No man is an island

(english proverb)

“My work strives for liberation: to be anyone I want and in any situation I can imagine. If I feel the urge to shoot a western, I transform myself into all the actors and film it in my kitchen. If I need a friend, I carve one out of foam. In case I need a new face, I put on a mask. If I yearn to feel like the horizon, I lie down and pretend to be it, and if need be, I put on God’s slippers and play with the sun and moon.”

Lilli Hartmann

Born in Rosenheim Bavaria. Early experiences as a set designer and body painter. Studied Fine Arts in London, UK, with an emphasis on installation and performance art at Chelsea College of Art (BA Hons), the Royal College of Art (MA) and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Hartmann’s practice spans different fields of expression: visual arts, performance, directing as well as set and costume design. Her multi-media installations, drawings and short films have been shown internationally in group and solo exhibitions at the Murmansk Art Museum, the Castlefield Gallery Manchester, Flaggfabrikken Kunsthall Bergen, Beaconsfield London, CA2M Móstoles, Fabra I Coats Centre, Barcelona, Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton and the State Art Gallery, Hyderabad. Her videos have been selected for the following film festivals: London LLFG BFI Film Festival London, LLFF Film Festival in Canada and NIO Video Festival in Pereira, Colombia.

She has created set and costume designs for opera and theatre productions: The Fairy Queen, La Margarita, Fidelio, Le Cinesi, Julo Ascanio and Daphne & Apollo, for Styriarte (Steirische Festspiele), Così fan tutte, Art House Opera and Il Ciarlatano, Compania La Baldracca. Theatre and performance productions include: Inside-out Cave, Beaconsfield London and Galeria Moriarty, Madrid. The Last Assembly, RESAD Madrid, Momo and The Wizard of Oz at Conde Duque Madrid. After long periods of urban adventures in London, Berlin and Madrid the artist has moved back to the countryside, her hometown in southern Bavaria