Bracha L. Ettinger (b. 1948, Israel) is an international artist-painter, artist-theorist, psychoanalyst, and philosopher working in oil painting, drawing, photography, notebooks, and artist's books, video, conversations, lecture-performances, and encounter-events. Ettinger moved to Paris in 1981 and worked there until 2003. She now splits her time between Paris and Tel Aviv.
Bracha's work has earned solo exhibitions at Silesian Museum (Muzeum Śląskie), Katowice (2017); the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015); the Museum of the City of St. Petersburg, Russia (2013); the Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers, France (2011); the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2010); Freud Museum, London (2009); Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (2006); and Drawing Center, New York (2001). She has also been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art GAM, Torino; Bonnier Konsthall, Stockholm; MAS/KMSKA Museums, Antwerp; National Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art and Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Whitechapel Gallery, London; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, among many others.
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 (Griselda Pollock, 2013); Art as Compassion. Bracha L. Ettinger (Catherine de Zegher and Griselda Pollock, 2011); and Le Cabinet de Bracha (Patrick le Nouene, 2011). Ettinger is the author of numerous articles and books on art, 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). Ettinger's writings have been translated into Spanish, French, Hebrew, German, and Polish. She is Chair and Professor of Art and Psychoanalysis at the Division of Philosophy, Arts and Critical Thought, EGS, Saas-Fee.