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Tamara Landau
psychoanalyst and sculptor

Tamara Landau is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, sculptor and writer, editor of psychoanalytical publications, founding member of the Paris-based Société de Psychanalyse Freudienne and founder of the research group MnemoArt (art, psychoanalysis and science).

Tamara Landau identifies with a laical Freudian psychoanalytical practice and conducts research seminars at the Parisian Société de Psychanalyse Freudienne. In recent years, she has developed a new approach to anorexia and bulimia based on her theory of the “enclave” and the prenatal origins of various symptoms. She is involved in a research project with the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the French Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) aimed at finding a bridge between psychoanalysis and the neurosciences.

In this site you will find a calendar of seminars, psychoanalytical conferences, exhibitions and events in Europe and around the world that see her involvement as participant or organizer in the context of the Parisian Société de Psychanalyse Freudienne and MnemoArt, as well as a bibliography of her publications and the introductions to and “making of” her books.

"L'impossible naissance ou l'enfant enclavé" 
éditions Imago, 2009  2eme édition revue et corrigée

(“The Impossible Birth or the Enclosed Child”,
2nd edition, revised and expanded)
  "Les funambules de l'oubli"
Origines de l'anorexie et de la boulimie édition Imago, 2012
(“The Tightrope Walkers of Oblivion. Prenatal Origins of Anorexia and Bulimia”)


Friday 7 April 2017
Tamara Landau was invited by Gabriela Renault, dean of the Psychology Faculty of Salvador University in Buenos Aires, and by professor Moty Benyacar, director of doctoral research of the psychoanalysis department, to hold a conference on “The Prenatal Origins of Several Mental Pathologies, Including Anorexia and Bulimia” Link.
Monday 3 April 2017
Tamara Landau was invited by Jaqui Zieler, founder of the Creavida Association of a Buenos Aires, to hold a conference on “How to Imagine a Blue House?”, i.e. how to conceive work on preventing psychic disorders in young children while preparing for delivery during pregnancy. Creavida Foundation, St Isidoro, Buenos Aires. Link.
Sunday 2 April 2017
Buenos Aires publisher Ricardo Vergara invited Tamara Landau to hold a talk on the concept of enclave, as the origin of several mental pathologies, Buenos Aires, Barrio de Colegiales. Link.
Saturday 25 February 2017
Tamara Landau has organised a study meeting at the Société de Psychanalyse Freudienne on the concept of enclave in psychoanalytic clinical practice. Several analysts, who took part in the Paris and Italy meetings will participate. With contributions from Pietro Andujar, Bice Benvenuto, Gianluca Caldana, Caroline Gillier, François Lamour,Touria Mignotte and the participation of Elsa Carvalho, Catherine Lemoine, Marie-Christine Moulier, Maryvonne Paul, Monique Zerbib. Link. Screening of a video by Tamara Landau.
Saturday 25 February 2017
vernissage of the personal exhibition by Jean-Pierre Landau « A psychoanalyst’s notebook » at the Société de Psychanalyse Freudienne, 23 rue Campagne-Première Paris 75014.
The exhibition begins on 25 February and closes on 5 March. The Finissage takes place on Sunday 5 March at 6 pm. Visits by appointment with Jean-Pierre Landau tel. 0651446138
Wednesday 30 November 2016
Tamara Landau’s article “The Prenatal Genesis of Anorexia and Bulimia” is featured in the Argentinian psychoanalytical journal Addenda, published by Ricardo Vergara in Buenos Aires. Link.
Saturday 22 October 2016
Luciana La Stella, president of O.P.I.F.E.R. (an organisation of Italian psychoanalysts) invites Tamara Landau to screen her videos during the conference « Word, Symbol and Narration between Psychoanalysis and Neurosciences » at the University of Pistoia. Link.
Saturday 15 October 2016
Laura Monachesi, president, and Roberta Filippi, artistic director of the International Centre Antinoo/ Marguerite Yourcenar invites Tamara Landau among the 33 artists who illustrated with original works the last book by Marguerite Yourcenar « The 33 Names of God ». On 15 October, for the 12th National Day of Contemporary Art, the Antinoo-Marguerite Yourcenar Art Centre presents the book at Spazio Daistudio in viale Trastevere 143, Rome. Link.
Thursday 9 June 2016
Tamara Landau’ books presented in Palermo by Alexandre Madonia, editor of the Journal Fort-Da and director of the Paul Lemoine Centre, Luciana La Stella, editor of the “Society and the Unconscious” collection of Aracne books, and Sandra Giordano. Link. Full programme of Una marina di libri.
Friday 7 May 2016
Tuesday 5 April 2016
Tamara Landau invites Marie-Claire Busnel, researcher at I.N.R.A. and U.F.R., Paris V University, to her research seminar to continue their mutual dialogue and present her latest findings on mother-foetus and mother-newborn communication. Link video
Tuesday 1 March 2016
At the Italian Central Archives of the State, Fortunato D'Amico and Massimo Domenicucci, curators of the exhibition “Kilometro Zero”, introduce the twenty artists present at the event with their works and Tamara and Jean-Pierre Landau introduce the MnemoArt group with videos by Tamara Landau, Catherine Fava-Dauvergne and Claude Yvans. Link
Monday 29 February 2016
Tamara Landau presents her book “The Tightrope Walkers of Oblivion” with a video-performance featuring Christine Dal Bon, Daniela Moccia, Marco Picistrelli and Luciana La Stella at DaiStudio in viale di Trastevere 143, Rome. Link
Saturday 27 February 2016
Christine Dal Bon and Alberto Zino invite Tamara Landau to discuss her work and her latest book “The Tightrope Walkers of Oblivion” at the Psychoanalytical association “Psicanalisi critica” in Florence, via Giordano Bruno 13. Link
Friday 26 February 2016
Luigi Burzotta invites Tamara Landau to give a clinical lesson on anorexia at the Laboratorio Freudiano in Rome. Link
Tuesday 23 February 2016
Tamara Landau takes part in the exhibition by Jean-Pierre Landau “A Psychoanalyst’s Notebook” at the DaiStudio in viale Trastevere 143, Rome, with a video and a music and poetry performance. Link
Wednesday 27 January 2016
Tamara Landau is invited to introduce her installation at the collective exhibition on Memory and the Infinite at the Utopia Art Gallery in Rome, as part of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day celebrations. Link.


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Foundation of MNEMOART

MNEMOART proposes to think of art and psychoanalysis, together with science and politics, as a form of poetic writing against oblivion.
MnemoArt is an experimental research group founded by Tamara and Jean-Pierre Landau, psychoanalysts and artists, with the participation of Alain Lazare, Axelle du Rouret, Bruno Contensou, Catherine Fava-Dauvergne, Chantal Riols, Harold Rive-Decaillot, Julia Desautel, Marc Bonnet and Paola Mieli. The group is involved in an original elaboration of the plastic representation of psychoanalytical concepts based on time, memory and traces. A new language linking psychoanalysis to art and science through exchanges, meetings and art events.
The group’s time of theoretical reflection is scanned by displays and ephemeral events (videos, exhibitions, performances). Special attention is given to the “après-coup” and the traces left by the ephemeral character of writing.
We feature a network of galleries and art centres that welcome MnemoArt artist in various countries, with the aim of continuing to examine, with the creation of poetic acts, the subversive position of the subject in science and society.