Iliodora Margellos is an artist born in Minneapolis who lives and works in Athens, Greece. She graduated from Yale University in 2006 with a BA in Art, and later worked at the studio of Peter Halley. She expanded her artistic practice with studies in photography and printmaking at the Columbia School of Arts and drawing at the Salzburg Academy of Fine Arts in Austria. Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘Bedroom Situation (Up in the Air)’ at Enter, Dio Horia Gallery, Copenhagen; ‘One Sun For All’ at Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos; ‘Francesca Gabbiani | Iliodora Margellos‘ at Baert Gallery, Los Angeles. Selected group exhibitions include: ‘(Home) Situation Afloat‘ at Frieze LA, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles; ‘Tyranny: A Modern Intimacy’, 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival at The Project Gallery, Athens; ‘Summer Group Exhibition’ at Baert Gallery, Los Angeles; ‘Notions of Female Leadership’ at Dio Horia Gallery & Art Virtual Online, Athens; Future Fair, Dio Horia Gallery, Online edition, Artsy; ‘Omega to Alpha’, at the Museum of Modern Greek Culture, Athens. Her work has been featured in the FT ‘How To Spend It’ issue in September 2020. In 2021, she won the Ruya Maps finalist prize for the Spirit Issue of Creative Cities Project open call, Athens.A note, we talk a bit about blankets in the beginning of the pod. For reference“Securities”, or security blankets, are her ongoing series of thread-on-iron-mesh embroideries. She reimagines these symbols of childhood vulnerability and post-partum co-dependency as rigidly metallic - yet malleable - wire mesh screens decoratively penetrated by brightly-hued islands of delicate thread.