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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.
She started taking photography seminars with the photographic team Stereosis and got her Certificate in 2012 at the age of 18(2010-12).
Greece- Participation on the 15th Biennale of Mediterranean Young Artists Thessaloniki/Rome. Entitled: ‘Symbiosis’ in the city of Thessaloniki
Selected 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.
She attended two series of seminars with known Greek photographer Stratos Kalafatis
on Studio Tessera (2012).
In 2013 she had her first solo exhibition at MIET’s library displaying the first edition of her work that got published by Agra publisher. Presenting the published edition at “IANOS” bookstore & cultural space in Athens, followed by an exhibition of the work.
On 2013 she attended a photography workshop in Laflkos,Greece, directed by estanblish photographer Jacob Aue Sobol followed by a group exhibition entitled “HOME”exhibited in Casa Bianca exhibition space in Thessaloniki Greece (2014), and Delmar Gallery in Australia( 2015).
On 2014 she attended a photography workshop in London, organizer Gomma photography studios,directed by worldwide known photographer Anders Petersen .
Her work has been published in a variety of cultural and art magazines and websites such as “Greka”,”Lifo”,”The Kiosk Of Democracy” ,”Proom””Pinterest” ,Tsunamy books Paris, Dreck Magazine-Lust-Issue(Limited Editions) etc.
She has attended the photography workshop “El Observatorio”directed by Camilla de Maffei, Gonza Lo Pez, in Arles Photo Festival 2015.
She has taken part in many group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad.
She took part in the Young Greek Photographers exhibition at The Benaki Museum as part of the Athens Photo Festival 2015.
She exhibited her work in Cork Fest along with photographers Michael Ackerman, Momo Okabe, Hideka Tonomura, Susu Laroche, Ilias Georgiadis, Magdalena Switek Rebbel 2015.
In 2015 she was offered a lifelong membership to exhibit her work on LensCulture professional worldwide photographer’s website.
In 2016 her photographic project entitled ”Discoloration” was selected as one of the ten favourite projects for 2015 by the editors of LensCulture “Favourite Conceptual and Fine Art Photo Series from 2015”
Selection by the Editors of LensCulture.
On February 2016 her work was exhibited as part of the group exhibition of Greek and Turkish Photographers entitled “Environmental’ s Fertile” as part of the Balkan Photography Fest. Her work was exhibited both in Greece and Turkey.
In 2016 became a member of the photography collective entitle “Atonal”.
Today she is finishing her BA degree in Fine Art, Print & Time Based Media Course at the University of The Arts London (UAL) Wimbledon College.
Exhibition with Atonal Photography Collective in Rome,Italy on Interzone Gallery curated by Michele Corleone 06.10.2016 | 29.10.2016
Limited Edition of Zine publication created by the Art Space entitled “Void” in Athens, Greece on 14 of October 2016.—Sold Out
Selected To Be Presented At “Photo Boite |30 Under 30 Women Photographers Of 2017
Followed by a photography exhibition of all the women photographers selected works
on September 30 2017 on The Popping Club in Rome,Italy.
Her work Profile on Artpil.com
ShortListed For Gomma Grant Award 2016
Article On British Photography Journal Announcing
The Names Of Shortlisted for Gomma Award
Her Work Published In Maps Magazine
Editorial on line #12 / May 2017
Solo Exhibition In Dublin, Irealnd
at Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery
2017 July 20 – August 19