Lewis Center Past Fellows

Rebekah Rutkoff

Rebekah Rutkoff headshot


Rebekah Rutkoff is a Brooklyn-based writer whose work spans fiction, creative non-fiction and scholarship. She is the author of The Irresponsible Magician: Essays and Fictions (Semiotext(e), 2015), a collection of critical and performative texts on contemporary visual media, and she is the editor of a book of essays by and about the American avant-garde filmmaker Robert Beavers, published in May 2017 by the Austrian Film Museum/Columbia University Press. As a Member in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, she is currently working on Cinematic Incubation, a book project about a site-specific, pilgrimage-based work of cinema in Arcadia, Greece, and the historical associations between cinema and cure. She has a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center and is the recipient of grants from the Onassis Foundation and The Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.


“Painting by Numbers: The Art of Lillian Schwartz” | Artforum — Cover story, Oct. 2016

Robert Beavers (May 2017); Columbia University Press; ed. Rebekah Rutkoff | cup.columbia.edu

In conversation with filmmaker Robert Beavers at 2017 Whitney Biennial | May 14, 3 p.m., Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.

Campus Address

Lewis Center for the Arts 185 Nassau Street