by Rizzhel Javier

Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt engages in place-based art-making and learning. Her current work reflects on studies and reclamation of the Ilokano language and her attempts to reconstruct connections with the land and cosmologies of her ancestors. Through found and created images, she explores how relationships to land/daga/’āina manifest in diasporic communities. Crossing into the realm of social practice, she often works in collaboration to facilitate the exchange of knowledge intergenerationally and interculturally. She is currently an MFA candidate in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in Honolulu.