In Residence:
January 5, 2015 - January 19, 2015
Dance, Performance

Tamar Ettun is a Brooklyn based sculptor and a performance artist from Jerusalem, Israel. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. Ettun studied at Cooper Union in 2007, and earned her BFA from Bezalel Academy, where she graduated with honors.

Ettun’s solo exhibition and performances include: Transformer, DC, NADA NYC with Artis (2014); One and One, One and Two, One and Three, One and Four, at Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv (2014); The Lion Who Liked Strawberries, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas commissioned by Art Production Fund (2013); One Thing Leads To Another, Indianapolis Museum of Art (2013); Performa 11 presented by RECESS (2011); One Thing Leads To Another: Part 2, Andrea Meislin Gallery (2012); Empty Is Also, in collaboration with Emily Coates for Performa 09 presented by the X-Initiative (2009).

Group exhibitions and performances include: La MaMa Galleria (2014), Kunsthalle Galapagos (2014), Van Allen Institute for PERFORMA 13 (2013), Abrons Art Center (2013), Socrates Sculpture Park (2013, 2012), apexart (2012), Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (2012), Herzelia Biennial ARTTLV (2011), Boston University Gallery (2011), The Queens Museum (2010), Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (2009), The Jewish Museum NYC (2009), among others.

Ettun has been honored by several organizations including The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, MacDowell Fellowship, Abrons Art Center, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Production Fund, Socrates Sculpture Park, America Israel Cultural Foundation, The World Performance Project, Artis, Yale School of Art, RECESS, and Triangle Workshop Residency.

Selected publications include: The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Gallerist in The New York Observer, Artforum, TimeOut NYC, Art Radar Journal, and Artlog.


Sculptor and performance artist Tamar Ettun will participate in a two-part residency at The Watermill Center. For the first part, from January 5 through 19, she will focus on research and preparation. Ettun will then return in March with her Moving Company to develop a video and a performance piece titled A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly that deals with questions of movement and stillness.