International Visitor Programme : December 2011

Rebecca Mazzei


Rebecca Mazzei is the Deputy Director and Special Projects at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, a five-year-old institution located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center neighborhood. As Deputy Director, Mazzei manages the museum's operations and oversees special projects, including publications, events and offsite curatorial projects. She is the former Assistant Dean at the College for Creative Studies, a private art and design school, and also worked previously as the award-winning Arts and Culture Editor at Metro Times newspaper, Detroit's largest alternative news weekly. She has written for ARTNews, Raw Vision, Under the Influence and several other publications, and is the author of "Devil's Night In Detroit," The Business of Holidays (The Monacelli Press, 2004). Mazzei is a co-founder of Signal-Return letterpress shop and Bohemian-in-exile, a performance art space, both located in the Eastern Market district, and serves as a Board member of INCA, a Detroit-based residency for Norwegian artists. She received her Master's degree in Modern Art History. Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.