Digital representations of the body closely resemble the physical body. 

Lilia Ziamou shared insights from her art practice and discussed how digital representations of the body, and therefore digital identities, can be conceived and presented as a narrative. 

Lilia Ziamou is a multimedia artist who uses digital technologies to liberate the female body from conventional forms and meanings. She creates sculptures, public artworks, photographs, clothing and digital drawings that evoke fragmented bodies and challenge preconceptions. 

Ziamou’s source fragments come from art history and her body, from anatomical models, mannequins, and her earlier sculptures. She works with materials ranging from traditional stone like marble, alabaster, and limestone to textiles of her own design. She applies 3D modeling, digital fabrication and other digital techniques to distort and manipulate the original fragments, transforming them into new entities. 

Her recent work was presented in a one-person exhibition, “Body Politic,” at NYU Kimmel Galleries in 2019. Additional solo exhibitions include Elga Wimmer (NY), Tenri Gallery (NY), the John Jay College Gallery (NY), the Consulate General of Greece in New York, and Gallery 7 (Athens Greece). 

Ziamou was artist in residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in 2014. She holds a BS from Aristotle University (Greece), an MPS from Tisch/NYU and a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. She is a professor at the City University of New York. A native of Greece, she now lives and works in New York. 


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This event was produced for you by our super Team of VolunteersLots of shine to:  Cristina Brooks, Monika Raithel, Katie Yook

What did we learn?

  1. How do we create digital identities?
  2. What are the challenges that are inherent in the process of creating online identities?
  3. How can we express ourselves online to reveal aspects of our authentic self?

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