Lydia Venieri (born 1964) is an acclaimed Greek artist, and a descendant of the Greek branch of the House of Venier. Her works have been admired and appreciated by critics. Venieri was born in Athens, Greece. She studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. She has lived in Paris and is currently living in New York. Her web site dates from 1995, and showed some of the first Internet-based art. Venieri is well known for her evocative sculpture installations which bridge mythology with current events, and for her ability to combine humor with self-reflection on human conditions in our times, through her characters that are taken from mythology, history, fairy tales and daily life. In her stories dreams reinforce reality and reality reinforce dreams. The provocative visualizations of the universe of Venieri's work offer a Potnian statement about the world in flux in which we live. She has had many exhibitions around the world.
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