Lia Nalbantidou

Born and based in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Studied Photography (BFA) at the Columbus College of Art & Design (Columbus – Ohio, USA).
An intern at the National Museum of American Art - Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.) and Leo Castelli Gallery, Baron/Boisanté Editions and Cheryl Pelavin Editions (NYC), 1991-92.
A Body Academy program graduate (International Women’s University // EXPO 2000), Hannover -Germany. Resident artist at USF Kulturhuset, Bergen – European Capital of Culture (2000) & Eagles Palace Residency Program (Photography Edition) – Halkidiki (2015).
Her photography project “The Secure, Private Domain of My Home (1996 2001) – Zero to Five”,  published by Cube Art Editions was sponsored by the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation – Athens (2002).
The first edition of her photography project “Urban Secret Garden”, was shortlisted for the 6th Int’l Fotobook Dummy Award – Kassel .
In 2016 the book “Urban Secret Garden – a trilogy book of photographs”, with new editing and book design, was selfpublished in Thessaloniki (a POD Edition of 444 copies).
Her books are represented in a number of Int’l Libraries. Her oeuvre has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. L.N. photographs are represented in private and public Art Collections [EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens), Thessaloniki Photography Museum and Architekturbild EV, Stuttgart < archbild/sixcms/detail.php?id= 1704>].
A practicing artist for over 25 years; she teaches photography since 1994 to young photographers of all ages. 

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