Sara VanDerBeek was born in Baltimore in 1976 and lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek at the Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center, Asheville, North Carolina (with Stan VanDerBeek) and Women & Museums at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (both 2019). She has had additional exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art; Fondazione Memmo, Rome; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; and Whitney Museum, New York. Her work was included in the inaugural New Visions Triennial for Photography and New Media at the Henie Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden, Norway (2020). She has also participated in group exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Kunsthalle Berlin; Morgan Library and Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.