bio

Bracha L. Ettinger (b. 1948 in Tel Aviv) is a painter who works between Paris and Tel Aviv. Current solo exhibitions include Eurydice-Pieta / Eurydyka-Pieta, at the Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland. In 2015 she participated in the 14th Istanbul Biennial, where a large room was devoted to her work in various media. Additional significant solo exhibitions include the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Angers; Casco, Utrecht; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Freud Museum, London; BOZAR – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais; MoMA, Oxford; Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne; Museum of Art, Pori; and The Drawing Center, New York. Recent group exhibitions include COLORI at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torrino, Italy, and Ontmoetingen/Encounters, at MAS and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), Antwerp, Belgium (both 2017).  Additional group exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; elles@centrepompidou, Centre G. Pompidou, Paris; ARS06 Biennial, KIASMA Museum, Helsinki; Face à l'Histoire, Centre G. Pompidou, Paris; Inside the Visible, ICA, Boston, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, Whitechapel, London, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Villa Medici, Rome; and Kabinet, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Several monographs are devoted to her work and thought, and her paintings are in the collections of Castello di Rivoli, Torino; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Haifa Museum of Art, Israel; Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Angers, France; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, and more.

Also a psychoanalyst, Bracha L. Ettinger is one of the world’s leading theorists in the realm of sexual difference and French feminism, whose writings have influenced film and literary thinking, queer studies, aesthetics, ethics, psychoanalysis and art history. Among other academic positions, she is the Marcel Duchamp Chair and Professor in Media and Communication, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee; and an activist with Physicians for Human Rights. Bracha is the author of many articles and books including Matrix. Halal(a) – Lapsus. Notes on Painting 1985-1992 (MOMA Oxford 1993) and The Matrixial Borderspace (Univ. of Minnesota Press 2006).