Assistant Professor of MFA & Academic Studies
Dept. : Academic Studies
Sophie Hamacher is a filmmaker and teacher who has directed, edited and produced projects ranging in genres from full-length documentary to art videos and experimental films. She received her BA from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, holds a Meisterschüler degree in Film, Video, New Media (MFA) and a MAT in Art Education from the University of Arts in Berlin.
As a critical studies fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program she wrote extensively on the relationship between art and document, and the unconscious or conscious witnessing of historical events through photography and film. She has taught workshops and seminars about visual media and theory at the University of the Arts in Berlin and currently teaches at the Maine College of Art & Design.