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Raquel makes photographs and 16mm films that explore notions of place, shifting perspectives, and temporal frequencies.  

Raquel received her MFA in 2011 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at various institutions including: Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago IL; Gallery 400, Chicago IL; Roots & Culture Gallery, Chicago IL; The University of New Mexico, Taos NM; The Univeristy at Buffalo, Buffalo NY; Bauhaus Archive Museum, Berlin Germany; among others.

In 2012-2013, as a recipient of an American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship, Raquel was a fellow in the Cultural Geography & Tourism Department at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has received numerous grants to support her work including funding from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Her artwork will be featured in the upcoming publication New Bauhaus Chicago: Experiment Photography, ed. by Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin 2017. With contributions by A. Bähr, S. Daiter, J. Grimes, S. Hoiman, K. Lowis, E. Siegel. German & English editions, c. 200 pages, c. 150 colour illustrations, 24 × 30 cm, hardback, ISBN 978-3-7774-2938-0 (German), ISBN 978-3-7774-2937-3 (English); publication date: November 2017.

To get in touch with Raquel email her at raquel.ladensack (at)