Tamar Ettun (she/they) uses textile, sculpture, and performance to examine somatic empathy, trauma-healing modalities, and ritual. Ettun has had exhibitions and performances at The Chinati Foundation, Pioneer Works, Pace University Gallery, The Watermill Center, Art Omi Sculpture Garden, PERFORMA, The Barrick Museum, Fridman Gallery, Uppsala Museum of Art, Bryant Park, Sculpture Center, Madison Square Park, e-flux, Socrates Sculpture Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, among others.
    Ettun received awards and fellowships from The Pollock Krasner Foundation, Stoneleaf Retreat, BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange), The California Studio at UC Davis, Chinati Foundation, Moca Tucson, Marble House Project, Franklin Furnace, MacDowell Fellowship, Windgate Residency at Purchase College, Iaspis - Swedish Grant Council, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Abrons Art Center, Triangle Arts Association, Art Production Fund, and RECESS.
    Ettun founded The Moving Company, an artists collective creating performances in public spaces and a social engagement project with Brooklyn teens hosted by The Brooklyn Museum. 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 teaches at Columbia University School of Arts, and Parsons School of Design.

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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:
2022 (forthcoming) Richard and Dolly Mass Gallery at Purchase College, curated by Meghana Karnik
2020 Lilit, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
2019 Dead Sea (performance), Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Jubilation Inflation, Pace University Gallery, 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 Islanvd, 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 Performances:
2021 Though We Dance, curated by Hyejung Jang and Sunmi Yong, Cosmo40, Seoul, Korea
2021 Cut Ups, Essex Flowers, New York, NY
2021 Patterns of Patience, Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY
2021 A Glitter at Sea, curated by Rebecca Heidenberg, Dreamsong Gallery, Minneapolis, ME
2021 Speech Act, curated by Gali Greenspan, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University, NY
2021 The Moving Company and Friends, (performance) Essex Flowers Gallery, organized in collaboration with Rebecca Pristoop and Laura Bernstein
2020 All at Once, curated by Regine Basha, Fridman Gallery, NY
2019 The Fourth Iteration, ZUMU-The Mobile Museum, Kiryat Hayim, curated by Ruth Oppenheim, IL
2019 Summer solstice, (performance) Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
2019 Rosy Fingered Dawn, Pace University Gallery, Curated by Jacob Rhodes & Jen Schwarting, New York, NY
2019 AXxoN N.: A Collective Commentary on David Lynch’s Inland Empire, Essex Flowers, Organized by Jonathan Ehrenberg and Sean McCarthy, New York, NY
2018 The Fields, Art Omi (outdoor sculpture) curated by Nicole Hayes, Ghent, New York
2017, -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
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 Handheld 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:
2022 Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NY
2022 Stoneleaf Retreat Family Residency, Catskills, NY
2022 Windgate Artist in Residence at Purchase College, NY 
2021 UC Davis Manetti-Shrem Artist Residency, CA
2020 The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
2020 Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant
2020 Artis Contemporary grant
2020 The Watermill Center Research Retreat, NY
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

Selected Bibliography
2021 White Wall Magazine
2020 Chinati Foundation Newsletter, Volume 25
2020 Granta Magazine (Hebrew)
2020 Artnet by Noor Brara
2018 Brooklyn Rail by Nicole Miller
2018 Interview with Andreana Donahue, Settlers and Nomads
2018 Artsy by Abigail Cain
2017 Wall Street Journal by Sarah Crown
2017 Hyperallergic by Carey Dunne
2016 VICE by Nate Ainley
2016 The Observer by Paul Laster
2015 The Huffington Post, interview by Sarah Murkett
2015 Art Critical by William Corwin
2015 Studio International by Natasha Kurchanova
2015 Modern Painters by Jennifer Piejko
2015 Bomb Magazine, interview by Naomi Lev
2014 The Washington Post by Mark Jenkins
2014 Hyperallergic by Daniel Larkin
2014 Vogue by Mark Guiducci
2014/9 Art Forum Video
2012 Performa 11: Staging Ideas by RoseLee Goldberg
2011 The New York Times by Hilarie M. Sheets
2011 The Observer by Dan Duray
2010 Performa 09, Back to futurism Edited by Roselee Goldenberg
2010 The X Initiative Yearbook Edited by Cecilia Alemani (Milan: Mousse)
2009 New York Times by Roberta Smith
2009 New York Magazine by Jerry Saltz

Curatorial Projects
Guardian, Ester Partegas and Claire Watson, Curated in collaboration with Antonia Kuo, Essex Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
2020-2021 The Moving Company and Friends, seasonal performance program, Essex Flowers Gallery. In collaboration with Rebecca Pristoop and Laura Bernstein
2018-2019 Video Program for Jubilation Inflation, The Barrick Museum at the University of Las Vegas, & Pace University Gallery, works by Alika Cooper, Cheryl Donegan, Trulee Hall, Joan Jonas, and Jen Liu