Lydia Dambassina, born in Thessaloniki, lives and works in Paris, Athens and Kea island. Education: Fine Arts School and Psychopathology studies (Grenoble); She works with different mediums in painting, sculpture, video, staged photography, installations and artist editions. Lydia Dambassina has been involved for many years in combining humanist values, the fight against economical inequalities and the preservation of nature. Her work has been featured at Biennales including the 1st Biennale of Thessaloniki, the 2nd Biennale of Athens, the Biennials of Marrakech, Istanbul and Athens in Palermo, MuseoRiso and Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Catania, the Biennale4, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Yeni Cami, parallel program of Thessaloniki 6th Biennale.
Selection of solo and group shows include: Nuit Blanche at the church of Saint Eustache, Paris, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Museum Alex Mylonas, Athens, Municipal Pinacothèque, Athens, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, State Museum of Contemporary Art – Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, Museum Manege, Saint Petersbourg, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Municipal Gallery of Mythimna, Lesvos, Museum Katsigra, Larissa, a touring exhibition, Katsigra’s Museum and Fine Arts School, Athens, Museum of the Winds, Athens, Gounaropoulos Museum, Athens.
Her work has been shown in galleries including: Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Zita-Mi Gallery, Thessaloniki, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Kuad gallery, Istanbul, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Murat Centoventidue Arte Contemporanea, Bari.