Rebecca Sakoun was born in Los Angeles, California. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Smith College and a Master’s in Fine Art (Photography) from Yale University. She completed a post-graduate residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Since 2000, she has been based in Amsterdam. She has exhibited her photographs, videos, and made performances at the CCCB (Barcelona), Museum Ludwig (Köln), Sammlung Essl (Vienna), W 139 (Amsterdam), and Galerie Ludovic de Wavrin (Paris).