Lidia Rossner is a media artist and cultural agent exploring the narrative and conceptual potential of visual media. Her interdisciplinary practice is situated at the intersection of research and art. Lidia's art practice is based on ethnographically informed research of contemporary art, experimental modes of representation and converging zones between art and anthropology. She makes films on art as mediation and articulation of research.
Lidia is a lecturer at Freie University in Berlin, Germany in the Master’s program in Visual and Media Anthropology. In this academic context, Lidia has developed and led inter-institutional projects between the university, the Ethnological Museum, the Museum of Asian Art, and the Berlin Biennale in Berlin, Germany. Her academic focus is on exhibition as a medium and visual culture as manifestation of social processes. Taking large-scale art exhibitions as case studies, Lidia explores methodology and representations that address the interdisciplinary, temporal and experimental nature of art biennials and their impact on culture and society.
Lidia holds a Master's degree in Visual and Media Anthropology, with honors, from Freie University Berlin and a B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences with emphasis in Graphic Design, with distinction in Art, from San Diego State University. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Lidia lived in San Diego, California for 19 years, followed by 6 years in Berlin, Germany. Since August 2015, Lidia is based in San Diego with frequent visits to Berlin. Prior to her immersion in art, anthropology and teaching, Lidia worked in the the fields of graphic design, photography, video production, and project development.
Information on conferences, screenings and research is listed in ANTHROPOLOGY
Samples of visual work can be seen in PORTFOLIO