Liana Bortolozzo aka Laliana

Medium: Performance, video, painting
Website: https://laliana.art


Liana Bortolozzo aka Laliana was born in Venice, Italy. She lives and works in London and has exhibited extensively in UK and abroad. Laliana studied at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts in Italy graduating with a Bachelor Degree in painting and visual arts and at the Chelsea College of Arts in London obtaining an Master in Fine Arts.


Laliana's work encompasses performance, painting, drawing, video and installations. Her art embraces traditional crafts such as needlework and china-painting but also live site responsive performance. She often works in collaboration with other artists including dancers and music composers.

Though the sense of the absurd and quirky humour, Laliana talks about herself and about her relationship with the surrounding world, trying to give a personal answer and interpretation to the daily dilemmas and paradoxes, and mixing her imagination with the reality. She explores and investigates social issues and personal attitudes with a wry and challenging point of view. Laliana is deeply engaged with the problem of the negative and distorted representation of women in our society.

Projects and Exhibitions

Appelle's Twist
Appelle's Twist
  • 2019 Ending Gender Based Violence,The Brewer’s Bar, London
  • 2019 The London Ultra, Bargehouse, London
  • 2019 Axis Mundi, St Catherine’s Church Neasden, London
  • 2019 Reinventing Beauty, Space 36, London
  • 2019 Miniscule, Venice Art Biennale, Italy
  • 2018 Friends of Interpretable Spaces, St Augustine Tower, London
  • 2018 The Truth Detectives, Space 36, London
  • 2017 The Republic of Brexitopia, Espacio Gallery, London
  • 2017 Waiting to Exhale, Space 36, London
  • 2016 Uninvited, Various public spaces, London
  • 2015 DisRuptive, Iklectik, London
  • 2015 W3 Gallery, London
  • 2015 Anti Gallery Gallery Show, Espacio Gallery, London
  • 2014 Forbidden, The Daniel Libeskind Space, London
  • 2014 Office Sessions III, Anchorage House, London
  • 2014 The Disorder of Things, The Artworks, London
  • 2014 Urban Life, The Daniel Libeskind Space, London
  • 2013 Process in Exile, Made in Art London, London
  • 2013 Final Show, Chelsea College of Fine Art, London
  • 2013 Camberwell MA Salon, Unthank Artspace, Norwich
  • 2013 The Last Rasp, Our House Gallery, London
  • 2013 Perfect Patio, Space Station 65, London
  • 2012 CG05, Cookhouse Gallery, London
  • 2012 Bend Over Shirley, Beaconsfield Arts, London
  • 2012 A Machine for Living In, Hannah Barry, London
  • 2012 Daily/Weekly, Project Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2010 Photo&Graphie, Solo Exhibition, Welcome Bar, Venice, Italy
  • 2009 Eating Portraits, Academy of Fine Art, Venice, Italy
  • 2009 No Frame – Deadly Sins, Venice, Italy
  • 2008 Short film contest Lago Film Fest, Treviso, Italy
  • 2008 Short film contest Francesco Pasinetti, Venice, Italy
  • 2008 Short film contest Mestre Film Fest, Mestre, Italy
  • 2007 Cogito Ergo Sum, Venice, Italy
  • 2006 Frequentazioni Visive 2, Venice, Italy
  • 2005 Frequentazioni Visive, Venice, Italy