Skip to main content

Ruslana Lichtzier

Ruslana Lichtzier is a doctoral student, curator, and critic, whose research and exhibitions present a kaleidoscopic curiosity towards diverse areas within contemporary art. Her work is animated by the scholarship of the Frankfurt School, Afro-pessimism, and feminist deconstructions of psychoanalysis. Currently, her research is split between two, though not unrelated fields. The first is the production of temporal, fragmented, feminine identities within contemporary art, as constituted by sexual violence, desire, shame, and the limits of language. The second is Art Historian Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas, an early manifestation of contemporary transdisciplinary art practices preoccupied with the archive. Past selected fellowships include Core, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, and Red Bull Arts, Detroit. Lichtzier directed Triumph School Manual Project, in Triumph, Illinois, the project space Triumph, Chicago (in collaboration with Ryan Coffey), and the Jewish Artist Fellowship at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Recent curatorial projects include the group exhibitions Four Flags Chicago, Chicago Manual Style, Chicago, IL (in collaboration with Stephanie Cristello), The Dangerous Professors, Flatland Gallery, Houston, TX (with the support of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). Lichtzier has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues and international art publications; her essays have appeared in English, Hebrew, Spanish, and Korean. 

Back to top