Lilly Lulay was born in Frankfurt in 1985.
From 2005 – 2014 she studied at the University of Art and Design – Hfg Offenbach and the École des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France.
She lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.

Grants and Awards

  • 2017

    Olympus recommended scholarship, FFF Fotografie Forum Frankfurt / Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Foam Amsterdam

  • 2016

    IEPA residency, Hendaye, France

  • 2015

    Galeri/MIZ, residency, Istanbul

  • 2015

    catalogue grant, Kulturamt Frankfurt

  • 2014

    Prix Virginia shortlist

  • 2013

    scholarship Künstlerhilfe Frankfurt

  • 2012

    Deutsche Börse and HFG photo award

Solo shows

  • 2018

    Accept Terms and Conditions, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

  • 2016

    Delving into visual strata, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
    Upload Yourself, Warte für Kunst, Kassel, Germany
    Collect, Structure & Map, Basis project space, Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2014

    Indistance, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin

  • 2013

    Lichtbilder, Stiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany
    Morceaux Choisis, gallery Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, France

  • 2011

    Mindscapes, gallery Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, France

Group Shows

  • 2019

    FOAM Talents, Deutsche Börse, The Cube Frankfurt, Germany
    Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019, Ballarat, Australia
    FOAM Talents, Beaconsfield Gallery London, UK
    Alptraum, La estacion gallery, Chihuahua, Mexico
    FOAM Talents, Red Hook Labs New York, USA

  • 2018

    Out of Office. Büro-Kunst oder das Büro im Museum, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
    Fragments of Belief, Kuckei+ Kuckei, Berlin
    Olympus scholarship in collaboration with Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Fotografie Forum Hamburg / Foam Amsterdam, Akademie der Künste Hamburg, Germany
    Open House. Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Fellowship, Final Presentation, Alte Münze, Berlin, Germany
    Fuori Fuoco – The Summer Show 2018, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy

  • 2017

    Out of Office. Büro-Kunst, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
    Triple Chance, korrekt, Frankfurt
    La photographie contemporaine allemande, Goethe Institut Bordeaux
    Still Searching – Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens
    Rorschach – an Experiment, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
    Collage I – Methode, Fotogalerie, Wien
    basis.aperçu, Goethe-Institut, Paris

  • 2016

    A Matter of Memory, George Eastmann Museum, Rochester, NY
    IEPA#1, Basis, Frankfurt (with Béranger Laymond, duo), Germany
    Second Hands, gallery binôme, Paris, France
    Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
    Circulation(s), festival of young european photography, 104, Paris, France
    À Dessein, gallery binôme, Paris, France
    Alptraum, RAE space for contemporary art, Berlin

  • 2015

    Fotografia Contemporanea dall’Europa nord-occidentale, Fondazione Fotografia di Modena, Modena, Italy
    Interdisciplinary, Galeri/MIZ, Istanbul, Turkey
    Reframe Memory, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
    RAY 2015, OFFM public art panels, Frankfurt, Germany
    Alptraum (Nightmare),Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, Canada
    Amigdala, Tart gallery, Zürich, CH

  • 2014

    Nouvelles Aquisitions, Artothèque de Pessac, France
    FdJT, curated by Roos Gortzak, Offenbach, Germany
    Even my mom can make a book 4#, Project Room, Berlin
    Les dérivés de la photographie, Artothèque de Pessac/Frac Aquitaine, France

  • 2013

    House of Vetti, gallery Koenig and Clinton, New York City, NY
    All Hands Manöver, Kunstverein Speyer, Speyer, Germany
    Ausgezeichnet, Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Eschborn, Germany

  • 2012

    Cartes Postales d´Artistes, Goethe Institut Lyon, France
    Rethinking Reality, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
    Spieglein, Spieglein, collaboration HfG OF / Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
    ein Durchgang, RAY Fotografieprojekte Rhein Main, Frankfurt, Germany
    Traces to find-Things to explore, FAK, Münster (with Magalie Levebvre, duo), Germany
    Überqualifiziertes Material, Zeitraum Exit, Mannheim, Germany
    L’espace de l’autre, Centre d’art et photographie de Lectoure, France
    on-off-on, Naspa, Wiesbaden, Germany

  • 2011

    Nouvelles Aquisitions 2011, Arthothèque de Pessac, France
    Déballées, Gallery Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, France
    Cést le bon, 18:52, Offenbach, Germany

  • 2010

    Tête à Tête, HfG Satellit, Berlin
    COOP 1, ehemalige Diamentenbörse, Frankfurt, Germany
    Even my mom can make a book, Manzara Perspectives, Istanbul, Turkey
    Fresco Mundo, Forgotten Bar, Berlin

Public Collections

  • George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

    Fondazione Fotografia Modena, I
    Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt
    Art Collection DZ Privatbank, Nürnberg
    Sammlung SCHUFA, Wiesbaden
    Arthothèque de Pessac, F
    Arthothèque de Pau, F
    Arthothèque du Limousin, F