Αimilia Liontou (b. 1991, Athens) lives and works between Athens and Linz. She graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts and holds a Master’s Degree in Time-based Media from The University of Arts and Design Linz, where she studied under a Lillian Voudouris Foundation scholarship. She also attended classes at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow (Intermedia Bachelor of Fine Arts) and the Weissensee Academy of Art in Berlin (MA in Spatial Strategies) as part of the Erasmus exchange programme. She was a member of the project space Circuits and Currents (2014-2016), while she participated in the artist research programs Survival Kit and InSitu. She has been selected to take part in the Local Artist Residency programme of the cultural organisation Atelierhaus Salzamt (Linz, 2020-22). In her works, she examines the ways through which certain conditions can change the perception of space and the potential impact on a person’s life and his/her personality. Her work is characterised by interdisciplinary practice, research and use of different materials and mediums, depending on the thematic. At the same time, she avoids the classical ‘studio practice’ and prefers to develop smaller or larger in situ ‘situations’, which are placed on the liminal space between art and reality and frequently make use of humor. Her work has been presented in Greece and abroad.
The Wanderers Above the Sea of Fog, 2019
Traveller 2.0 (Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Venice), 2019