Lilophilia (Liliana Adaluz Romero Segura) is a graduate BA in Visual Arts; Graphic Design, of Pontificia Universidad Xaveriana at Bogota/Colombia. She is currently finishing her Masters in Printmaking at the Camberwell University of Arts.
Through the path of her artistic career, she had an intense interest in black-feminist activism and the defence of endangered communities (LGBTQ+, the Refugee community, Violent Domestic communities) as the relation of self-identification. Her love for printmaking, focusing on screenprinting, leads her to use the posters format utilising references as classic Lautrec to the unmemorable Black Panter Graphic Designer, Emory Douglas. For Liliana, posters relate and have a more considerable impact with the public. This format breaks the barrier between what is believe of unsophisticated art or what high-quality art is, as the process of printing can be intriguing, confusing or straightforward. Poster printing has an uncomplicated profusion, do to the no need for actual professional space, referring to galleries or museums. They are versatile in various context as she true-hearted believe in the reproductive characteristic that the print technique carries.
Liliana started in her early stages as an entrepreneur in the artistic environment as an Art Director with the project BANG MAGAZINE where she had the first-hand experience about the rigour of art-business. Also, she worked next to the advertisement enterprise, DDB Latina, as a graphic designer producing campaigns to Claro and BBVA. More recently she participated in renowned digital and screenprinting studios in London like Panopus printing and Jealous Gallery, where she worked next to experienced and qualified technicians printmakers/artists and designers. It is worth mentioning her interdisciplinary work with political activists and artists in social projects like Quieto Pelo Tumaco, MAFAPO (Mothers of the Extrajudicially Killed) and foundations like Grupo la Semilla. Her artistic approach includes a variety of exhibitions in Latin America, New York and London, participating in REDIBUJANDO BOGOTA (2017) EMERGENTE (2017), SVA SUMMER COURSE(2017), FASHION SHOW LEZAPATIER (2018), POLVO SOMOS (2018), ART WHO (2018), CASA VALHALLA ART TRAIL (2018), ATKINSON GALLERY MA SHOW (2020), CSM ART TRAIL (2020). Her more recent show is a virtual exhibition with the sponsorship of The Colombian Cultural Ministry in honour of the Celebration of Afrocolombianity due the 21st May.
Liliana is a member of the MA Camberwell Printwmakers 2020 ‘ We are a group of contemporary artists who share a passion for print. Our aims are to share diverse styles and techniques which explore the limitless possibilities of printmaking, to inspire and engage with a wide audience, and to build global connections through ideas and images. The group is international and collaborative with artists from Spain, South America, Hungary and UK.’