Lili Heller

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1981 in France, Lili Heller is a professional Visual Artist based in Richmond Road Studios, Dublin.

Since five years she has been involved as a Mediator and Organiser in an annual international artists exchange project of Block T. She is the Co-founder of LINK Culturefest and she is the Education Officer of BLOCK T and runs Skillsets, the creative Education Department.

She obtained her Visual Arts Masters in 2004 in the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France. In 2005, she then received a Masters of Theoretical Art Studies from the Université de Provence, France.

Since 2002 she has had many solo exhibitions in France and Germany and has participated in numerous group shows in France, Canada, Slovenia, Ireland and China. Her artistic work is in numerous public and private collections in France, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, Canada, Brazil, China, and Thailand.

Lili Heller’s artworks are hard to categorize. They are neither figurative nor abstract; they sit in a rare place between imagination and reality, between spontaneity and control; she creates connections, tensions, fusions and resistance between man-made and natural elements. Her drawings and paintings become places of confrontations, meetings and associations.

 

WEBSITE

www.liliheller.com

About BLOCK T

BLOCK T is an award-winning not-for-profit creative organization based in Smithfield, Dublin 7. Our primary purpose is to serve as a catalyst for fine artists, creative individuals and organizations, working to foster, showcase and exchange Talent locally, nationally and internationally. All income generated through BLOCK T’s activities are reinvested back into the organization to contribute towards the costs of over 90 professionally managed artistic studios, discounted support services to members, and our free artistic and cultural member and public programming.

We are working to create a sustainable model for artistic studios which is not overly reliant on state funding, due to the pressure on all such funding in the current climate.

However we feel that state support for the professionally managed creative spaces is vital, and we will always be strong advocates for this. We also feel that creative organizations should take an active role in understanding and working out new organizational structures for sustainability, and that state policies should facilitate the emergence of dynamic organizational models. State funding sources currently make up c.3% of BLOCK T’s annual turnover.
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