Artist and Poet
Liliane Lijn was born in New York and now lives and works in London. Lijn studied Archeology and Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris, where her interest in science and her friendships with Greek sculptor Takis and Beat poets William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Nazli Nour inspired her early works with light and text. Internationally exhibited, her works are held in numerous collections, including Tate London, the British Museum, V&A and FNAC in Paris. Lijn’s practice has explored the relation between light and matter from as early as 1962. During her ACE/NASA funded Space Sciences Laboratory residency in 2005, Lijn began working with Aerogel, a material developed by NASA scientists to collect interstellar dust. She is internationally recognised for pioneering the interaction of art, science, eastern philosophy and female mythology.