bio

Bracha L. Ettinger is an international artist-painter, artist-theorist, psychoanalyst and philosopher working in oil-painting, drawing, photography, notebooks and artist's books, video, conversations, lecturing-performances and encounter-events. Her solos hows 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 2016-2017 include: Colori, Museum of Modern Art GAM, Torino; The Image of War, Bonnier Konsthall, Stockholm; Encounters, MAS/KMSKA Museums, Antwerpen; Lyric on a Battelfield, Gladstone Gallery, New York; Callicoon Fine Art, NY; Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv. Next exhibition: 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). Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya Young Art in Israel of the Nineties, 2008).   The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp (Gorge(l). 2006). Konstmuseum. Göteborgs (Aletheia, 2003); National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington and Whitechapel, London (Inside the Visible, 1996);  Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Routes of Wandering, 1991). Tel Aviv Museum  of Art (The Feminine Presence, 1990).

Monographs dedicated to her art include: And My Heart Wound-space (Istanbul Biennial, 2015);  Art in the Time-Space of Memory and Migration: Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud and Bracha L. Ettinger in the Freud Museum, by Griselda Pollock (2013); 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). 

Israeli born 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 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) (Univ. 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 Critical Thought, EGS, Saas-Fee.