Personal Statement

Ruslana Lichtzier (b. 1984, Siberia, Russia) is a writer, curator and artist. Born in Russia and raised in Israel, she received her BFA with Honor from Bezalel, Academy for Fine Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, and her MA in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of The Art Institute, Chicago, with a Dean scholarship. Her background as a migrant is a principal force in shaping a practice that is focused on creating new artistic, politically charged products, under a persistent reconsideration of the hegemonic canons. Her recent projects include the speculative research in form of a group exhibition Terrorists in The Library (Presidents Gallery, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL), and the group exhibition Familiar Malaise (as part of the curatorial fellowship at ACRE, Chicago, IL). Her writing is published on The Seen Magazine (EXPO Chicago), Open Systems (Vienna, Austria), Noga Gallery (Tel Aviv, Israel), and Ashdod Museum for Contemporary Art (Ashdod, Israel), among other places. She is an active cultural participator in Chicago, Tel Aviv and Vienna. As an instructor at SAIC, Lichtzier fully intergrades her various practices into her curriculum as an active experimental laboratory.


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