Zizi Rincolisky

Zizi Rincolisky

Brussels, Ixelles, Belgium

About Zizi Rincolisky

Zizi Rincolisky primarily writes texts about her experiences in different continents, countries and cultures. But writing alone is not enough for her. She searches for a visual image that approaches her idea about how these words containing meaning can be transformed into the thing, the object of art. The latter could be an installation, a painting, a photograph or text combined with drawings. But even this is not enough, Zizi wants encore, which she transforms into en corps in her performances and her films by using her body as a third element in the composition of text – object and body. Her work is inspired by the theory and practice of the philosopher and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, who differs from the other analysts by his new definition of ‘feminine enjoyment’, beyond Freud for whom ‘anatomy is destiny.’

On the level of ’being’, a woman looks for ‘more’ (encore), beyond the limit of the phallus, what Lacan calls ‘surplus jouissance.’ This encore or surplus jouissance passes through each of the artist work like a leitmotiv.


Académie des Arts de la Ville de Bruxelles, Installation and Sculpture, 2015-2020
Academie Anderlecht , Video Art, 2019- ongoing
1989 Masters of Science, Psychology, University of Marburg, Germany
1983 Masters of Arts, English Philology, Art Psychology, History of Arts University of Cologne, Germany

1977 Assistant in Dia Art Foundation, New York
1984 Assistant in Galerie Heiner Erhard for contemporary art, Frankfurt, Germany
2012 - 2019 Direktor ' Galerie Stephanie Jaax Bruxelles


2013 Pikachu and 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

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

2016 Best Shorts Competition Award, San Diego, California
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


2020 Its Liquid Group, Borders Art Fair, Palazzo Albrizzi , Venice, Italy
2020 Ullinin, West Cork art Center, Ireland
2018 Only in the Other I can recognize myself, TOAF Brooklyn, New York, USA
2018 TRUMPF, TOAF Bristol, UK
2013 Corps Morcelé (The body in pieces), group show,” Studio Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Am I man or am I woman, group show, West Cork Art Center; Skibbereen, Ireland
2001 Il n’y a pas de rapport sexuel, group show Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne, Germany