(b. Sevilla, Spain)
Lives and works in Vancouver, BC
Lydia Cecilia was born in Sevilla, Spain and currently lives in Vancouver, the city Lydia believes has allowed her to find herself as an artist. Having had a previous career in Physics, Lydia is a self-taught artist whose path led her from the study of Plasma Physics to a unique artistic expression through collage. Her attraction to collage comes from its infinite possibilities; the freedom that comes from deconstructing and recreating images in her own way has allowed Lydia to explore new worlds and realities through disorder and even chance.
Lydia sees her artistic process as a way to search and create her own identity, finding through collage the opportunity to express her ideas on contemporary issues including gender, identity and sexuality. Attempting to break social hierarchies and limitations found in mainstream images, Lydia reconstructs fragments of an endless source of imagery to express the complexity of all identities. As a visual artist, Lydia believes in the power of images to build and transform our society. Her work aims to transcend ideas of gender roles, masculinity and femininity to represent a more inclusive world.
Lydia Cecilia CV
TAS: Art To The People / The Art Shop/ Vancouver, BC/ Group Show
One curated by PXP Contemporary / Online exhibition, USA / group show
De figues i flors/ Barcelona, Spain / group show
A collage for her, curated by Mujeres que cortan y pegan / Online exhibition, Madrid, Spain / group show
Discord & Dissidence / The Art of Anxiety, Vancouver, Canada / group show
Art on Paper / New York City, NY. USA / group show
Art Market / San Francisco, USA / group show
Paste Up! / International Collage Festival, City of Mexico, Mexico / group show
Art Vancouver: A piece selected for the Contest 'Uniting Nations Through Art'
Paris Contemporary Art Show by Young International Art Fair / Paris, France / group show
RAW Event: REFLECT / Vancouver, Canada
Art in the Gardens / North Vancouver
Uncovered Art Festival / Vancouver, Canada
PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA
In the red zone / Defaced Fanzine Issue No 3 / May 2020
Hyde / Artit Magazine. Issue No. 7 / Summer 2019.
Futile / Oltre Collage Magazine Issue No. 3 / Abril 2019.
Disappearing / Ctrlv Journal Issue No. 2 / Winter 2019.
When she began being herself / Artit Magazine Issue No. 4 / Autumn 2018.