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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 on 1994.

 

   Education

 

2014 – 2017      

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Print & Time-Based Media – Wimbledon College of    Art, UK

UAL Wimbledon BA-Fine-Art-Print-Time-Based-Media

2014

 Photography workshop directed by worldwide known photographer Andres Petersen.

Anders_Petersen_Radical_Matter 

 

2013 

 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.

 

2012       

Filmaking 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.

 

2010 -2012

A 3 year photography seminar in Stereosis ,receiving certificate.

http://www.stereosiseminars.com

She attended two series of seminars with known Greek photographer Stratos Kalafatis on Studio Tessera (2012).

http://www.stratoskalafatis.com

 

 

Solo & Group Exhibitions

 

2017   

Solo Exhibition In Dublin, Irealnd  entitled “Anthropology” at Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery July 20 – August 19

My Profile On Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery Website

Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery Website

 

2013   

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.

 

2016   

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.

Environments-Fertile

Group exhibition with Atonal Photography Collective in Rome,Italy on Interzone Gallery curated by Michele Corleone.

Atonal Collective

http://www.blurb.com/b/7368393-a-t-o-n-a-l

Group Exhibition 30 Under 30 Women Photographers Of 2017 by Photo Boite at The Popping Club  in Rome,Italy 09/30/17

http://www.photoboite.com/2017/lily-zoumpouli/

http://artpil.com/lily-zoumpouli/

 

2015  

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.

Home-Exhibition in Delmar-Gallery

  Selected to Participate in Young Greek Photographers exhibition at the Benaki Museum as part of the Athens Photo Festival.

Athens PhotoFestival Exhibitions Lily-Vasiliki-Zoumpouli

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.

 

2014  

  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.

home-greek-photography-exhibition

Head On Exhibitions Entitled “HOME”

Home SlideShow

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The Greek Foundation /home-greek-photography-exhibition

 

2011    

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.

http://thessalonikibiennale.gr/index_en.html 

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

 

2016      

Shortlisted for Gomma Grant Award 2016  

http://www.gommagrant.com/previous-editions.php

http://www.gommagrant.com/

 

2015      

Offered a lifelong membership to exhibit her work on LensCulture professional worldwide photographer’s website.

LensCulturE Lily-Zoumpouli Profile&Projects

LensCulture. articles Lily-Zoumpouli-Discolouration

Articles Lens Culture-Editors-12-views-of-greece-today

 

Selected by Lens Culture Editors as one of the favourite conceptual and fine art photo series 2015.

LensCulture Editors-Favourite-Conceptual-And-Fine-Art-Photo-Series-From-2015

 

 

Publications

 

2017    

Photography work published in Dienacht Magazine issue #20.

 

Photography work  and interview published in BKN magazine issue 4 “Intimacy”.

BKN Magazine Online

Published In Maps Magazine Editorial on line #12

https://www.maps-magazine.com/editorials/

Article On British Photography Journal Announcing The Names Of Shortlisted for Gomma Award.

http://www.bjp-online.com/tag/lily-zoumpouli/

 

2016 

Photography book publication with Atonal photography Collective by Michele Corleone,

curator Interzone Gallery Rome,Italy .

http://www.blurb.com/b/7368393-a-t-o-n-a-l

Zine Publication Limited Edition created by the Art Space entitled “Void” in Athens,  Greece.-Sold Out at the opening night.

https://void.photo

Published photography work by a number of magazines.

Dreck Magazine

http://dreckmag.bigcartel.com/

Phroom Magazine

Phroom Magazine Lily-Zoumpouli

Tsunami Books

http://tsunamibooks.jimdo.com

 

2014-2015

Kioskderdemokratie Reflecting Light Discolouration-Lily-Zoumpouli-Greece

Kioskderdemokratie Discolouration-1-Lily-Zoumpouli-Greece

Kioskderdemokratie Discolouration-2-Lily-Zoumpouli-Greece

 

2013

Greka Mag Article – Lily Is Here

Lifo Mag Article – Lily Zoumpouli

 

Work Experience

 

2012  

 

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.

http://www.tisff.eu/1503/index.php/en/

 

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.