Bracha L. Ettinger

about the author

Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger is an international artist-painter, artist-theorist, psychoanalyst, and philosopher working in oil painting, drawing, photography, notebooks and artist’s books, video art, conversations, lecture-performances, and encounter-events. Her solo shows include Silesian Museum (Muzeum Śląskie), Katowice 2017; Eurydice—Medusa at Arter in 14th Istanbul Biennial, 2015; Museum of the City of St. Petersburg (2013); Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Angers (2011); Alma Matrix (dual ex.) at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2010); Freud Museum, London (2009); Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (2009); Kiasma, Helsinki (2006); Drawing Center, New York (2001).

Her recent exhibitions in 2017 include Colori, GAM, Turin; The Image of War, Bonnier Konsthall, Stockholm; Encounters/Ontmoetingen, MAS/KMSKA, Antwerpen; Lyric on a Battlefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York; The Haunted House / The Human Condition, National Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art and Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow. Earlier exhibitions include Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (Kabinet, 1997); Centre G. Pompidou, Paris (Face a L’Historie, 1996, elles@pompidoucentre, 2010); Konstmuseum. Göteborgs (Aletheia, 2003); National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, Whitechapel, London

23 (Inside the Visible, 1996).

Books dedicated to her art include And My Heart Wound-space (Istanbul Biennial, 2015); Art as Compassion: Bracha L. Ettinger (edited by Catherine de Zegher and Griselda Pollock, 2011); Le Cabinet de Bracha (edited by Patrick le Nouene, 2011).

Born in Israel in 1948, Bracha moved to Paris in 1981 and worked mainly there until 2003. She now works between Paris and Tel Aviv. She is the author of numerous articles and several books on art and psychoanalysis, aesthetics and ethics, including Regard et Espace-de-bord matrixiels (La lettre volee, 1999) / The Matrixial Borderspace (essays from 1994–1999) (University of Minnesota Press, 2006). Several books with her selected papers are soon to appear in English (Palgrave Macmillan) and in Spanish (Gedisa). She is Chair and Professor of Art and Psychoanalysis at the Division of Philosophy, Arts and Criticism.

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Artist. Psychoanalyst. European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, CH


Dialogue I: Schizoanalysis for Artistic Research and Vice Versa
(in DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials )
keywords: artistic research, Sigmund Freud

Memory’s Wound Is a Space With-in Me. To Rethink the Crystalline with the Humane, to Rethink Abstraction with Depth
(in DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials )
keywords: colour, Johannes Sebastian Bach, memory