Elisabeth Subrin | the artist




The artist Elisabeth Subrin
Born 1965, Boston, USA.
Lives and works in New York.

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Elisabeth Subrin
In her complexly layered and deeply emotional work, Subrin mines the elusive intersections of history and female subjectivity in an effort to excavate and deconstruct both dominant and minor narratives. Investigating the residual impact of recent social movements, the nature of evidence, and the poetics of psychological “disorder,” Subrin’s projects rarely take the same form, working across narrative, documentary and conceptual art practices and production models. Her Compulsion to Repeat is organized around one of her primary preoccupations—the repetition and re-enactment of primal scenes from the past…

Elisabeth Subrin
Elisabeth Subrin is an artist and filmmaker who engages a wide range of genres, forms and contexts to create conceptually driven projects in film, video, photography and installation. Her work seeks intersections between history and subjectivity, investigating the nature and poetics of psychological “disorder,” the legacy of feminism, and the impact of recent social and political history on contemporary life and consciousness…

Elisabeth Subrin
Elisabeth Subrin’s short films have screened widely, including at The New York Film Festival, The Whitney Biennial, The Rotterdam and Vienna International Film Festivals, as well as museums, galleries and universities internationally. Her work has received awards from the LA Film Critics Association, the USA Film Festival, the Black Maria Film Festival, the New England Film Festival and many others, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Andrea Frank and Creative Capital Foundations…

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Her trilogy of experimental biographies have won numerous awards, including from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Black Maria Film Festival, USA Film Festival and the New England Film Festival…



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