Lydia Andrioti


Lydia Andrioti (b.1982, Athens) attended the visual arts programme of École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris (ENSBA) in 2006 with an Erasmus scholarship and in 2009 she graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA). In 2012, she received an MFA in New Media from Pratt Institute (NY, USA). During her stay in the United States, she participated in group shows and got involved with the production of settings, costumes and new media installations for theatrical plays, performances and installations. She has worked for the restoration of the magnetic and TV installations of Nam June Paik for the collections of Guggenheim, MoMΑ, Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan and Chase Bank. She has worked, among others, with two funding members of Judson Memorial Church (2013-2015), Phyllis Yampolsky on the research and the archival of her activist work regarding McCarren Park Pool for Lincoln Library and the Preservation Community of the city of New York, and Elaine Summers for her Kinetic Awareness and Skytime projects. Andrioti has participated in exhibitions in New York, Vienna, Paris, Ireland and Greece, such as [un]known destinations chapter III: reconnection —a second chance, Kypseli, Athens, 2019; +9, Athens, 2019; Des Knaben Wundernhorn (solo show), Sechsschimmel galerie, Vienna, Austria, 2019; The birds and the lightworkers backstage are working together (solo show), Gazi hall spaces, Athens, 2017; The fantastic journeys of energy, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, 2016; Antidote, Mykonos annex of the Athens School of Fine Arts, Mykonos Biennale, 2015; In Praise of chance and failure, Family Business, New York, USA, 2013; Crisis and Paganism, Mykonos Biennale, 2013; Intimate Space, Olympic Village, Vienna, Austria, 2011; Culture Industry, Folklore and Clichés, Vox, Athens, 2008; Gemine Muse, Crawford Μunicipal Museum, Cork, Ireland, 2005. Andrioti’s work explores representations of emotional places by unfolding visual vocabularies. She uses media incorporated within installations including actions, re-enactments, video projections, sound, drawings, collages, photographs, sculptures, ready-mades, and she often utilises the site-specific character of the presented pieces. Since 2009 she has been involved in curatorial projects. She lives and works in Greece.

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