Artist, Sculptor
Lives in NYC since 1980

Russian born Julia Nitsberg holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design and for the last two decades has created multi-media sculptural installations, assemblages and wall drawings exploring a range of political and socio-cultural issues. Via irony, speculation and criticism she scavenges ideas from language and art history and juxtaposes different realms, which allows multiple layers of interpretation.

Solo Exhibitions:

2010     The Flock, installment of outdoor mural at Delta Contemporary Art Center, Den Haag, NL

2009     The Eighth Day, Messineo Projects and Wyman Contemporary, NYC

2008      Rock-ko-ko, Mimi Fertz gallery, NYC

2004     East of Eden, pro.found space, NYC

2003     On the Walls, pro.found space, NYC

2002     POST FACTUM, Russian-American Cultural Center, NYC
              URBI ET ORBI, Messineo-Wyman Projects, NYC

2001      Landscape in the Interior, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, S.I. NY

1995      Transparent Confinements, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, S.I. NY

1991      Installations, Pleiades Gallery, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013      The End of Light, The Blavatnik Family Foundation, NYC, NY

2012      Donner du Temps au Temps, L’espace d’Animation des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France

2011      Un hommage à Chagall, Galerie Saphir, Paris, France

2010      Monolithos, interactive installation at Delta Contemporary Art Center, Den Haag, NL
              TheWork, interactive public workshop at DeltAteliers, Den Haag, NL
              Works on Paper, at Messineo Art Project & Wyman Contemporary, NYC, NY

2008      Jerusalem Celestial, Jerusalem Terrestrial, at Pavillon Carre de Boudouin, Paris, Ella Gallery,
                Jerusalem, Galerie Saphir, Dinard, France, Galleria la Rinascente, Padua
2007       Jerusalem Celestial, Jerusalem Terrestrial, at FYR Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
                Objects, Dixon Place, NYC, performance-collaboration with choreographer Lisa Para

2005       Silver, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, NYC

2003       Before and After, Russian American Cultural Center, NYC

2002       Monument, pro.found space,NYC

2001       The Past is Still Here, Newhouse Center

1996       Tabula Rasa, installation for Frying N. Pate, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art,

1995        Choices, Pleiades Gallery, NYC

1993        Lucky Numbers, for New Work at Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC

1992        Nine Across, Pleiades Gallery, NYC

1991        Eat Me! - Gourmet Art Exhibit, Outer Space, NYC
                 Gallery as Church, Leger de Main Gallery, NYC
                 The Group, Pyramid Gallery, NYC

1990        The New Romanticism, Pleiades Gallery, NYC
                 Appearance/Disappearance, Leger De Main Gallery, NYC
                 Pro-Found, Outer Space Gallery, NYC

Artistic Collaborations:

2012        “I Take Good Care of My Corpse”, set design for Terra Incognita Theatre, NYC

2008        Rock-ko-ko, creative cooperation with painter Vladimir Titov at Mimi Ferzt, NYC

2007        Objects, sculptural set for choreographer Lisa Parra for Dixon Place & San Francisco Dance
                 Laocoon, performance with a dancer Amir Raisi at Profound space, NYC

2006        Bench, installation with media artist Alexandra Dementieva and two dancers, NJ

1998        Room With a View, with photographer Bill Higgins at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, NYC

1991        Eat Me! Gourmet: The Great Wall of China, with sculptor Abram Nitsberg, Outer Space gallery, NYC

1986        Petrushka, puppetry set produced for actress Ella Opalnaja, Germany


1982-86    Parsons School of Design, NYC (BFA sculpture and design)
New York University, NYC (psychology of art and art history)
1977-79    Moscow Theater Art School
, (AA set design) Moscow, U.S.S.R.



2010          Scupture and Mixed Media residency, School of Visual Arts, NYC

          Print residency, School of Visual Arts, NYC

2008          Visual Art Grant Award, European Association of Jewish Culture
                   Fiscal Sponsorship, Fractured Atlas
                   Public Art residency, School of Visual Arts, NYC
                   Creative residency Foundazione il Fiore, Firenze, Italy

2007          Sculpture residency, School of Visual Arts, NYC
                   Creative residency Foundazione il Fiore, Firenze, Italy


Private collections in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Israel and USA
Segreteria Rabbinica Firenze, Italy
Foundazione il Fiore, Firenze, Italy
Istituto d’Arte Selvatico, Padua, Italy
Comunita Ebraica Di Firenze, Italy

Selected Press And Publications:

2012      Le Figaro: Le temps questionne a Paris, review by Alice Bosio

2008      Le Monde Des Religions: Jerusalem Celeste, Jerusalem Terrestre, editorial
               Ha’aretz, Art section: Kotel from the Supermarket, art review

2007      Catalog for traveling exhibition: Jerusalem Celestial, Jerusalem Terrestrial
               Arts Gazette International, Jerusalem: vision d’une esthetique eternelle, Francine Mureau
               L’arche, Jerusalem Celeste, Jerusalem terrestre, Faina Perez, review

2005      Staten Island Advance, Silver, art review by Michael Fressola

2001      Parmalat sponsored promotional calendar: The Artists Within

1997      Staten Island Advance, “In Situ”, art review by Michael Fressola

1996      Catalog for the exhibition: In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the ‘90s

1995      Staten Island Advance, Nitsberg’s Structures in Artist Access Gallery, art review by M. Fressola

1992      Staten Island Advance, Variety is still the key to the success, art review

1991      New York Newsday, Changing Faces of the Times, art review

1986      Parsons School of Design, Promotional Catalog