lili Spain is an artist living and working in London. Starting from a sculptural sensibility her artwork encompasses a diverse range of media, including installation, film and performance. She uses found objects and text to develop imagined, mythical histories that are obsessively reworked to form hybrid art pieces, using elements of ritual, repetition and exploration of 'self'. The resulting works are often both unsettling and absurd.

She draws reference from mythology, personal history and psychoanalysis.

After studying fine art at Central St. Martins School of Art, lili explored the realms of avant garde theatre. She previously co-directed The Red Velvet Curtain Cult, a series of performative events at a range of prestigious venues including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery and De La Warr Pavilion. She regularly performs with the Parlour Collective and is a member of S.A.G (Single Activity Group).

In 2013 she created a series of performances marking the centenary of the publication of Sigmund Freud's 'Totem and Taboo' (2013), in the UK and Egypt. The first of which took place on 17 January at The London Art Fair, as part of LUPA Colony. She also curated the 'Totemic Festival' - 3 days of performance, screenings and lectures inspired by the text, which took place at the Freud Museum London. 5-7 July 2013.


'Poisonous Fruit (a Desire Consumed)' Performative installation, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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