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Artist Statement & Bio Note
Capturing glances of the moments that passed us by, in times when we were
maybe too young to realise that they weren’t there to stay until eternity
would have torn us apart.
But still old enough to know they were worth noticing.
The need for a way of connecting through a medium with my own feelings and surroundings became the catalyst of this works existence.
Each photograph has a background story that carries on its shoulders the reason
for its own memory.
The distance that separates us from our subject is the one that needs to be walked, in order to find the reflection of our inner selves and others
combined into one image, forming a mixture of selves.
A connection being conceived within a captivating atmosphere that was inspired by the desire of transferring into another reality, forming a duality through the final outcome of the photograph.
The intense element of nude is depicting the return to an innocent comfort of being bare naked, but mostly of being pure towards yourself and towards the observer- displaying a self and its shadows.
Every so often there are staged moments representing a personal dive within every part that belongs to a past or a present, trying to be revealed through a newborn subject so to keep on recreating itself.
An autobiographical documentary combined with allegorical aspects give a sense of spontaneity along with the subconscious, and slowly take over during the process of discovering a world out and within our own individuality.
My Bio Note
Lily Zoumpouli was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on 1994.
2014 – 2017
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Print & Time-Based Media – Wimbledon College of Art, UK
Photography workshop directed by worldwide known photographer Andres Petersen.
Foundation Diploma in art&design, one year full-time Film&Video course University of the Arts London awarding body.
Photography workshop directed by the establish Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol.
Filmmaking foundation certificate from London Film Academy, London, UK. Received a certificate of attendance and subjects attended & a DVD with the short film that was made on the Foundation.
A 3 year photography seminar in Stereosis ,receiving certificate.
She attended two series of seminars with known Greek photographer Stratos Kalafatis on Studio Tessera (2012).
Solo & Group Exhibitions
Solo Exhibition In Dublin, Ireland entitled “Anthropology” at Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery July 20 – August 19
First solo exhibition at MIET’s library Thessaloniki ,Greece displaying the publication of her photography work published by Agra publisher. Presenting the published edition at “IANOS” bookstore & cultural space in Athens, followed by an exhibition of the work.
Group Exhibition taking place in London ,UK entitled “Showboat” organised by The Steamship Collective featuring work by artists based in and around London and India, ranging across all media.
Group exhibition entitled “Out Of My Mind” on Buster Mantis London,United Kingdom. Out Of Mind is an online collective looking toward helping those affected by mental health. Based in London, OOMM intends to support young people/students.
This event is to signify the official start of Out Of My Mind. Featuring talks and videos to give you an insight to what the collective is in aid of, e a free event with the ability to donate.
Group photography exhibition of three different photographers from Thessaloniki, Greece in Livadeia Photography Museum. 18-28 May 2018
Group exhibition of Greek and Turkish Photographers entitled “Environmental’ s Fertile” as part of the Balkan Photography Fest. The works were exhibited both in Greece and Turkey.
Group exhibition with Atonal Photography Collective in Rome,Italy on Interzone Gallery curated by Michele Corleone.
Group Exhibition 30 Under 30 Women Photographers Of 2017 by Photo Boite at The Popping Club in Rome,Italy 09/30/17
Group exhibition entitled “HOME”exhibited in Delmar Gallery in Australia.The exhibition was directed by Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol as part of his seminar in Greece on 2013.
Selected to Participate in Young Greek Photographers exhibition at the Benaki Museum as part of the Athens Photo Festival.
Group exhibition entitled “Personal Mythologies” directed by photographer Helio Leonas part of Cork Fest , along with important along photographers such asMichael Ackerman,Momo Okabe, Hideka Tonomura, Susu Laroche, Ilias Georgiadis, Magdalena Switek Rebbel.
Group exhibition entitled “HOME”exhibited in Casa Bianca exhibition space in Thessaloniki Greece (2014).The exhibition was directed by Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol as part of his seminar in Greece on 2013.
Greece- Participation on the 15th Biennale of Mediterranean Young Artists Thessaloniki/Rome. Entitled: ‘Symbiosis’ in the city of ThessalonikiSelected by Petros Nikoltsos, associate of Magnum Photos New York, to represent Thessaloniki at the parallel project of Biennale called ”Symbiosis”. Total participation was 400 artists from 30 countries, from ages 18 to 30.
Greece- Participation on the 15th Biennale of Mediterranean Young Artists from Europe.- Parallel Events . Entitled: Teenage Angst’
Selected by the founder of ”Dynamo” project- space, Apostolos Kalfopoulos, to take part in the parallel event of the 15th Biennale de la Mιditerranιe, Teenage Angst.
Photos and drawings of mine were included. The total participation was 50 participants chosen from all over Greece, from ages 15 to 18.
Awards & Nominations
My work entitled”Selinophilia” was a runner-up for the Fujifilm/Young Talent Award as part of the 2017 Emerging Photographer Fund.
Shortlisted for Gomma Grant Award 2016
Offered a lifelong membership to exhibit her work on LensCulture professional worldwide photographer’s website.
Selected by Lens Culture Editors as one of the favourite conceptual and fine art photo series 2015.
Photography work published in “Bad To The Bone” Mag under the title
“We Are All Different”
Photography work published “On The Edge Of Humanity” Magazine
Photography work published in Dienacht Magazine issue #20.
My work was featured as a cover of the magazine
Article on Burn Magazine about my work entitled “Selinophilia” was a runner-up for the Fujifilm/Young Talent Award as part of the 2017 Emerging Photographer Fund.
Photography work and interview published in BKN magazine issue 4 “Intimacy”.
An article about my work featured on C41 Magazine
Published In Maps Magazine Editorial on line #12
Article On British Photography Journal Announcing The Names Of Shortlisted for Gomma Award.
Photography book publication with Atonal photography Collective by Michele Corleone,
curator Interzone Gallery Rome,Italy .
Zine Publication Limited Edition created by the Art Space entitled “Void” in Athens, Greece.-Sold Out at the opening night.
Published photography work by a number of magazines.
Volunteer for LSFF in London ,United Kingdom.
Worked as a volunteer and unofficial photographer of the festivals events.
Worked as an intern for Video Shooting & Editing on Premier Mode
Entertainment Company London,United Kingdom.
Company director Dabs Udo.
Thess International Short Film Festival/TISFF, Thessaloniki, Greece
Volunteer and Assistant to the Festival Director, Yiannis Zachopoulos,
and part- time ticket sales assistant during screenings.
Volunteer photographer for the back stage and actors during the production
and filming of the Greek short film “ ça commence”, written and directed
by Dareos Khalili, which was produced during 2012-2013. My photographs
have been used for marketing and promotion.