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Olia Lialina on Network Portraits




Live online interview conducted by Emanuela Mazzonis di Pralafera.

Olia Lialina (b. 1971, Moscow) is among the best-known participants in the scene of the 1990s – an early-days, network-based art pioneer. Her early work had a great impact on recognising the Internet as a medium for artistic expression and storytelling. This century, her continuous and close attention to Internet architecture, ‘net.language’ and Web vernacular – in both artistic and publishing projects – has made her an important voice in contemporary art and new media theory.

Olia Lialina, "Self Portrait", 2018. From the series "Network Portraits". Network installation.
© Courtesy the artist and Roehrs & Boetsch Gallery, Zürich