Lilia Ziamou is intrigued by the possibilities and impossibilities that emerge when existing boundaries are challenged. The confines of the physical body are at the core of her art practice and she has been exploring physical and digital transformations and manipulations. Her work addresses themes of identity, self-expression, beauty, and decay.
Her creative process parallels the concept behind her work by combining physical and digital forms and processes. In her three-dimensional work, she combines digital fabrication and smart materials with traditional art-making processes. To create her digital compositions, she physically and digitally manipulates photographs of her sculptures.
Lilia Ziamou’s solo exhibitions include The Consulate General of Greece in New York, New York, NY (2017 and 2010); Gallery 7, Athens, Greece (2016); Elga Wimmer, New York, NY (2013); Tenri Gallery, New York, NY (2011); 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. Born in Greece, raised in Paris, Thessaloniki, and Zurich she now lives and works in New York.
Upcoming solo show: Kimmel Galleries | Windows, NYU, New York, NY, September 10 - November 9, 2019.