Lilia Chak

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    Jerusalem, Israel

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    Lilia Chak is an Israeli artist (b. St. Petersburg, 1966). She graduated from the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, 1988, Russia (MFA). For her activities from 1985 to 1986, she was awarded the first prize for “The Best Research Work on Art” by the Russian Ministry of Culture.

    Since 1990, Lilia lives in Jerusalem. In 2009 Lilia Chak was nominated the Prix Tartuffe for the “Ferror” exhibition. In 2010, she was awarded the first prize at the art competition (from among 18,000 entries) organized by Cellcom Company, Israel.

    Since 2015, she works on Bio-art project “Bio-art: When a Tree Becomes an Artwork. Contemporary Practices” in frame of her PhD research in Sorbonne (under the direction of Prof. Olga Kisseleva). Lilia Chak introduced into the international lexicon a new term – Dendro-art as a new subdivision of Bio-art.

    Lilia participates in Sorbonne project EDEN. The EDEN project is aimed at creating a new Garden of Eden as the ultimate goal of introducing innovative technologies to art and using unorthodox thinking to solve ecological problems. She took part in Dendro-art exhibitions such as Ars Electronica (Linz), BOZAR (Brussels), Matsudo International Science Art Festival (Tokyo), Negev Museum of Art (Beer-Sheva).

    Lilia is a member of platform for support Elfriede Jelinek – writer, laureate Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004. Lilia is a member of the UNESCO Association of Artists, Tel Aviv branch.