February 11–June 15, 2010
Linda Ellia is a Paris-based artist working in photography and painting. Born in Tunisia to a Sephardic Jewish family, Linda Ellia moved to Paris with her family at age eight to escape the increasingly violent antisemitism of 1960s Tunisia. In Paris, Ellia studied at the Beaux-Arts de Glaciere, as well as the Ateliers d'Arts Decoratifs. Always a painter, Ellia strayed from her usual medium to pursue her Notre Combat project in 2005. Two years later, the project culminated with the publication of the book by the same name and an exhibition of the original pages at Theatre Forum Meyrin in Switzerland. In 2008, she created a sculpture for the Place St. Germain and participated in the Paris-wide, all-night event Nuits Blanches with a public artwork for the Paris Metro. Currently, Ellia is working on a second book with Seuil Editions on her art entitled Hors Classe, forthcoming January 2010.
Our Struggle: Responding to Mein Kampf has been organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum with the generous support of the Jewish Community Federation Holocaust Memorial Education Fund, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.