Lilia Ziamou is intrigued by what it means to be human in a world where technology blurs our perceptions of “reality,” In her work, she transforms and recreates body fragments by successive digital and physical processes. This reconfiguration of body fragments challenges a single reality -one thing becomes something else- and invites viewers to explore new meanings.
Her creative process parallels the concept behind her work by combining physical and digital forms and processes. In her three-dimensional works, she combines digital fabrication and smart materials with traditional art-making processes such as stone carving, modeling in clay and casting in plaster. To create her digital compositions, she physically and digitally manipulates photographs of her sculptures.
Lilia Ziamou’s solo exhibitions include NYU Kimmel Windows Gallery (2019), The Consulate General of Greece in New York, New York, NY (2017); Gallery 7, Athens, Greece (2016); Elga Wimmer, New York, NY (2013); Tenri Gallery, New York, NY (2011); The Consulate General of Greece in New York, New York, NY (2010); The John Jay College Art Gallery, New York, NY (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Shiva Gallery, New York, NY; Paris Koh Fine Arts, New York, NY; Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York, NY; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; BHQFU Gallery, New York, NY; Four Walls Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.
In 2014, Lilia Ziamou was an artist in residence at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY. Her work has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and 3D Systems. She often speaks about her creative process and how emerging technologies have influenced her practice. Recent talks and conversation venues include Columbia University, Rochester Institute of Technology, SculptureCenter NewArtNetwork Salon, Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece), and Aristotle University-School of Architecture (Greece).
She is a graduate of ITP / Tisch School of the Arts / NYU (2013). Born in Greece, raised in Paris, Thessaloniki, and Zurich she now lives and works in New York.
NOW: NYU Kimmel Windows Gallery, at the corner of LaGuardia Pl and West 3rd, New York, NY, September 23 - November 10, 2019.