Representations of Arab | Arab American Women. Panel presenters: Noelle Awadallah, Michelle Baroody, Andrea Shaker. Presentation: I discussed the role of the photograph, works of fiction, text and domestic spaces, in creating experimental film on bayt: a film in fragments. 


13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

St. Anthony Main Theater

minneapolis, minnesota


screening: experimental film on bayt: a film in fragments as part of segment with local and regional filmmakers

panelist: post screening discussion with local filmmakers moderated by Lamia Abukhadra.

CAVE, Festival of Cinematic, Audio & Visual Experimentation

Bryant Lake Bowl

minneapolis, minnesota


screened on silence, an experimental film, with spoken word as part of program: An afternoon of Arab American Experimental Cinema. spoken word: Andrea Shaker; recorded music: Salah Fattah (violin) and Steve Yaeger (drums).

co-presented by the Minnesota Museum of American Art and Mizna, the M- off site at Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


gallery 71

edina, minnesota

2017 – 2018

particularities: exhibited photographs as part of four-person exhibition

curated by Mary Bergs

exhibitors: Rachel Breen, Valerie Jenkins, Brett Kallusky and Andrea Shaker

11th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

St. Anthony Main Theater

minneapolis, minnesota


screened on silence, an experimental film, with spoken word, as part of segment on Syria

spoken word and direction: Andrea Shaker; recorded music: Salah Fattah (violin) and Steve Yaeger (drums).

Altered Esthetics Film Festival

Southern Theater

minneapolis, minnesota


Featured Artist: premiered on silence: performance of spoken word, live music and experiemental film. spoken word: Andrea Shaker; violin: Salah Fattah; Arabic drums: Khaldoun Samman

Walker Art Center

minneapolis, minnesota

2014 & 2015

screening and presentation of experimental film home. not home. as part of Walker Art Center’s 75th Anniversary Celebration. 

screening of experimental film home. not home. Walker’s Best Buy Film/Video Bay.

Radius of Arab Writers (RAWI)

Loft Literary Center

minneapolis, minnesota


Reading of book chapter in process: home. not home. (bayt. laysa bayt) alongside moving image.


other exhibitions & screenings

Kissing a White Wall #’s 1 & 2, silver gelatin prints on textured paper, each print 30 x 40″, 1994.