Iliodora Margellos was born in Minneapolis, USA in 1985 and raised in Switzerland and Greece. She graduated from Yale University in 2006 with a BA in Art and furthered her studies in photography and printmaking at Columbia University School of the Arts, whilst interning at Peter Halley's studio in Chelsea, New York, until 2007. Seeking to further develop versatility in her work, she continued to study drawing at the Salzburg Academy of Fine Arts.
Iliodora Margellos’ work involves found objects, textiles, drawing, painting, sculpture, installations and performance. She has also produced and participated in collaborative projects with site-specific sculpture installations.
Margellos' work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions. Recent solo exhibitions include "FOVEA" (2013), "UNTITLED" (2016) at a.antonopoulou.art in Athens, Greece. Selected group exhibitions include "The Veterans," Dio Horia Gallery (2017), "El Cuor No Se Vende," Historical Archives Museum of Hydra (2016), "Multiples," Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery (2016), "Kenophobia," CAN Gallery (2015), "PROKAT," Hellenic-American Union (2013), "Love Letters to Chaos," metamatic:taf (2013), "Club of Queer Trades," Batagianni Gallery (2012), "Undisclosed Recipients," TAF the Art Foundation (2011), "Project Greek Island," Historical Memory Site 'Korai 4’ National Insurance Mansion Athens (2011), "CHEAPART17," CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point (2011), "Surprise," Technopolis Cultural Center Athens (2011-10), "Her Step," Dipylon Theater Athens (2008), "Circle of the Moon," Casa Internazionale delle Donne Rome (2008). Margellos participated in the Solo Project Basel (2016), ART-ATHINA (2016-11), AEGEANALE (2015), ReMap4 (2013), DESMOS Art of Giving (2013), Athens Open Studios (2010), ROOMS Kappatos Gallery (2009), Sunday Salons by Louise Bourgeois (2007).
Margellos lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland and Athens, Greece.