Lilly Lulay



Born 1985 in Frankfurt, Lilly Lulay studied photography, sculpture and media sociology in Germany and France. Her works examine photography as a cultural tool that forms an integral part of daily life. Perfectly aware of todays overproduction of images Lilly Lulay uses own and other peoples photographs as “raw material”. Applying a variety of techniques, that range from laser cutting to embroidery, from installation to collage Lilly Lulay turns photographs into palpable objects. With her work she investigates on the influence that photographic media have (had) on social behavior and mechanisms of individual and collective perception. Since 2017 she investigates on the smartphone as a photographic tool which has significantly changed the functions and appearances of photography. In her mixed media projects she explores the social, technical and economical structures linked to smartphone photography. For her works the artist won several prizes and scholarships.




*1985, Frankfurt, Germany. Lilly Lulay lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany and Brussels, Belgium.


2020Guest student at HfG Karlsruhe, Germany. Department of artificial intelligence and media philosophy
2014Diploma with juries mention
, University of Art and Design HfG Offenbach, Germany
2008-2009École des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Exhibitions at Galerie Klüser and Klüser 2


Selected (solo and group) exhibitions

2021ARTIFACTS FROM TE AGE OF ACCELERATION, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany, Solo show
DIGITAL PANOPTICON, Art au Centre, Liège, Belgium, Solo show
2020DISTORTED VIEW, Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Solo show
VARIANTES ASIMÉTRICAS, Fundación Mapfre, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Group show
2019FFOAM TALENTS at Foam, Amsterdam, Red Hook Labs, New York, Beaconsfield, London, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Frankfurt, Group show
BALLART INTERNATIONAL PHOTO BIENNALE 2019, Ballarat, Australia, Group show
2018OLYMPUS RECOMMENDED SCHOLARSHIP in collaboration with Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Foam Amsterdam, Three group shows
ACCEPT TERMS AND CONDITIONS, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany, Solo show
VIDEOFORMES 2018, Maison de la Culture, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Group show
2017LA PHOTOGRAPHIE CONTEMPORAINE ALLEMANDE, Goethe Institut Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, Group show
STILL SEARCHING – Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athen, Greece, Group show
2016A MATTER OF MEMORY, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY, USA, Group show
CIRCULATION(S), festival of young European photography, Paris, France, Group show
2015FOTOGRAFIA CONTEMPORANEA DALL’EUROPA NORDOCCIDENTALE, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy, Group show
REFRAME MEMORY, Benaki Museum, Athen, Greece, Group show
2013ALL HANDS MANÖVER, Kunstverein Speyer, Speyer, Germany, Group show
AUSGEZEICHNET, Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Eschborn, Germany, Group show
2012CARTES POSTALES D’ARTISTES, Goethe Institut Lyon, Lyon, France, Group show
SPIEGELEIN, SPIEGELEIN, collaboration HfG OF / Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany, Group show
L’ESPACE DE L’AUTRE, Centre d’art et photographie de Lectoure, France, Group show


George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY, USA
Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modana, Italy
Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt, Germany
Art Collection DZ Privatbank, Nürnberg, Germany
DZ Bank Kunststiftung, Frankfurt, Germany
Sammlung Schufa, Wiesbaden, Germany
Artothèque de Pessac, France
Artothèque de Pau, France
Artothèque de Limousin, France
Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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