Maria Ilia is a Brussels-based freelance Architect, Designer and Visual Artist, providing high quality and sophisticated live video mapping and bespoke light installations for events, cultural centers and festivals around Europe.
She has graduated from a two-year Master programme in Architecture at the University of KU Leuven (Sint-Lucas, Ghent). She has also completed a three-year Bachelor in Architecture at the University of East London (RIBA I) in the United Kingdom, as well as a full five-year cycle of studies in Chemistry (Aristotle University, Greece). From 2015 to 2018 she was working as an Architect (Ordre des Architectes of Belgium) at the architecture office SumProject+SumResearch.
Her multitude of academic and professional interests are complemented by a wide variety of artistic and social activities. She has been involved in various social and start-up projects and collectives in Brussels as designer and filmmaker. She has also been an active graphic designer and illustrator, and has experimented with a variety of other techniques for her creative projects, including 3D-printing, CNC machine and laser-cutting.
photo by Lewin Ge Lewin