Ioli Livada was born in Cyprus. After being granted full scholarship, she studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1986–1991), participating in the workshops of Patraskidis and Botsoglou. In 1991–1992, she studied Handmade and Industrial Jewelry and Technology of Materials at Harrow PCL – University of Westminster, London.
She has attended many workshops under artists of international repute, such as Jorhe Manilla, Charon Kransen, Mari Ishikawa, Katjia Prins and Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewelry.
She has been awarded the following Greek and international prizes:
- Portojóia Award at Collectiva Meeting International Exhibition 2019 in Porto (Portugal)
- Alchimia Award at Athens Jewelry Week (2019)
- 2nd Prize -1st sculpture award- competition Gr – UK by V & P Tassis Art Foundry (2016)
- Recognition for her work at the “Thessalonica International Trade Fair Competition” in the “Home Furniture Design” category (1998)
She has presented many solo exhibitions, the most important of which include:
- Scali Gallery - Nicosia, Cyprus (2011)
- Opus 39 Gallery - Nicosia, Cyprus (2004)
- Opus 39 Gallery - Nicosia, Cyprus (1996)
- Opus 39 Gallery - Nicosia, Cyprus (1993)
She has also participated in many group exhibitions, some of which include:
- Athens Jewelry Week at Benaki Museum, Greece
- Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects, Spain
- Munich Jewellery Week, Germany
- Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition, China
- Gioielli in Fermento, Italy
- Art Athina
- Autor, Bucarest, Romania
- Melting Point, Valencia, Spain
- Cheap art, Greece
Her multifaceted work reflects a profound faith in humanity and exhibits great kinetic energy through experimentation with composition, form and materials. Her playful creativity is boldly celebrated in her design of objects for home.