Dora Lionstone is a visual artist and photographer who is driven by a fascination for ambiguities. She challenges the clear-cut perception of reality by combining different perspectives, materials, and ideas. With her work, she creates alternate realities as an invitation to dream and wonder, merging fact and fiction, science and imagination.

Her work has been exhibited at FOAM and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, among several other exhibitions across Europe, and she has been selected as GUP New Talent 2021 and FRESH EYES European Talent 2021.

She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography. She has previously worked as a Software Engineer in Germany and holds a Master’s Degree in Media Informatics. She is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. | @doralionstoned



  • 2016-2020 BA Photography, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2008-2011 MSc Media Informatics, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • 2005-2008 BSc Media Informatics, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany


  • 2021 FRESH EYES European Talent
  • 2021 GUP New Photo Talent
  • 2016 JMC Award for Women Photographers, Category Winner
  • 2005 Heidi Kleber Award


  • CHARTA Photobook Festival, FOAM Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Polycopies, Libros Mutantes, Unseen Photo Fair