Li-mi-yan Lilia

Born in the city of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Since1991 she has been living and working in Moscow.

The First education – choreography, ballet.

Entered the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia in 2010,

Field: Documentary Photography

Corporeity is in the center of the author’s creative process.


The author shows the human being “corporeity” from different perspectives; she experiments with image forms and textures without using graphic editors. In this topic, few series were created, different from each other, every series has a gender melody inside.


Affective side of corporeity sensibility appears in some works as heightened interest to its pathological aspects and mobilize us to legitimize art-expressions.

The author supposes that the human body, which inspires the worlds by means of corporeity of sexuality, is the source of any sense, the outside world is being gifted.


Her works were published by Dazed magazine, Vice, Numero Berlin, Der Greif, Sculptorvox and others.

Nominee of Moscow Art Prize, 2020, Finalist of Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2018, Finalist of Kandinsky Prize 2014 in the category “Project of the Year”.


Solo exhibitions (duo Li-Mi-Yan & Sadovsky)


2024 Munich New Wave Short Film Festival, Munich, Germany
2024 SHORT to the Point, Bucharest, Romania
2024 Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2024 Berlin Music Video Award, Berlin, Germany
2024 RE:SOURCE 2.0: NATURE, ARTNOW, Limassol, Cyprus
2024 Experimental Brazil, Campos Dos Goytacazes, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2024 CURRENTS 2024 Art & Technology Festival, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

2024 16th International Short Film Festival PSAROKOKALO, Greece

2024 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, James L. Knight Center, Miami, Florida, USA
2024 Tokyo International Short Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan

2024 Original magazine, London, UK
2023 Television. The Wrong Biennale 2o23/24
2023 AI/AI, Priestman Gallery, Sunderland, UK

2023 Algorithmic Random, IDKF, Stuttgart, Germany
2023 ECOSISTEM, International Performing Arts Festival, Bucharest, Romania
2022 “The Observer effect” , Art Center Kanaz, Yerevan, Armenia

2021 “Myths of the Anthropocene”, Futuro Gallery, Nizhny Novgorod

2019 “Rethinking”, Who I Am gallery, Moscow

2017 “Marmor”, marble quarry at Lake Baikal, Siberia

2017 “Plastic X-ray”, Olkhon Island, Siberia

2017 “Cesspit”, Olkhon Island, Siberia

2017 Photobookfest, The Lumiere Brothers gallery, Moscow

2017 “Someone wants to devour me”, Akopyan gallery, Moscow

2017 “Screaming machine”, Akopyan gallery, Moscow


Group exhibitions


2023 ReA! Art Fair 2023, Milan, Italy
2023 NOVA-Supercreativity: The New Aesthetics of a Technologically Modified World, Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2023 Wild Media: Wired Wilderness, International Digital Media and Arts Association, Chicago, IL, USA
2023 Vacations in the Subconscious, 100 Years - The Manifesto of Surrealism by André Breton, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, ALPHABET Art Centre @ The New Museum of Networked Art
2023 Chroma Art Film Festival, Rainbow Oasiiis, Miami, FL, The USA
2023 FILE 2023, the Fiesp Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil
2023 XXII International Image Festival, Bogota, Columbia
2023 VENICE EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO AND PERFORMING ART FESTIVAL 2023, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, Italy 


2023 “Fragile Energien” Urban space vidro walk, Weltkunstzimmer museum, Dusseldorf, Germany

2023 Arte Laguna Prize, North Arsenale, Venice, Italy
2023 “Psychotherapist for AI”, Third place, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2022 the 28th Slavonian Biennial, The Museum of Fine Arts, Osijek, Croatia
2022 Runt of the Litter, Hackney Wick, London, England
2022 “Performing time: In Vivo/Ex Situ/In Situ”, The 4th wall video art network, LA, USA
2022 “8vo festival video nodocaracas”, nodoCCS, Caracas, Venezuela
2022 “Paradoxes of evolution”, The State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia
2022 “18th ADAF Open Air Screenings”, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
2022 CYFEST-14 International Media Art Festival, CYLAND Media Art Lab, Yerevan, Armenia
2022 ICAD 12, Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design (ICAD), Jakarta, Indonesia
2022 S5, Video|sound|archive

2022 Timeline:BH7, Festival Internacional de videoarte e cinema experimental 2022, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2022 IV FIVA SPMAV, Festival Internacional Videoarte SPMAV, Musee se Arte Leopoldo Gotuzzo, Pelotas, Brazil
2022 5th PASA festival, Seoul, South Korea
2022 "INS NIRGENDWIE - DIGITALE UTOPIEN", WELTKUNSTZIMMER, The Art Center of the Hans Peter Zimmer Foundation, Dusseldorf, Germany
2022 “Declare/Decay”, XOR Space
2022 “18th ADAF Online”, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
2022 Simultan Festival 2022, Timisoara, Romania
2022 “Migratory anthropocene”, Improper Walls Gallery, , Vienna, Austria
2022 1.5 ° Celsius, MSU Museum, the Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
2022 Videopark festival 2022, gallery “Reflector”, Užice, Serbia
2022 “Now&After’22”, CCI Fabrika, Moscow

2022 #Post RE:SET@New Future, ON SCREEN Digital</Video Art International Streaming Festival
2022 “Clash2022”, Lacuna Festivals, Lanzarote, the Canary Islands
2022  “Woman&Woman” The 21st Pärnu Art Summer, Pärnu City Gallery, Pärnu, Estonia

2022 “Ideal Communities", Khodynka Gallery, Moscow

2022 “Futuretro” 18th Athens Digital Art Festival, Athens, Greece

2022 “ ESC — WAVE #2031”, VVOVVA

2022 “Transformation”, Group Global 3000, Berlin, Germany

2022 QRC.PRJCT film festival, Athens, Greece

2021 18th 404 International Festival of Art & Technology / Humachinity 2021, Argentina

2021 Cosmoscow Art Fair, Manezh, Moscow

2021 “Exh 06” Floorr Online Exhibition, UK

2020 – 2021 “RePlastic”, Electromuseum, Moscow – Fligel Center, Vladmir, Russia

2020 “Оpen Space” curatorial project at Armenia Art Fair, Yerevan, Armenia

2020 May Fair Art Weekend Showreel, London, UK

2020 Exhibition of nominees for the 1st Moscow Art Prize, Zaryadye, Moscow

2020 “Flowers for Doctors”, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

2019 “Pro & Contra”, Ground Khodynka gallery, Moscow; ARTPLAY SPb, St. Petersburg

2019 “Temporary Phenomenon”, 32 days gallery, Irkutsk

2019 “A drill”, “Winzavod.Open” program by Rodchenko Art School and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

2019 Pärnu XVIII-th Art Summer “woman&woman”, Pärnu, Estonia

2019 “Earth Mother: a sustainable art collective”, Envision Arts gallery, New York, USA

2019 “Future was yesterday”, Pärnu Fotofest, Estonia

2019 “Where is my plastic bag?”, XI International Biennale Fashion and Style in Photography, Manege central exhibition hall, Moscow

2018 “The Billboard Creative”, Los Angeles, USA

2018 Exhibition of Winners & Finalists of the 10th Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, Publika's White Box exhibition space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018 Riga Photomonth, 2018, Latvia

2017 Photobookfest, The Lumiere Brothers gallery, Moscow

2017 “Screaming machine” Photobook Phenomen, Barcelona, Spain

2016 "Merry Carousel. Digest N1" curated by A. Bartenev, ZDES na Taganke gallery, Moscow

2016 “About ShR. 10 Years of the Rodchenko School” additional program of the 5th Youth Biennale of Contemporary Art, MAMM, Moscow

2015 IX Moscow International Fashion and Style in Photography Biennale

2015 “Generation Next”, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

2015 “What to say when there is nothing to say” Udarnik, Moscow

2015 «Touching art», MMOM, Moscow

2014 VIII exhibition of the Kandinsky Prize nominees, Udarnik, Moscow

2014 «Lock out», Kiev, Ukraine

2014 Vienna photo book festival, Vienna, Austria
2013 “Why do we go to see exhibitions”, MAMM, Moscow

2013 “Video was deleted for nudity rules infringement or sexual scenes”, Loft Project Etagi, Saint-Petersburg

2013 “24 RU/NL. Sixty Seconds of Freedom to Reveal the Artist's Intent” Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

2013 STUDENT Art Prom, Artplay, Moscow



2022 The science and culture museum at Michigan State University grant, USA

2022 ReStore Digital art Awards, Moscow, Russia
2020 Nominee of 1st Moscow Art Prize, “Art and Architecture” category2019 International Photography Grant, USA – finalists in the Documentary category

2019 International Photography Grant, USA – finalists in the Documentary category

2018 FUAM Dummy Book Award, Istanbul, Turkey – shortlist

2018 Finalist of the 10th Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards for portrait photography, single image category 

2014 Finalist of Kandinsky Prize in the category “Project of the Year”.


“Post Marble”, circulation of 100 pcs., 2018

“Nausea” by Photobook Phenomen, Barcelona CCCB, 2017 



2019 - Der Greif Issue 12, Germany

2018 – Numero Berlin #5 “Rot”, 2018:

2018 – Sculptorvox, «The Dark Forest of Consciousness», London, UK:

2018 – Colta, «After marble», Moscow:

2016 – Dazed magazine, «Using the body as a tool against censorship», London

2016 – FK Mafazine “Masters and Servants”,

2015 – Broadly Vice, “Filthy Rich: Photos of Russia's Wealthy Elite and Their Hired Help”:


For the author the sexuality is an essential part of thinking and corporeal existence of a human being. Her works argue with the imposed social doctrine, “the beauty of perfect bodies”, and offer to feel corporeity of sexuality not only from the side of external observer, but also through the perspective of art-object feelings.


The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Museum of Moscow

Private collections

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