Tamar Ettun is a sculptor and a performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has had exhibitions and performances at Pioneer Works, PERFORMA, Sculpture Center, Madison Square Park, Art Omi Sculpture Garden, The Barrick Museum UNLV, The Watermill Center, e-flux, Herzelia Biennial, Knockdown Center, Bryant Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, Uppsala Art Museum, Fridman Gallery, Braverman Gallery, among others.
She received awards and fellowships from The Pollock Krasner Foundation, Chinati Foundation, Moca Tucson Artist Residency, Franklin Furnace, MacDowell Fellowship, Marble House Project, RECESS, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Production Fund, and Iaspis. Ettun founded The Moving Company, an artist's collective creating performances in public spaces and a social engagement project with Brooklyn teens hosted by The Brooklyn Museum.
Ettun’s work was featured at Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Bomb Magazine, Huffington Post, Modern Painters, Art Critical, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, VICE, Artnet, among others.
Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. She studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem.
Ettun was a a visiting artist at many institutions, including: Pratt Institute, Yale School of Art, New York University Steinhardt and Performance Studies, The School of Visual Art, Hunter College, Rutgers University, Christie's Education, University of Las Vegas, Pace University, and Katonah Museum.
Ettun teaches at Columbia University School of Arts, Lehman College, and The New School Parsons School of Design.




2010 MFA Yale University School of Art, Sculpture, CT

2008 BFA Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Fine Art, Jerusalem, Israel

2007 BFA The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Fine Art, New York, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Performances

2019 Dead Sea (performance), Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Jubilation Inflation, The Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada, NV

2017 Eat a Pink Owl, Fridman Gallery, New York City, NY

2017 Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly, Part: PINK (performance), The Battery Park and Katonah Museum of Art, NY

2016 The Yellow Who Wants, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden

2016 Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly, Part: YELLOW (performance), Bryant Park, New York and Uppsala Botanical Garden, Sweden

2015 Alula in Blue, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly, Part: BLUE (performance), The Watermill Center, Long Island, NY, and The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

2015 Pre-Midnight, (performance) Tamar Ettun and Molly Lowe, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

2014 My Hands are the Shape Of My Height, Transformer, Washington, DC

2014 One and One, One and Two, One and Three, One and Four, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2013 The Lion Who Liked Strawberries, Art Production Fund, PS3, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, NV

2013 One Thing Leads to Another, (performance) The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2011 One Thing Leads to Another: Part 2, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York City, NY

2011 One Thing Leads to Another, (performance) PERFORMA 11, presented by RECESS, New York, NY

2009 Empty is Also, (performance) in collaboration with Emily Coates, Commissioned by RoseLee Goldberg, PERFORMA 09, X-initiative, New York, NY

2009 Post Traumatic Trance Dance Disorder (performance), curated by Sergio Edelstein, Center of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances2019 Rosy Fingered Dawn, Pace University Gallery, Curated by Jacob Rhodes & Jen Schwarting 2019 AXxoN N.: A Collective Commentary on David Lynch’s Inland Empire, Essex Flowers, Organized by Jonathan Ehrenberg and Sean McCarthy2018 The Fields, Art Omi (outdoor sculpture) curated by Nicole Hayes, Ghent, New York, NY2017, -18 The Moving Company at Teen Night, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

2017 It’s Happening: 50 Years of Public Art, (performance) NYC Park Department, Central Park, New York, NY

2017 The Dreamers (performance), curated by Ruth Patir, Danspace, New York, NY

2016 Co-Lab projects, curated by Russell Etchen, Austin, Texas

2015 In Practice, Sculpture Center, Curated by Olga Dekalo, Long Island City, NY

2015 TRILATERATION, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, curated by Ombretta Argo, Miami, FL

2015 Illegal Souvenirs, Curated by Annesofie Sandal, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Summer Monday, Curated by Amanda Parmer, e-flux, New York, NY

2014 Last Day of Folly, Madison Square Park, New York, NY

2014 AIR SPACE, Abron’s Art Center, New York, NY

2014 Still Acts, Curated by Ian Daniel and Sara Reisman, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY

2013 We Live With Animals, Van Alen Institution, PERFORMA 13, New York, NY

2013 Goods, Bat Yam Museum, Bat Yam, Israel

2012 Socrates Sculpture Park: EAF 12, Long Island City, NY

2012 Summer Solstice, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Trees, Art and Jewish Thought, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

2011 Odyssey Of Iksa, The Herzelia Biennale, ARTLV, Curated by Ory Dassou, Israel

2010 Hand Held History, Queens Museum of Art, Video summit, New York, NY

2009 Reinventing Rituals, Rite Now: Sacred and Secular in Video, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Awards and Residencies
2020 The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
2019 Moca Tucson Artist Residency, AZ
2019 Stoneleaf Artist Retreat and Residency, NY
2019 Puffin Foundation Grant
2019 Pioneer Works Production Residency, NY
2018 Marble House Project, Dorset, VT
2018 Brooklyn Art Council Fund
2018 Caldera Arts Center, Bend, OR
2016 Iaspis, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 Artis Contemporary Exhibition Grant
2015-6 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Workspace Residency, New York, NY
2015 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art
2015 Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
2014 The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
2014/5 The Watermill Center, Long Island, NY
2014 Triangle Arts Association Residency, New York, NY
2014 MacDowell Fellowship, Peterborough, NH
2013-4 Abron’s Art Center AIRSpace Residency, New York, NY
2013 Art Production Grant and Residency Program
2013 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space Residency, New York, NY
2012 Socrates Sculpture Park Residency and Exhibition, New York, NY
2012 Triangle Artist Workshop Residency, New York, NY
2011 RECESS Activities, New York, NY
2011/09 Artis Contemporary Art Fund Artist Grant
2010 The Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship, Yale School of Art
2009 The World Performance Project at Yale University


2018--present, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Art, NY 2016--present, Lecturer, Parsons, The New School for Design, NY 2019--present, Adjunct Instructor, Sculpture Graduate Program, Brooklyn College,NY 2018--present, Adjunct Instructor, Lehman College, NY 2018 Teaching Choreographer, Katonah Museum of Art, NY 2018 Visiting Critic, MFA Program, Hunter College, NY 2015-6 Visiting Scholar, NYU Steinhardt Department of Art, NY 2015 Visiting Artist, School of Visual Art, NY 2015,4 Visiting Artist, Yale School of Art, CT 2010-2015 Visiting Critic, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel