Lydia Askani is a freelance artist. She graduated in 2023 with a Master of Education in Fine Arts and Philosophy from the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. Her work has been represented in numerous group exhibitions, primarily in Brussels and Stuttgart. In 2022, Askani was awarded an Erasmus grant from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre, Brussels. She is co-founder and co-gallerist of The Broken Gallery, Stuttgart.
The artistic research project “Circle and Surface—Lunar Relics Scrutiny” by Lydia Askani deals with the appropriation of artifacts and forgeries of cultural property. She draws attention to their instrumentalization within geopolitical power struggles and, in this context, critically and humorously questions the role of institutions and museums in relation to the attribution of meaning to objects and their historical contextualization.