Lilia Luganskaia (1990) Russian - Dutch multidisciplinary artist and author, based in Amsterdam.

Artist statement:
My practice is research-based, I decode abstract notions as love, tourism, bureaucracy, politics, feminism with the use of constructed images, sculptures, video, performance, and installations. I approach complex ideas with humor and an alternative perception. 
My practice departs from a background in documentary techniques, stemming from my first BFA in Photography and Documentary Filmmaking.  I focused on investigating reality, but also recognize the political dimension of this, especially through the development of concepts of “proof ” and “truth”. 

Contact:
mail@lilialuganskaia.com
+31626251693

Instagram:
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Education:
2011-2014 BFA, Photography, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2008-2011 BFA, Photography/Documentary filmmaking, St. Petersburg State University of Culture
2011 “Photography as a research” educational program, FotoDepartament, St. Petersburg, RU

Exhibitions: 
2021 'Prospects', Art Rotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam, NL 
2020 (s) 'Hortus',  The Atelier, Amsterdam 
2020 (s) 
'Investigation of Love", Singapore International Photofestival, Singapore  
2020 (s) Photo España, Alcobendas Art Center, Madrid, ES 
2019 PHOTO IS:RAEL, Tel-Aviv 
2019 (s) Investigation of Love, performative exhibition, private apartment, Amsterdam, NL 
2019 "Charles goes Unseen" slideshow during Photofestival Unseen, Amsterdam 

2019 The Best Photography Book Award, Photo Espana, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, ES
2019 Dutch Photo Book Prize, FotoFestival Naarden, Gele Loods 
2019 FOTO WIEN Photobook Exhibition, Vienna, AT
2019 “Book lovers” Camera Austria, Graz, AT
2018 “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden", Minimum, Palermo, IT

2018 Investigation of Love, Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam, NL 
2018 Book Grasp, Media Communications department of Webster University, Leiden, NL

2018 Finalists EMERGENTES 2018 - Photography Award Encontros da Imagem, Braga, PT
2018 Self Published Books 2018 Award - Encontros da Imagem, Braga, PT
2018 Photobook exhibition, Les Rencontres de la photographie,  Arles, FR
2018 A Future of Travel, Corridor Project space, Amsterdam, NL 
2018 "The Voyager's Record", :SKALA gallery, Poznan, PL
2018 (s) "Hortus", Twoffice gallery, Seoul, KR
2018 Istanbul Photobook Festival, Istanbul, TR

2018 MISS READ: Berlin Art Book Festival 2018, Berlin, DE
2018 "Investigation of Love", Foam Editions gallery, Amsterdam, NL 

2018 Photobookfest, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, RU

2017 Unsee Dummy Award,  Unseen Book Market, Amsterdam, NL 
2017 Ogreen Photography Exhibition, Festival Designkwartier, The Hague, NL
2014
Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2013 “Аврал/Overal”, Amsterdam, NL
2013 “Aврал/Overal”, Chetvert’,Saint-Petersburg, RU
2013 Playing with Reality, Vetterstraat 66, Amsterdam, NL
2013 “Untersicht” Gallery HFBK, Hamburg, DE
2013 “Cracking Cobra” The Cobra Museum Modern Art, Amstelveen, NL
2013 “Manifestation” De Slang, Amsterdam, NL
2012 “1-kilogram” performance at Holland Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Open Atelier Jordaan, Amsterdam, NL
2011 “Young Photography 2011 2/2. Current” Saint-Petersburg, RU

Collections: 
Rijksmuseum library, Amsterdam, NL
Museum Alcobendas, Madrid, ES,

Rencontres d’Arles library, Arles, FR
Museum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH,
Schilt Publishing & Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, ES
OstLicht. Gallery, Vienna, AT
FotoFestival Naarden, NL

Encontros da Imagem Fotofestival, Braga, PT
FUAM Photo Book Library Collection, Istanbul, TR
Private collections 

Talks and teaching: 
2021 Guest lecture, KABK, The Hague, NL
2021 Private lectures: conceptual art + concepts, Amsterdam, NL 
2020 Artist-talk, Singapore International Photofestival, Singapore  
2019 Guest lecture, KABK, The Hague, NL
2019 Artist-talk, Photobookzineprintpressfest, Saint-Petersburg, RU
2019 Artist-talk, The School of Photography "Docdocdoc", Saint-Petersburg, RU
2019 Artist-talk, Dutch Photo Book Prize, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, NL
2019 Artist-talk, FOTODOK Book Club, #17, Utrecht, NL
2018 Lecture - performance: 'Floriography' , The Perennial Institute, Berlin, DE

Books:
'Investigation of Love', 2018, Amsterdam
Screenings:
2020
 ‘You can only picture it with your eyes’, broadcasted on AT5 TV channel
Awards & Grants:
2021 Mondriaan Fonds, Project Grant
2019 PHOTO IS:RAEL Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography 2019, finalist 
2019 FOAM Talent 2019, shortlist 

2019 PHotoEspaña 2019 Discoveries Award, winner
2019 Dutch Photo Book Prize (Category: Text/Photobook), FotoFestival Naarden, winner
2019 The Best Photography Book of the Year Award, Photo España, shortlist
2019 FOTO WIEN Photobook Award, winner
2019 The Mondriaan Fund Werkbijdrage Jong Talent (The Stipendium for Emerging Artists)
2019  Zilveren Camera Storytelling prize 2018 - nominee
2018  The 10 Best Dutch photo books 2018 by De Volkskrant  
2018  EMERGENTES 2018 - International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem finalist 
2018  Self Published Books 2018 Award - Encontros da Imagem, finalist 

2017  Olympus Young Talent Award,   longlist  
2017  
Unseen Dummy Award 2017,  shortlist 
2017  Ogreen Photography Prize,  winner 

Special programs & Residencies: 
2019 FotoFest Meeting Place Paris during Paris Photo, FR
2019 Descubrimientos, portfolio review,  PhotoEspaña, Madrid, ES
2019 Budapest Portfolio Review, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, HU
2018 Encontros da Imagem, Portfolio review, Braga, PT 
2018 AntwerpPhoto, Portfolio Reviewing Days, the Loodswezen, Antwerpen, BE
2017 Cassis Artist Residency, Cassis, France 

2012-2013 Honoursprogram ‘Cracking Cobra’, a collaboration between the Gr. Rietveld Academie and the Cobra Museum, Amstelveen
2011 “Photographs, projects, books” workshop by Morten Andersen

Galleries, Selection of Bookshops: 
Foam Editions Gallery, Amsterdam 
Foam Photography Museum bookshop, Amsterdam, NL
Represented by Idea Books, Amsterdam, NL

ARTBOOK@MOMAPS1 /NEW YORK /USA; 
ASIA ONE PHOTO BOOK CENTER /HKG;  
POST POETICS /SEOUL /KOR;
ATHENAEUM / AMSTERDAM /NLD;
C/O BERLIN FOUNDATION / BERLIN /DEU; 
POST BOOKS/LIMART CO.LTD. /TOKYO /JPN; 
CRONOPIO /ANTWERPEN /BEL;  
PRINTED MATTER /NEW YORK /USA; 

Production and assistance:
2018 - 2020, curator & gallery manager at Schilt Publishing & Gallery 

2014 - 2020, assistant Mariken Wessels
2014 Curating, research, production “Aврал/Overal” (international exhibition/public program), a collab. Photography Dep. Gr. Rietveld Academy & Fotodepatament, Saint-Petersburg, RU
2013 Curating, research, production ‘Manifestation’ (exhibition/public program), Amsterdam, NL
2010-2011 assistant at Fotodepartament gallery, Saint-Petersburg, RU

Publications & Press:
Blink Magazine Nr 53, GUP MagazineSelf Publish, Be Happy UnseenMister Motley book tips 2018 , Camera Austria,
  L’Insensé Photo, Nr. 10Cracking CobraYoung PhotographyDe Volkskrant,  TrendTablet,  The Calvert Journal.
Commissions: 
AT5 TV channel, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Vandejong Creative Agency, University InHolland.