Lily Hibberd

Artist & Writer


Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working on frontiers of time, memory and the cosmos. Her practice combines performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art. Developed in collaboration with artists, scientists and historians, the resulting works have been presented in 65 major or international exhibitions, events and festivals since 1999.

The planet Venus has been the focus of the past two years of creative research through painting and archival investigation. From 2024 to 2025, Lily will undertake an artist residency with the Science Museum in London, as part of a project assisted by Creative Australia. Titled “Venus: new perspectives towards 2031”, the project will collaborate with our twin planet using reflexive approaches to better know this overlooked living place.

Lily is founding editor of the art writing publication unMagazine, co-founder of Parragirls Memory Project, and a frequent author and co-author of books, essays and journal articles. She is also a researcher at Université Paris Cité and EPFL Laboratory for Experimental Museology, and lecturer at The New School Parsons Paris.


Current Projects

Venus: new perspectives towards 2031

During 2024, this work will expand through an artist residency with the Science Museum in London, as part of a two-year project titled “Venus: new perspectives towards 2031”, to establish an open relationship with Venus through reflexive and collaborative work and engage creative and scientific communities in reimagining our relationship with this overlooked living body.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principle arts investment and advisory body.

Current & recent events

Venus Chalk Drawings is a participatory performance led by Lily Hibberd commissioned for The Great Exhibition Road Festival 2024 in collaboration with artists Imogen Harrison, Tereza Janáková and the public.

Venusian Rover is now on tour with the major exhibition “Cosmos Archaeology” currently showing at the Shanghai Astronomy Museum until 17 September 2024.

The Venus project features in the book "Space Feminisms: People, Planets, Power", edited by Marie-Pier Boucher, Claire Webb, Annick Bureaud, and Nahum.



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