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Sigrid Hackenberg y Almansa presents “Dreaming Language, the Unknown”


Sigrid Hackenberg y Almansa (b. 1960, Barcelona, Spain) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and philosopher based in New York.  Her new media works have been exhibited internationally, and her writing, influenced by both Continental philosophy and feminism, addresses questions of language and the feminine, the act of reading and writing, and “ethics as first philosophy.”  She is the author of a study on G. W. F. Hegel and Emmanuel Levinas, Total History, Anti-History, and the Face That Is Other (Atropos Press), and co-editor, with Lenart Škof, of Bodily Proximity (Ljubljana: Nova revija).  Her critical essays have appeared in Breathing with Luce Irigaray, edited by L. Škof & E. Holmes (Bloomsbury Press), and in a special issue on Julia Kristeva in the Cincinnati Romance Review 35, among other publications.  Her artwork has been featured at the Museo Laboratorio Di Arte Contemporanea, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza; Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paolo; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Aperto '93, and XLV Venice Biennale.  Hackenberg y Almansa grew up in Spain, Germany, Japan, Canada, and the United States.  She was awarded a B.A. from San Francisco State University, an M.A. from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School (EGS), Switzerland.  She has taught Media Art, Installation, and Performative Practices at New York University (NYU) and Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, and Aesthetics at the European Graduate School (EGS).  She has been a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Critical Theory and Creative Research Program (CT+CR), Portland, OR.  Currently, she is a Dissertation and Independent Study Director at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA), Portland, Maine.