Lydia Venieri

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Lydia Venieri
Lydia Venieri, self portrait, Mykonos 2009.tif
Self portrait, Mykonos, 2009
Born 1964
Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek
Education 1984 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts
Known for Sculpture, Painting, Photography
Notable work(s) Dolphin Conspiracy, Tomorrow, See No Evil, War Games, Forever After, Hibernation, Planetic Exodus, Telluric Manifesto, Platonic Big Bang

Lydia Venieri (born 1964) is a Greek artist,[1][2] and a descendant of the Greek branch of the House of Venier.[3] Her works have been admired and appreciated by critics.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Back ground[edit]

Venieri was born in Athens, Greece. She studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. She has lived in Paris and is currently living in New York. Her web site dates from 1995, and showed some of the first Internet-based art.[4][5]

Career[edit]

As artist[edit]

Venieri is well known for her evocative sculpture installations which bridge mythology with current events, and for her ability to combine humor with self-reflection on human conditions in our times, through her characters that are taken from mythology, history, fairy tales and daily life. In her stories dreams reinforce reality and reality reinforce dreams.

The provocative visualizations of the universe of Venieri's work offer a Potnian statement about the world in flux in which we live.

She has had many exhibitions around the world.[6][7][8]

She has been noted as;

"Lydia Venieri erects entire mythologies and symbolic systems from the already phantasmagoric world of news media. Her stories are played out using dolls and childlike imagery to counter media dementia, in painting, drawing, photography, video and the internet. Theogony explicates Venieri's universe surveying two decades of work; work of one of the most celebrated and visionary Greek artists of our time."[1]

She currently shows with Stux Gallery in New York, Gallery Quang in Paris, Galleri S.E in Norway, Tokyo Terra in Japan and Gallery Isabel Aninat in Chile.

Works[edit]

Phallic Lotus, 2004
Madame Pompidou discussing with Lydia Venieri her sculpture installation, "La Femme Decoupee" during Carte Blanche at the Georges Pompidou Center, 1987

iPhone art[edit]

  • Moonlight, 2009

Animations and movies[edit]

  • The Dolphin Conspiracy, 2009
  • Tomorrow, 2006
  • Epilisy, 2005
  • Last Confilict, 2005
  • For Ever After, 2004
  • Sleeping Beauty Conscience, 2002
  • Martha, 1996
  • Egg, 1995

Books[edit]

  • Moonlight, Lydia Venieri, 2006[9]
  • Beyond Being, Lydia Venieri, 2000[10]
  • 60 Drawings for Healthy Perversions by Tzimy Panousi, 1995

Internet art[edit]

See No Evil, 911, 2008

Theatre[edit]

  • Set design for Sarah & Lorraine by Marc Israel-Le Pelletier, Sanford Meisner Theatre, New York.
  • Set design for Sarah & Lorraine by Marc Israel-Le Pelletier, Storefront Theatre, Chicago.
  • Set design for Hellenic Orchestra's tour of USSR, Soviet Union
  • Set design & costumes for The Lady from Ancona, Anatolia of my Soul: 75 years since the Asian Minor Catastrophy, Theatre of Northern * * Greece, Drama & Lykabetus Theatre Atheans, 1997
  • Set design for "Inventaires" de Philippe Minyana, directed by Elia Kountis, l'Institute Francais d'Athenes.
  • Set design for Daphnis & Cloe, Octana Theatrical Group, Apothiki, Athens
  • The lady form Ancona, Anatolia of my Soul: 75 years since the Asian Minor Catastrophy, Lykabetus Theatre, Athenia
  • The Five Seasons, Dance theater Octana 1995

Awards and commissions[edit]

Four meter tower built from iron for the Athens Olympics. here shown at Parthenis Darsilion, Athens, 2004
  • Medal for Sculpture, Académie française de Paris, 2004
  • Tower of Symbols, Open Air Sculpture, Central Athens, 2004
  • Wall of Symbols, Sculpture, Atelier Mallet Stevens, Paris
  • Lydia on Broadway, CD-ROM sponsored by Art Magazine and Hewlett Packard
  • "Infinity", Collaboration with artist Takis on the sculpture.
  • Commande en plein air d'une serie de sculpture Eros et Psyche, Fondation Alexandre Iolas, Athenes
  • Commande d'une serie de sculptures pour l'Incitation à la Creation, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles
  • Carte Blanche, a l'occation de l'anniversaire de 10 ans du Centre Georges Pompidou, Galeries Contemporaines, Paris
  • Commande en plein air d'une serie de sculputre Eros et Psyche, Fondation Alexandre Iolas, Athenes
  • Commande d'une serie de sculptures pour l'Incitation à la Creation, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles
  • Carte Blanche, a l'occation de l'anniversaire de 10 ans du Centre Georges Pompidou, Galeries Contemporaines, Paris

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lydia Venieri, Anastasia Aukeman & Michael Skafidas: Theogony". Art On Air.Org. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  2. ^ Bibliographie D'histoire de L'art By Institut de l'information scientifique et technique (France), Getty Art History Information Program, Comité français d'histoire de l'art, College Art Association of America, Art Libraries Society of North America Published by Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Institut de l'information scientifique et technique, 1995 Item notes: vol.5 no.4 1995
  3. ^ I Raggvagli Di Parnasso: Or Advertisements from Parnassus, in Two Centuries, with the Politick Touch Stone (1656)
  4. ^ "What's New: March 1995". IASFBO.Inaf.it. 1995-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  5. ^ By Aimé Césaire, Annick Thébia-Melsan, Gérard Lamoureux, Martinique Conseil régional, International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (Organization), Unesco Published by Maisonneuve & Larose, 2000 ISBN 2-7068-1423-3, ISBN 978-2-7068-1423-5
  6. ^ "Account Suspended". Industrynews.gr. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  7. ^ "The Last Conflict, Stux Gallery, New York". Stux Gallery.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  8. ^ "The Bathhouse of the Winds, Athens". Melt.gr. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Agra Editions". agra.gr. 
  10. ^ Published by Reprotime, 2000, ISBN 960864643X
  11. ^ "Fin". Venieri.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  12. ^ "Her Story". Venieri.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  13. ^ "Apology". Venieri.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  14. ^ "Temple". Venieri.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  15. ^ "Tarot". Venieri.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  16. ^ "Isis". Venieri.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Nadja Argyropoulou (Author), Anastasia Aukeman (Author): 'Lydia Venieri: Theogony. Charta 2011. ISBN 978-8-88158-792-6

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