Bio:

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My name is Nadia Lichtig (pause)  I and grew up between several countries and lanuages (extended pause) I studied linguistics in Munich and Berlin (pause) and sculpture at Academy of Fine Arts in Paris at Jean Luc Vilmouth’s studio (extended pause) Subsequently (pause) I assisted Mike Kelley in Los Angeles (extended pause) I now live and work in the South of France (pause) where I teach at the MOCO in Montpellier (pause) an academy of Fine Arts (pause) attached to a museum and exhibition spaces (extended pause)  and research at the University of Aix-Marseille in the field of Germanic and Slavic Linguistics (pause)  Arts and Civilizations (light clack of the tongue, extended pause)


As an artist (pause) I'm navigating between several mediums (pause)  such as photography (pause) voice (pause) prose poems (pause) stories (pause) glass (pause)   drawing (extended pause) and painting  (clack of the tongue, extended pause) I want my works to instore a form of (pause) referencelessness (clack of the tongue, extended pause)  and resistence (pause)  toward (pause)  categorization (extended pause)  Each of my series (pause)  deal with making inadequacy (pause) and insufficency (pause) of language (pause) as well as  loss (extended pause)  of country (pause)   (pause)  of memory (extended pause) and of time (clack of the tongue) material (light clack of the tongue, extended pause) 

The series develop in parallel (pause) over several years (pause) or decades (extended pause) They shift from one medium to another (pause) from photography to painting (extended pause) from painting to text (extended pause)  to voice and vice versa (extended pause) Their content lies in the ambivalences (pause) the loss or the gain (extended pause) the unexpected (pause) that appears during these processes of translation (light clack of the tongue, extended pause)  Rather than finality (extended pause again) my research is calling for questions such as (pause) How through successive shiftings (pause) 'empty language' (rising intonation of the voice, extended pause) How (pause) this thus created 'void' create language in turn (rising intonation of the voice, extended pause)


 

Upcoming / current exhibitions:

2021 Grenzenlos/borderless (group) Goethe Institut, Bukarest, Muj Utek (solo), Zamek, Posnan (Poland), Image fantôme (solo + group), Goethe Institut + Galerie Anca Poterasu, Bukarest (RO), Drift (group), Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (Canada), I write in a foreign language (group), St.Petersburg (Russia) 2022 Carleton University Art Gallery (group), Ottawa, (Canada) ; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC (group) Vancouver Vancouver (Canada)  Art Museum at the University of Toronto, U of T (group) Toronto (Canada)

Recent shows (selection):

2020 Sensory Orders (group), Art Center Laznia, Gdansk (Poland), Dust (group), Centre Pompidou, Paris (France), Staying in the trouble with painting (group), Building Canebière (Marseille) ; 2019 Mistral (group), SiteSiteParasite, Marseille (F) ; Grammaires fantômes (group), Maison de Heidelberg, Montpellier, (F) ; Blank Spots (solo performance), Schwankhalle, Bremen, (G) ; We are in this together, we are not one and the same (group), Espace Artaud, Lyon (F) ; Phototropia (group), Maison de Heidelberg, Montpellier (F) ; Drawing Storage (group), Institut Français, Bologna (I) ; Memory Gardens (solo), Hanse-Wissenschafts-Kolleg, Delmenhorst (G)  2018 It smells like... flowers and fragrances (group), Me Collectors Room / Olbricht Foundation, Berlin (G) cur. by Dr. Heike Fuhlbrügge ; Catching the Light (group), Kai 10 / Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf (G) cur. by Ludwig Seyfarth, ; La mémoire est l'avenir du passé (group) , Galérie Boisanté (F) cur. by Clémence Boisanté ; Nachtstücke (three person solo), Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Freiburg (G) cur. by Dr. Heidi Brunnschweiler, 2017 Unfinished Sympathy (group), Maison de Heidelberg, Montpellier (F) ; A scientific encounter: on interobjectivity (group), Faculté de Medecine, Montpellier (F) cur. by Alistair Robinson ; Ghosttrap (solo), Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (G) cur. by Susanne Prinz, 2016  Salon du Salon #10 (group), Marseille (F) cur. by Philippe Munda; French Connections — Perspectives on Support/Surface (group), Kunstsaele, Berlin (G) cur. by Dr. Heike Fuhlbrügge,  Art & Anthropology (group), Galerie im Körnrpark, Berlin (G)

Recent publications (selection):

Post-Specimen, Intellect Books, Bristol (GB), ed. by Ed Juler and Alistair Robinson, 2021

Grammaires fantômes / Phantomgrammatiken, ed. by Maison de Heidelberg / Goetheinstitut (F), 2020

Bunkern, Privater Bunkerbau an Zellen, im Kalter Krieg und in Prepper-Fanatsien by Mona Schieren in "Re-Bunkern" ed. by Kathrin von Malzahn and Mona Schieren in collaboration with Franciska Zolyorn, Argobooks, Berlin (G), 2019,

Phototropia, 2019, ed. by Maison de Heidelberg / Goetheinstitut (F), 2018

Monograph: Kerber Verlag

Part of public and private collections (selection):

Centre Pompidou, Paris (F) ; Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst (G) ; Musée d'art Contemporain, Sérignan (F) ; URDLA, Lyon (F) ; Terra Art Foundation, Paris/Chicago (F/US), Collection of the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (F), Fuhlbrügge & Müller collection (G), Abay Maskara collection (India), Merkel Collection (G)

Older exhibitions (selection):

2015 A Foreign Encounter, Foe Gallery, Munich (G) /  MAD #1, Maison Rouge  Paris (F) / Solo: Gossip as Testimony, Kunstverein L40, Berlin (G) 2014 Solo: Pictures of Nothing, Raum für Zweckfreiheit, Berlin (G) / Ruinen der Gegenwart, bei Steinbrenner/Dempf, Vienna, (A) / Commissariat pour un arbre #5, Piacé le radieux, Marseille (F) / Pictures of Nothing, Nuit des Musées, Centre d'art de Sérignan  (F)  2013  Solo: Memory Gardens, l’annexe, Musée de Sérignan (F) / Peanuts of Joy, Frankfurt (G) Commissariat pour un abre 4#, Bordeaux (F) / Commissarait pour un arbre #3, Collège des Bernardins, Paris (F) 2012 La Bedouze, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Besançon (F), Commissariat 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) / Everything is real, Gallery Abhay Maskara, Bombay (India) / Falseparklocation, 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, Belgrade, (S) / Tropic FM, Le Plateau, Paris (F) 2007 Ghosttrap, La Villette Sonique, Paris (F) / Les inaccoutumés, Ménagerie de Verre, Paris (F) / Ghosttrap, ENBA-Valence (F) / Gold, Miss China, Paris (F) 2006 One day recordings, Nuit Blanche, Galerie LH, Paris (F) Bright...shift, Galerie Miss China, Paris (F) / Lost in Paradise, Nuits tropicales Palais de Tokyo, Paris (F) / Lucky Numbers, Borderline, Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg (L) 2005 EchoparK, Tadu Gallery, Bangkok (Taïland) / Falseparklocation, Bedsupperclub, Printemps d’Asie, Bangkok (T) / Popisme, 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, Secession, 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 «Txt»., Public, Paris (F) 2000 Chateau, d’Oiron, Oiron (F) 1999 Solo (with Alain Bublex): La barge du désir, Berges du Rhône, Lyon (F)

 

Selected concerts / lectures / performances (selection):

2019 Schwankhalle, Bremen (G), 2018 Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst (G), 2017 Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Freiburg i.Br. (G), Klanggarten, jardin de la reine, Goethe Institut/Heidelberghaus, Montpellier (F) 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)

Awards / public space projects (selection):

2021 Residency Goethe Institut Bucharest, 2020 Residency, Center of Astrophysics, Queen's University, Canada, Residency / Goethe Institut Marseillle 2018/19, Residency / Fellow of the Hanse-WIssenschafts-Kolleg / Institute for advanced research (G) 2013 Institut Francais / London, French Ambassy Great Britain 2012 Collection Musée d'art contemporain de Sérignan 2011 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, Collection Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris 2001 Terra Art Foundation Residency, Musée d’Art Américain, Giverny, Prix URDLA, prix d’édition, Villeurbanne 1999 Prix de Paris, Mairie de Paris​

 

Lecturing (selection):

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

Education (selection):

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, studio: Jean-Luc Vilmouth 1999 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

 

Upcoming / Current exhibitions:

19 June—3 October 2021

Ich bin Natur. Von der Verletzlichkeit. Überleben in der Risikogesellschaft / I am Nature. On Vulnerability. Survival in a society at risk.

Rohkunstsbau 26, Schloss Lieberose, Brandenburg (Germany)

curated by Heike Fuhlbrügge. With Armin Boehm (D), Etienne Chambaud (F),

Claudia Chaseling (D/AUS), David Claerbout (BEL), Jochen Dehn (D),

Nina Fischer (D) & Maruan el Sani (D), Gilbert & George (UK), Noa Gur (ISR),

Kapwani Kiwanga (CAN/TZA),Tong Kunniao (CHN),Nadia Lichtig (F),

Michael Morgner (D), Michael Müller (D),Yoko Ono (JPN/USA), Philippe Parreno (F),

Laure Prouvost (F),Yhonnie Scarce (AUS), Luzia Simons (BRA)

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (SP), Anna Rún Trygvadottir (IS).

Deutschlandfunk

15 May—5 June 2021

Grenzenlos/ Borderless

Pavilion 32, Goethe-Institut, Calea Dorobanti 32,Bucharest (Romania)

curated by Adrian Buga. With Yvonne Hasan Dem Demetrescu, Zoltan Bela,

Hubert Jaillot, Georg Christoph Eimmart,  Ovidiu Fenes, Vincenzo Maria Coronelli,

Hendricus  Hondius, Capucine Gros, Nadia Lichtig and Nicolas Sanson.

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16 January—30 May 2021

Drift: Art and Dark Matter

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, Kingston (Canada)

curated by Sunny Kerr. With Nadia Lichtig, Josepha Ntjam, Anne Riley, Jol Thoms.

Exhibition Online: https://agnes.queensu.ca/digital-agnes/online-exhibition/drift-art-and-dark-matter/how-did-the-artists-create-drift-art-and-dark-matter/

In: Symmetry Magazine

6 November 2020—10 January 2021

Sensory Orders

Center for Contemporary Art Laznia,Gdansk (Poland)

curated by Chris Salter and Eric Adigard. With John Alderman (US), Michael Bell and Eunjeong Seong (US), Jennifer Biddle (AU), Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr (AU), Ben Cerveny (US), Yangyifan Dong (CN), Christoph Engemann (DE), Orit Halpern (US), Kurt Hentschlager (AT/US), Susanna Hertrich (DE) and Shintaro Miyazaki (JP/CH/DE), Sarah Hluchan (US), David Howes (CA) and Tereza Stehlikova (CZ/UK), Takashi Ikegami and Norihiro Marujama (JP), In The Air/C+ (SP), Wioleta Kaminska (PL), Nadia Lichtig (DE/CZ/FR), Yutaka Makino (JP), Saadia Mirza (PK), R E A (AU), Philippe Rahm (CH), Valerio Sannicandro (IT/FR), Nitin Shroff (IN/SEY/UK/FR), Tez (IT/NL), John Thackara (UK/FR), Jesus Torres (SP/FR), Ignacio Valero (CL/US), Nina Wakeford (UK).

21 October 2020—30 March 2021

Opening on Tuesday October 20, 2020

Dust: the plates of the present

Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)
commissaire: Florian Ebner
Photogram project (2013 – 2018) co-founded by Thomas Fougeirol and Jo-ey Tang

edition of a catalogue by spectorbooks
 

25 August 2020—31 January 2021

Staying with the Trouble in Painting

Building Canebière, Marseille (France) — la Canebière 73-75, Marseille

organized by SWTTIP


 

Curating / Research / Releases / Performance:

16 June 2021 / 3–4:30 pm (ET)

Ghosttrap - a performance followed by a talk

Agnes, Queens University (Kingston, canada)

on invitation by Sunny Kerr

https://agnes.queensu.ca

6 May 2021 / 6pm

Ghosttrap - a performance

Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin)

on invitation by Marion Picker

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April 2021

Visiting Curator

Künstlerhaus Bremen (Germany)

Studio visits for Bremen based artists

15 January 2021

Image fantôme

Journées d'études

Aix-Marseille Université, Aix-en-Provence (France)

organized by Nicole Colin & Nadia Lichtig

8 October — 9 October 2020

Image fantôme

Journées d'études

Aix-Marseille Université, Aix-en-Provence (France)

organized by Nicole Colin & Nadia Lichtig

4 December 2020

Post-Specimen — Encounters Between Art, Science and Curating

Book release, Intellect Books, Bristol (GB)

Chapter 7: ... as far back as I will remember

edited by A.Robinson & Ed Juler

Residencies:

Online June 2021

Zamek,Posnan, Poland

August 2021

Residency —Goethe Institut, Bucharest /

Galerie Anca Poterasu

August 2020

Residency —Goethe Institut, Friche de Belle de Mai, Marseille