About



Dora Lionstone (*1986, Potsdam, DE) is a visual artist and photographer who graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and has previously worked as a Software Engineer in Germany with a Master’s Degree in Media Informatics. Her work has been exhibited at FOAM and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, among several other exhibitions across Europe. She received the Artist Start grant from the Mondriaan Fund for 2022 and is based in Amsterdam, NL.

Her work is driven by a fascination for ambiguity, logic and the surreal. She challenges the clear-cut perception of reality with multiple coexisting and often contradicting perspectives while searching for deeper layers beyond the surface. Influenced by her background in software engineering, Lionstone sees the image as a system that is waiting to be cracked, taken apart and reassembled differently. This continuous (re-)construction of reality is explored by the artist’s use of collages and other image transformations. Her process involves a combination of various techniques such as analog photography, digital manipulation and animation next to the creation of objects, drawings and text. By using multiple methods and points of view, she aims to extend the boundaries of the rigid binary world, merging fact and fiction, science and art.

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EXHIBITIONS


  • 2022 THE OTHER BOOK, The Hague, NL (upcoming)
  • 2022 IN-CORPUS PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Arles, FR
  • 2022 RESIDENCY PRESENTATION, Arteles Creative Center, FI
  • 2022 FEBRUARY ART MARKET, Vrij Paleis, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2016 BERLIN FOTO BIENNALE, Palazzo Italia, Berlin, DE

EDUCATION


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

AWARDS / GRANTS


  • 2022 Mondriaan Fund - Artist Start Grant
  • 2021 FRESH EYES European Talent
  • 2021 GUP New Photo Talent
  • 2016 JMC Award for Women Photographers, Category Winner
  • 2005 Heidi Kleber Award

RESIDENCIES


  • 2022 Arteles, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

BOOK FAIRS / SHOPS


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

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