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Between fragment, journal, detour and assemblage, Lichtig's work revolves around collecting words, textes, voices, and their visual and aural interpretations. The content is situated in the ambivalences, the loss or the gain, the unexpected that is appearing as the work shifts from text to voice, from voice to painting, from painting to photography, from climatic conditions to effects of light — in the works's capacity of being something to keep becoming, to be uncircumscribable. Through the constant transference and permutation of aural and pictorial forms and the confrontation of different stylistic languages, Lichtig is concerned with the breaking of linear, hierarchic structures, questioning areas where finality becomes problematic, rather becoming: How, through successive shiftings, ‘hollow language’? How this void creates language in turn?



Nadia Lichtig is a german artist based in Montpellier, South of France. Lichtig studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris where she graduated with honors in 2001, before assisting Mike Kelley in Los Angeles the same year. She taught at the Shrishti School of Art and Technology, Bangalore, India as a visiting professor in 2006, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Valence in 2007, and is professor at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts (Esbama) / Academy of the Arts Montpellier, France since 2009, where she directs the seminary  Art & Invisibility. Inspired by artists and intellectuals who have presented alternatives to mainstream culture, such as outsider art, pop music and feminist figures, she has collaborated with musicians who are also visual artists, such as Bertrand Georges (Audible), Christian Bouyjou (Popopfalse), Nicolu (La Chatte), Nina Canal (Ut) and Michael Moorley (The dead C). Until 2009 Nadia Lichtig worked under several group names and pseudonyms such as EchoparK, Falseparklocation, Skrietch, Ghosttrap and Nanana.

selected shows

2017 A scientific encounter: on interobjectivity, Faculté de Medecine, Montpellier (F) / Solo: Ghosttrap, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (G) 2016 Salon du Salon#10, Marseille (F) / Here comes the sun, Galerie Clémence Boisanté, Montpellier (F) / French Connection-Perspectives on Support/Surface, Kunstsaele, Berlin (G) / Art & Anthropology, Galerie im Körnrpark, Berlin (G) 2015 A Foreign Encounter, Foe Gallery, Munich (G) /  MAD #1, Maison Rouge  Paris (F) / Solo: Kunstverein L40, Berlin (G), Hancock Museum, Newcastle (GB) 2014 Solo: Raum für Zweckfreiheit, Berlin (G) / Ruinen der Gegenwart, bei Steinbrenner/Dempf, Vienna, (A) / Commissariat pour un arbre #5 Piacé le radieux, Marseille (F), Solo: Nuit des Musées, Centre d'art de Sérignan  (F)  2013  Solo: l’annexe, Musée de Sérignan (F), Peanuts of Joy, Frankfurt (G) Commisariat pour un abre 4#, Bordeaux (F) Commisarait pour un arbre #3, Collège des Bernardins, Paris (F) 2012 La bedouze, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Besançon (F) Commisariat pour un arbre #2, 7.5, Paris (F) Commissariat pour un arbre #1, Le village Royal, Paris (F) 2010 Frasq, Gentilly (F) Cardew, Culturegestes, Porto,( P) / Solo: Everything is real, Gallery Abhay Maskara, Bombay (India) / Le nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris (F) 2009 RDV, IAC Villeurbanne, Biennale de Lyon (F) / Le printemps de Septembre, Toulouse (F) L.A.2009, Centre d’art Les Arques (F) / Concours de Monuments, Le Dojo, Nice (F)/  Cornelius Cardew ou la liberté de l’écoute, CAC Bretigny (F) / Surprises musicales, Centre d’art du domaine départemental de Chamarande (F) Exit, Carré rotondes, Luxembourg (L) 2008 Solo: Snakes & Ladders , Gallery Abhay Maskara, Bombay (India)  / Valeurs croisées, Biennale de Rennes (F) / Ghosts, Galerie des Multiples, Paris (F) / Umetnice, Remont, Belgrade, (S) / Tropic FM, Le Plateau, Paris (F) 2007 Ghosttrap, La Villette Sonique, Paris (F) / Les inacoutumés, Ménagerie de Verre, Paris (F) / Ghosttrap, ENBA-Valence (F) / Miss China, Paris (F) 2006 Nuit Blanche, Galerie LH, Paris (F) / Solo: BrightbluelightSunsetHarmonicGenericOrange-circleFrequencyshift, Galerie Miss China, Paris (F) / Lost in Paradise/ Nuits tropicales Palais de Tokyo, Paris (F) / Lucky Numbers, Borderline, Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg (L) 2005 “Echoes”, Tadu Gallery, Bangkok (Taïland) / “Bedsupperclub”, Printemps d’Asie, Bangkok (T) /  “Popisme IV”, ENBA, Tours (F) / “Le Placard”, Glassbox, Paris (F) 2004 “Live”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (F) / “Prosissmic”, Espace Ricard, Paris (F) 2003 Solo:  Ear, eye, here, Sécession, Vienne, (A) “We don’t play”, Ménagerie de Verre, Paris (F) 2002 “L’art c’est secondaire, ENSBA-Paris (F) “Anomalie italienne”, Lima, Turin, (I) 2001 «ext»., Public, Paris (F) 2000 Chateau, d’Oiron, Oiron (F) 1999 Solo: La barge du désir, Lyon (F)


selected concerts / lectures / performances

2016 La Panacée, Montpellier (F) / Miss China, Rue Française, Paris (F) / Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (F) / Université Paris 8 (F) / Miss China, Paris (F) / 2015 La Générale, Paris, Sèvres / Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin (G) / Snap Projects, Lyon, Biennale de Lyon / Resonances (F), Jardin des Plantes / University of Montpellier, Montpellier (F), Kunstpunkte, Salzmannbau, Düsseldorf (G) 2014 Centre d'art la Panacée, Montpellier (F) 2010 Centre Pompidou, Paris (F) 2009 Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse (F) 2008 Le Plateau, Paris (F) Abay Maskara Gallery, Bombay (India) 2006 Palais de Tokyo Paris (F), Le Placard, La Générale, Belleville, Paris (F) 2005 Bed Supper Club, Bangkok (Tailand) Tadu Gallery, Bangkok (Tailand) 2004 Palais de Tokyo, Paris (F) 2003 Secession, Vienne (Austria) 2002 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris 2001 txt., Public, Paris (F)


2003 postgradual studies «Le collège invisible» Marseille (F), with Paul Devautour 2002 assistant of Mike Kelley, Los Angeles (USA) 2001 Carnigan Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA) Sorbonne 1, Paris (F) 2001 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, avec félicitations à l'unanimité,  head of jury : Christian Bernard, 1999 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon


awards / scolarships / public space projects

2013 Institut Francais / London, French Ambassy Great Britain 2012 1% artistique Sérignian (F), public art project 2009 Dicream, CNC Ile-de-France 2008 Biennale de Rennes, publique art project, Résidence Synagogue de Delme (F) 2007 Institut Français / Bombay, French Ambassy India 2006 Résidency Miss China, Paris 2005 Institut Français / Bangkok, French Ambassy Thailand 2004 ENSBA-Paris, Aide à la diffusion 2003 DRAC Ile - de - France, Aide à la création 2002 ENSBA - Paris Premier prix de la photographie 2001 Terra Art Foundation Residency, Musée d’Art Américain, Giverny, Prix URDLA, prix d’édition, Villeurbanne 1999 Prix de Paris, Mairie de Paris



since 2009 professor at the Ecole supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier (F) 2016 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (F) 2015 University of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle (GB) 2013 UdK Berlin (G) 2008 Ecole supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Valence (F) 2007 Shrishti School of Art and Technology Bangalore (India) 2005 Silpakorn University Bangkok (Thailand)


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