Léllé Demertzi

12-Month Intern, International Program, The Museum of Modern Art (2019-2020)

Léllé Demertzi joined the International Program in September 2019. Léllé graduated from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens in 2017. She also studied acting at the Athens Conservatory Drama School. She completed the MA Raumstrategien (Spatial Strategies) at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee in 2019. She has presented her work (performance, video, photomontage) in solo and group exhibitions in Athens, Berlin, Zurich and Luzern, Salzburg, Accra, and New York. Her engagement in international art organisations and institutions, including the Athens Biennale, documenta14, the Berlin Biennale and currently the Museum of Modern Art in-forms her understanding of art production and representation, and encourages the development of institutional critique. Recurring matters in her artistic research are identity, the ‘self’ and ‘the other’, displacement and the need for belongingness, the in-between space, the pause, silence, memory, and the presence of the absence.