Lydia participated as a Curatorial Fellow for AVR5 (March 2022). Click here to see Lydia’s program.
Curatorial projects include art exhibitions, walking events, community-based urban festivals, and multidisciplinary pedagogical exchanges addressing ecological and social sustainability. Commissioned by Fulbright Foundation, NEON, CEC Artslink, Open Society Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Emre Senan Foundation and the US Embassy in Georgia, she has organized projects within Bienalʼ21 Fotografia Do Porto featuring Alfredo Jaar and Susan Meiselas, (Porto, 2021); Benaki Museum’s Patrick Leigh Fermor House (Kardamyli, 2021); ArtMill Center (Czech Republic, 2018/19); Artisterium International (Tbilisi, 2017, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008); Batumi Backyards Project (Batumi, 2013, 2012); Dietski Dom Orphanage and Tengri Umai Gallery, (Akkol /Almaty, 2015/16); Proteus Gowanus (Brooklyn, 2014); Souzy Tros Art Canteen (Athens, Greece, 2013); Kuad Gallery (Istanbul, 2012); Benaki Museum Pireos Annex (Athens, 2011); Byzantine Museum (Athens, 2008); and Art Caucasus International (Tbilisi, 2007, 2005).
At Parsons, she has regularly taught graduate/undergraduate seminars on “Walking as a Research Practice” as well as “Socially-Engaged Art.” Her participatory walking projects have been featured in “Walking Practices/Walking Arts/ Walking Bodies” (2019, 2021, 2023 Prespa, Greece); Ca Foscari University’s Porto Maghera Project (Venice, Italy, 2017), Colorado College’s Design Week (Colorado Springs, 2017), NeMe Arts Centre (Limossol, Cyprus, 2017), as well as in Milena Principle’s “Made of Walking Festival” (2016, Delphi, Greece).