Liliane Lijn

1939

Born in New York City

1958

Studied Archeology at the Sorbonne and Art History at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris

1961–63

Artist in residence at a plastics factory, experimenting with fire and acids. Worked with light, poetry, movement and liquids; numerous international exhibitions established her as a leading kinetic artist

1966

Moved to London

1988

Bought a ruined farmhouse in the Niccone valley of Umbria which she and her partner Stephen Weiss restored

Lives and works in London and Umbria

1983-90

Member of the Council of Management of the Byam Shaw

1997

LFVPA (London Film) Production Award

1999

Performing Arts Residency

2005

Arts Council England International Fellowship in partnership with NASA and Leonardo Network : Artist in Residence at the Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

2005

Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters from University of Warwick

ACE International Artist Fellowship, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with NASA and the Leonardo Network.

2005-09

Developed in collaboration with astronomer John Vallerga Solar Hills, a large scale solar installation in the landscape. Worked with NASA chemist to develop installations using aerogel.

2009

Narec Artist in Residence, in partnership with NaREC, AV Festival and Inspire Northumberland.

2010

Artist in Residence, Culture Lab, University of Newcastle.

2011

Digital Futures: Keynote speech for Netaudio Festival, the Roundhouse, London.

2012

Solar Beacon, Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco.

2012-15

Artist in Residence, High-North, Tromso, Norway.