Ethel Lilienfeld (1995) is a French visual artist and a filmmaker living in Brussels. Her work is currently being produced at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains (FR). 

EN

Technological advances engage us fully in the experience of the virtual body. Ethel Lilienfeld is interested in its growing impact on everyday life. She creates strange images that exacerbate the tension between fantasy and madness. She questions aesthetic standards, social norms, notions of identity and gender. The body occupies an important place in most of the depictions arranged by the artist. While she uses photography, video installation, or film, her devices are nonetheless related to sculpture and the relationship to space is crucial. In her videos, Ethel Lilienfeld modulates with the actors, the sets and the objects by drawing alternately from fiction and reality.

FR

Les avancées technologiques nous engagent pleinement dans l'expérience du corps virtuel. Ethel Lilienfeld s’intéresse à son impact grandissant sur la vie quotidienne. Elle fabrique des images étranges qui exacerbent la tension entre le fantasme et la folie. Elle interroge les standards esthétiques, les normes sociales, les notions d’identité et de genre. Le corps occupe une place importante dans la plupart des propositions agencées par l’artiste. Si elle utilise la photographie, l’installation vidéo, ou le film, ses dispositifs n’en restent pas moins relatifs à la sculpture et le rapport à l’espace y est capital. Dans ses vidéos, Ethel Lilienfeld module avec les acteurs, les décors et les objets en puisant tantôt dans la fiction, tantôt dans le réel.

AWARDS/GRANTS

2021 Prix COCOF (Commission communautaire française), La Médiatine (laureate)

2021 Audience Award, Brussels Videonline Festival #2, LA CENTRALE (laureate)  

2020 Prix Coup de coeur, Les amis de La Cambre group (laureate)

2020 Art Contest, "Female" October 2020 on Artjobs (selected)
2020 Prix Laurent Moonens (shortlisted)

2020 Les Ateliers d'Ixelles (shortlisted)

EDUCATION

2021/2023 Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, FR. 

2020/2021 AESS (teaching graduation) at ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels, in collaboration with the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, BE.

2015/2020 Bachelor and Master in the Sculpture department directed by Johan Muyle at ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels, BE.
2018/2019 Six-month exchange in Kuvataideakatemia, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI.

2014/2015 La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Paris, FR. 
2013/2014 Les Ateliers de Sèvres, Paris, FR.

EXHIBITIONS

2022  PANORAMA 24, L'AUTRE CÔTÉ

The annual meeting of the creation made ​​in Fresnoy.

Curators : Marie Lavandier, Pascale Pronnier.  

Set Designer : Christophe Boulanger.

From 30.09.2022 to 31.12.2022 at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, FR. 

2022 CENDAR BRUSSELS

Initiated by Galerie Zotto, from 28.04 to 30.04 at KBK, Boulevard d'Ypres, 20, 1000 Brussels, BE.

2022 LE CHANT DES SIRENES 

From 05.03 to 26.03.2022 at the CAL, Charleroi, BE. 

2021 25 ARTS SECOND 

Cycle of artists' films and exhibition (Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Eva L'Hoest, Armand Morin, Mathilde Lavenne, Daniel A. Swarthnas, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Baloji, Félix Luque Sánchez, Effi & Amir, Elsa Maury, Laure Cottin Stefanelli, Noemi Osselaer, Dora Garcia, Katharina Kastner, Manon de Boer, Milena Desse, Ethel Lilienfeld, Léa Tumbarello, Jasmine Elsen).

From 24.06 to 30.06.2021, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, FR

2021 LET’S CHANGE, DON’T CHANGE

Group Show at Z33, Museum for Contemporary Art and Architecture in Hasselt, initiated by Stephanie de Bakker, Milan Gillard, Anne-Lore Thijssen, Mirthe Tibos and indra Wouters. 

From 30.06 to 18.07/2021, Bonnefantenstraat 1, 3500 Hasselt (BE)

2021 PRIX MÉDIATINE 2021 

From 28.05 to 27.06.2021 at The Médiatine, Bruxelles, BE

2021 BRUSSELS VIDEONLINE FESTIVAL #2, LA CENTRALE

A new project initiated by CENTRALE, presenting Brussels-based emerging artists, in partnership with Brussels Art Schools, from 22.02 to 28.02.21, BE 

2021 FIL

Group exhibition at The House of Arts (Hélène de Gottal, Maren Dubnick, Alice Leens, Ethel Lilienfeld, Erwan Mahéo, Asia Nyembo, Elise Peroi, Chiharu Shiota & José Maria Sicilia) from 20.02 to 25.04.21. 

Chaussée de Haecht 147, 1030 Schaerbeek, Brussels, BE

2021 L'ADRET ET L'UBAC

Exhibition of works by former students graduating in 2019 and 2020.

Works noticed and selected by an independent jury led by the non-profit organization Les Amis de La Cambre. from 05.03 to 21.03.21.

Curator: Lola Meotti. Brussels, BE 

2020 LA CAMBRE GRADUATION SHOW
Exhibition of Master's degree projects from 11th to 13th September 2020 in the Espace Vanderborght
50, rue de l’Ecuyer, 1000 Brussels, BE
2020 PLIS
Hanging at the departure of the sculpture collection of the Fine Arts Museum of Tournai with the complicity of the director of the museum Julien Foucart. Exhibition from February 08, 2020 to May 24, 2020.
Rue de l’Enclos Saint-Martin 3, 7500 Tournai, BE

2019 HE STANDS IN AN IN-BETWEEN PLACE WHERE HE CAN BE SEEN Residence (from November 03 to 10, 2019), hanging and mediation of works of students from Brussels and Limoges. Exhibition in the gallery of ENSA LIMOGES - Ecole nationale supérieure d’art, FR
2019 NONA. DECIMA. MORTA
Group exhibition from 25.10 to 13.10.2019 in Island, a contemporary art space based in Brussels.
69, Rue Général Leman, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, BE

2019 ALL IN ONE

Group exhibition from 14.06 to 30.06.2019 at KANAL Centre Pompidou, museum of modern and contemporary art in Brussels.

Quai des Péniches, 1000 Bruxelles, BE
2019 THE SHAPE OF THINGS
Photo exhibition curated by Hannah Altman and Shia Conlon

Tasku Gallery, Elimäenkatu 25 A, Hel- sinki, FI

Anderson Gallery, 07 1/2 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia, US 

2019 NOT TO BE SEEN
Group exhibition and residency at BPS22, Musée d'Art de la province du Hainaut - 22 Boulevard Solvay, Charleroi, BE

2019 SHARING NOTES (feminist gathering)

Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, FI
2018 OF WHAT MATERIAL IS THE INTANGIBLE MADE?

Sound installations, Satamakatu 5 Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2018 ARS (EST) CELARE ARTEM 
An exhibition of GreyLight Project student work

11 rue Brialmont Saint Josse, BE 
2017 LE PARASITISME DE COUVEE 2
Workshop from 09.10. to 15.10. and exhibition of student works at the Museum of Art and History of Sartènes., FR 

2017 THE GREATEST PIECE OF ADVICE I CAN’T GIVE
An exhibition of student work Ancienne Brasserie Atlas

15 rue du libre examen à Anderlecht, BE 
2017 THE TRUE ARTIST IS AN AMAZING LUMINOUS FOUNTAIN 
(Tribute to Bruce Nauman) on the initiative of Geoffroy De Volder, exhibition at 21 Abbaye de la cambre, BE

2017 UN DISCOURS, UN DISCOURS 
On the initiative of Juan d'Oultremont (with the complicity of the artists Lieven Segers & Michaël Dans) an exhibition of ERG and La Cambre bachelor students in the exhibition hall of the ERG in Brussels, BE 

2016 OUT OF OFFICE 
An exhibition of student work at 186 avenue Louise, Brussels, BE 
2016 OMNIA SOMNIA 

An exhibition of works by the artist COLIN BOOTH (GB)

A student exhibition curator : Eva de Chabanneix du Chambon, Pauline François, Ethel Lilienfeld, Morgan Mahy, Jonas Meier, Anja Raymond et Sara Zerguine, Brussels, BE
2015 EREWHON 
Workshop and exhibition initiated by the artist Erwan Mahéo at CANAL WHARF, Brussels, BE