Lydia Dambassina was born in 1951 in Thessaloniki. At the age of 15 she moved to Paris to finish school. She studied Psychopathology and Pedagogy and at the School of Fine Arts of Grenoble. Since 1976, Lydia Dambassina has been working with different mediums such as painting, photography, installations and video projections. In 2004, Lydia Dambassina started working on a series of staged photographs in which the image co-exists with texts -mainly excerpts- from the greek and french daily newspapers. Her last work named Party’s over- Starts over is regarding the subject of debt. Amplifying news fragments into weighty ontological or existential gestures seems an efficient way to deal with all this tragic absurdity. Lydia Dambassina has participated in group exhibitions, having exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki), the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki), the Benaki Museum (Athens), the Hôpitaux Universitaires (Geneva), the Eglise de Saint-Eustache- Nuit Blanche (Paris), the Kunsthalle Athena (Athens), the Center of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki), the Alex Mylona Museum (Athens) and the Mykonos Biennale 2013.