Elisabeth von Samsonow


Elisabeth von Samsonow is a Vienna based artist and philosopher. She holds the chair of philosophy and art anthropology at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 1996. Her recent works comprise installations, videos and performances arranged around her sculptures, for example »Xylo Twittering« (Berlin, 2013), »The Nervous System of the Earth« (Vienna, 2014), Living Currency (Thessaloniki, 2014), »Horse’s Glory«(Vienna, 2015) and »DISLIKE MYSELF TERROR ACT/ WANT MYSELF BEAUTIFUL DESIRE SCULPT« (2016). The collective volume «Epidemic Subjects – Radical Ontologies« edited by her came out in spring 2017 (Diaphanes, Zurich-Berlin and Chicago University Press), further a book on Egon Schiele (Enzyklopädie des Wiener Wissens, Bibliothek der Provinz Press 2016). Her book »Anti Electra. Totemism and Schizogamy« (Zurich-Berlin 2007) has been translated into French (Metis Presses, Geneva, 2015) and is actually translated into English.