Sylvie Glissant is a painter and a clinical psychoanalyst who practices in Paris, and is the Director of the Institut du Tout-monde since its foundation by Édouard Glissant in 2006. With him, she organized the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe (created in 1990), numerous international colloquia, and sustained the Édouard Glissant Prize, created in 2002 by the University Paris VIII, and the Maison de l'Amérique Latine. She co-authored La terre magnétique: les errances de Rapa Nui, l'île de Pâques (with Édouard Glissant) (Seuil, 2007). She exposes her work under the name of Sylvie Séma. She received her degrees in Psychology, Medicine, and Psychoanalysis from the University of Paris VII and her diploma in Integrative Psychosomatics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI.