Kalliopi Lemos is a Greek-born, London-based sculptor, painter and installation artist. She studied painting and printing at Byam Shaw School of Art, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, where she also pursued post-graduate studies. She studied the art of Ikebana for 15 years. Over the past decade, her paintings, sculpture, and installations have explored the narrative of existential journeys, displacement and the politics of forced migration. During the last decade Lemos has exhibited extensively in various international venues.Read More
These previous works and the exhibition in Ioakamion School mainly reflect Kalliopi Lemos’s persistent interest in the dignity and fate of destitute and power-stricken multitudes, victims of immeasurable neo-capitalism and irresponsibility of political powers. This is correspondingly one of the most projected concerns of UN Commission. The crucial knowledge that indicates the reasons of social and political crisis in patriarchal and male-controlled societies has been implemented by UN Commission on the Status of Women since Mexico, 1975, Copenhagen, 1980, Nairobi, 1985, and Beijing, 1995, conferences. The critical areas of concern such as Women and Poverty, Violence against Women, Women and Armed Conflict, Human Rights of Women, Women and the Media, Women and the Environment, The Girl-child were identified in the Beijing Platform for Action and still prevailing in its most severe forms.
Kalliopi Lemos’s work decisively intends to open a visual sphere of knowledge, perception and awareness into this reality.
Text courtesy Gazelli Art House.
Seeds have been found to be a useful metaphor at many opportunities, despite their only two abilities being to scatter and grow. A key event in the history of seeds as metaphor is the inscription on the most famous of the medals minted to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada: “Jehovah blew with His wind and they were scattered.”...Read More Related Press In Balance: Kalliopi Lemos searches for equilibrium at Gazelli Art House 19 March 2016, Wallpaper
The work of the Greek-born, London-based artist Kalliopi Lemos has always erred on the polemic side. Her 2013 installation I am I, Between Worlds and Between Shadows, for instance, depicted half female, half animal steel sculptural beings, maimed and displayed in an abandoned lyceum to highlight human rights abuses the world over. Her latest...Read More Related Press Kalliopi Lemos: "I Am I, Between Worlds and Between Shadows" 9 December 2013, ArtReview
Timed to coincide with the Istanbul Biennial, Kalliopi Lemos’s offsite exhibition sounds, when described, like it shouldn’t work at all. Housed in a girls-only lyceum closed in 1988 due to Turkey’s declining Greek population and now preserved yet decaying, the show comprises three main elements. There are seven steel sculptural...Read More Related Press My space: Kalliopi Lemos, artist 24 October 2011, The Telegraph
When I was young, I lived in Japan, and the strange surroundings, the buildings and the gardens made a big impression on me. I studied Japanese flower arranging for years, and collected all sorts of books about the architecture. My studio, where I draw, sculpt and paint, is at the end of my garden in Hampstead. It was designed by the architect...Read More