Lily Markiewicz was born in post-war Germany from where she moved to England to study History of Art and Fine Art, first at Reading (1981-85) and then at the Slade School in London (1985-87). Between 1985-1990 she made a number of videos and pieces more appropriately described as Œexpanded cinema. Since 1990 she has largely concentrated on large-scale photo-based installations, which often include elements of sound. Her some-time collaborations with Devora Neumark and Theatre PUR also take her into the world of performance. In 1990 she was commissioned by Bookworks to make her first Artists book. More recently she made another one, commissioned by Gefn Press/The Arts Council of England, now touring the world. Her recent solo exhibitions include Promise at the Koffler Gallery, Toronto (1999), Swimming to Jerusalem/Travelling North at Oriel 31, Wales, England (2000) and Places at the University Gallery Leeds, England (2001).