BIO

ABOUT

Lily Hassioti is a new media artist that works along a variety of materials and processes, creating installations and interactive projects that engage audience in experiences. She is based in Athens, working in Athens Open Studio, a space for creativity and education that she co-founded with Ileana Arnaoutou in 2018. She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the University of Dundee, DJCAD.

Through site-specific works, sound installations, interactive sculptures and ephemeral happenings, I explore interconnectedness within biological, technological, and plant networks. Using a diverse approach and a number of different media, I blend personal stories with fictional and historical ones, to think about the ways we experience and relate to our surroundings. These inquisitions manifest in a spatial, material and performative way, as instances for a sensorial and phenomenological understanding of being part of a dynamic eco-system and an “Internet of Things”.

AWARDS

ARTWORKS 2020 -2021
Stavros Niarchos Fellowship Award
RSA:NC 2017

Selected artist for RSA New Contemporaries

Exhibition ( 18 Feb - 15 March )

RSA John Kinross Award- 2016

Scholarship to Florence

DJCAD Undergraduate Prize - 2015

Awarded the Armistead Bursary for excellent performance

PUBLIC WORKS

2018

Courtyard, For Kinono Art Gathering, Volax, Tinos island , GR

The Garden of Evolution, Athens International Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens, GR

 

2016

The Garden of Evolution, Dundee Botanic Gardens, Dundee, UK

EXHIBITIONS

2020
Serving off Matter, (Exhibition behind closed doors), Athens Open Studio, Athens, GR
Back to Athens 7: μetaΑθήνα / pόστΑθενς, (New ritual society), Eolou st. 48-50, Athens, GR
2019

Athens Digital Arts Festival 15 years, FOKAS, Athens, GR

EXPOSITION 1 , Athens Open Studio, Athens, GR

COAST, An Talla Solais, Ullapool, UK 

Urban Ecologies Flow, Phoenix Gallery, Athens, GR

2018

Scroll (with Ileana Arnaoutou) , Themistoklis Papaioannou Gallery, Athens, GR

 

2017

Athens Digital Arts Festival, Instituto Cervantes, Athens, GR   

CAVE After Plato (with Lucy Wayman) , Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, UK
RSA: New Contemporaries 2017, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK


2016

Graduates Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design,Dundee, UK
Paradigm Electronic Arts, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK

PROJECTile, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK
 

2015
In Transit, Matthew gallery, DJCAD, Dundee, UK
 
2014

Make:Shift:Do Dundee, Matthew Building foyer, DJCAD, Dundee, UK
Aurora, GSA Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Constructed Materiality, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK

PROJECT COORDINATION

Serving off Matter, 2020
(Exhibition behind closed doors), Athens Open Studio, Athens, GR
EXPOSITION 1, 2019
Athens Open Studio, Athens, GR
CAVE After Plato, 2017 (with Lucy Wayman),
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, UK
 
PROJECTile, 2016
Cooper Gallery, Dundee

MEDIA

Documentation video for the 15th Athens Digital Arts Festival
18 June 2019
 
Interview for project 210 by Multilab Productions

20 June 2017, project210.gr (online)

"Degree Show review: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee"

28 May 2016, The Scotsman (online)

"DJCAD Degree Show 2016: Fine Art (Sculpture, Matthew Building)"

21 May 2016, Dundee University Review of the Arts (online)

"Ones to watch at this year’s Art School degree shows"

20 May 2016, The LIST (online)

"Heartfelt remembrances at Dundee's art college"

28 May 2016, The Herald Scotland (online & print)

"Garden will be alive with the sound of music"

27 April 2016, Evening Telegraph (print)

"Botanic Garden: Art installation gets interactive"

26 April 2016, The Courier (print)

"The Garden of Evolution" part of IGNITE Dundee Festival

25 April 2016, Ignite Festival (online)

"The Garden of Evolution - an exhibition by Lily Hassioti"

5 April 2016, University of Dundee (online)

"The Garden of Evolution by Lily Hassioti"

4 April 2016, Creative Dundee (online)