Zizi Rincolisky

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Zizi Rincolisky

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Zizi Rincolisky was born and raised in Cologne Germany in 1956. She holds a Masters Degree in English Philology, History of Arts and Art Psychology as well as a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology. Zizi Rincolisky did several internships in contemporary art galleries in Cologne and New York from 1976 to 1980, for example at Galerie Heiner Friedrich where she was exposed to works of Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Richard Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Richard Serra... In 1977 she assisted in installing Walter de Maria's 'Earth Room' in Soho, New York. Thus already very early she became acquainted with the aesthetics of conceptual art of the 70ies.

Besides her work in the galleries she focused on 'art psychology' at the University of Cologne, taught by Professor Friedrich Heubach , who in 1992 became professor for psychology at the 'Kunstakademie Düsseldorf' in Germany. From 1968 to 1975 Heubach edited the journal 'Interfunktionen' in which contemporary artistes published their work.

In 1983 Zizi Rincolisky completed her Master degree in Philology, History of Arts and Art Psychology at University of Cologne. Besides her studies in the early eighties Zizi became actively involved in the developing punk scene of wild, expressive art which seemed to have been a reaction to the very reduced and systematic concept art of the seventies. She worked in bars and galleries, where and became acquainted with artists of the 80ies group (The Young Wild Ones). In 1985 she started her studies in Clinical Psychology in Marburg, Germany where she completed her Master of Science degree in 1989. In the same year she went to Asia and Australia on a ‘work-travel’ visa for almost one year and remained in Australia as a permanent resident for two years. There she worked as a clinical psychologist at the University Hospital of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry.

Zizi Rincolisky then returned to Europe in 1993 and worked in London as a clinical psychologist at one of the University Hospitals. There, besides her work she began a training-analysis by Jacques Lacan, the French philosopher and psychoanalyst. In 1996, after the birth of her second child, she moved to Cork in Ireland with her family where she had her third child in 1999. During this time she actively started to produce her own art, several installations, performances and short films that were exhibited in the Art Trail in Cork. In 2001 the family moved to Brussels in Belgium, where she worked with children from the European schools in creative domains, e.g .video and film, theatre and improvisation, sculpture and painting. During this time she produced 5 theatre plays and 6 films with children and adolescents, besides undergoing training in film editing for 2 years. In her personal artistic films (l'Amour Fou and the Extraterrestrial Hermaphrodite), children always play an essential part. Even in her latest film 'the Other woman', children participated in a family context.

Zizi Rincolisky's personal philosophy is to polarize aesthetics with psychopathology, to fluctuate between these two poles. These poles contain sexuality (adult and -childhood), religion, the formation of symptoms and disorders combined with images of the beauty of nature and visual art.

2019 - Videoart, Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Anderlecht
2014 - 2018 Formation pluridisciplinaire en sculpture, Académie des Arts, Brussels
1996- 2001 Psychoanalytic training (Jacques Lacan) with CFAR, Center for Freudian

Analysis and Research
1985- 1989 Master of Science, Psychology, University of Marburg, Germany
1976- 1982 Master of Arts, English Philology, University of Cologne, Germany

2013 Screenwriting workshop with Robert McGee, London
1977 Assistant in Dia Art Foundation, New York
1984 Assistant in Galerie Heiner Erhard for contemporary art, Frankfurt, Germany

2022 Academie Beeldende & Audiovisuele kunsten Anderlecht - annual final show of film - Film ‘Das Wort und das Ding
2021 Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair, ITS LIQUID, Barcelona, Spain
2020 ITS LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival Venice, Italy
2020 UILLINN Group show, West Cork Art Center, Skibbereen, Ireland
2019 Jabba’s Tweets, Franklin Project Space, Brussels, Belgium (SOLO)
2019 Open studio, Violeta Gonzalez studio, Buenos Aires (SOLO)
2019 Open studio, Pablo Insurralde studio, Buenos Aires (SOLO)
2018 Exposition de fin d’année, atelier Sculpture, Académie des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2018 Only in the Other I can recognize myself, TOAF Brooklyn, New York, USA (SOLO)
2018 TRUMPF, TOAF Bristol, UK (SOLO)
2017 Exposition de fin d’année, atelier Sculpture, Académie des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2016 Exposition de fin d’année, atelier Sculpture, Académie des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Exposition de fin d’année, atelier Sculpture, Académie des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Corps Morcelé, Studio Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Am I man or am I woman, West Cork Art Center, Skibbereen, Ireland
2001 Il n’y a pas de rapport sexuel, Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne, Germany
1999 Art Trail, Cork, Ireland

2017 Nora’s Daydream - Essaouira,
2013 L’Amour Fou , Hebbel Theater Berlin, Festival 100°, Germany
2011 Solitary Confinement, Hebbel Theater Berlin, Festival 100°,Germany
2009 das Ding, Atelier Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium
2008 La Mer-La Mère, Rosscarbery, West Cork, Ireland

2022 • Das Wort und das Ding
2019 Encounter with the Ephemeral - Shortfilm
2016 The other woman, Studio Brugmann Film, Brussels
2014 The Extraterrestrial Hermaphrodite, Studio Brugmann Film
2012 L’amour fou, Studio Brugmann Film
2010 Solitary Confinment, Studio Brugmann Film
The Irish Dream, Studio Brugmann Film

2023 International Motion Picture Awards 2023, Official Selection, "The Other Woman"
2018 South Film and Arts Academy Festival, Madrid, Award Winner,
International Independant Film Awards, California, Award Winner,
2017 Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Award Winner,
Follow Your Dreams Festival, Finalist,
2016 The IndieFEST Film Awards, California, Award Winner, 2016 Best Shorts Competition Award, San Diego, California,
Blow-UP International Arthouse FILM FEST, Chicago, Finalist,
Hong Kong Art House Film Festival, official selection,
Laiffa Awards, official selection, Los Angeles, California,
Trans(m)it Festival, Philadelphia,
Central Florida Film Festival, official selection,
Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Allemagne, open screening,
Fastnet Film Festival, Schull, Ireland, open screening

2019 R.A.R.O, Buenos Aires, Argentina