Rachael Hand is an artist with an interest in the embodied nature of human knowledge. Her media include artist’s books, video installation, and various forms of chemical photography.
Hand is based in Sheffield, UK, at Bloc Studios and Access Space Fablab. She holds a degree in Medicine from the University of Sheffield, and a BA in Creative Art Practice from Sheffield Hallam.
Rachael Hand has worked collaboratively with academics of varying disciplines from the University of Sheffield on a number of different projects. The Kindergarten Safari was one aspect of a three year collaboration with the ethnographer Dr Abigail Hackett, exploring ethnographic and artistic approaches to walking, movement, the trace, and the importance of context in the generation of meaning.
Hand is a member of the artist’s book collaborative AMBruno, which creates annual collections of books based around a conceptual theme. Her current solo project is the curation of an exhibition of artist’s PhD theses and artist’s books, examining relationships between research, meaning, and the form of the book.