Eleana Antonaki is a Brooklyn-based artist. She holds an MFA from Parsons, The New School and has been a fellow at Ashkal Alwan HWP Program in Beirut and the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. She works with a variety of media such as drawing, sculpture, textile, and video. The concerns of her work stem from the politics of representational practices in connection to national identity, historical trauma, and displacement. Her research revolves around matters of postcolonial and transnational feminism in relation to domestic cultural practices amongst women in the refugee communities in Greece.
Recent exhibitions include HWP Open Studios, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, LB, Gardening, ma ma, Toronto, CA, Agean, AAA3A Gallery, NY, Cultural Transplants, Shiva Gallery, NY, Lack of Location is My Location, Koenig and Clinton Gallery, NY, Whitney ISP Studio Exhibition, EIizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, I Can Because you Do, Participant Inc., NY, BP Portrait Awards, Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, Performing Likeness, TCU, TX and 4th Thessaloniki Biennale, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Gr. She is the recipient of the BP Young Artist Award from the National Portrait Gallery of London and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painters.
PUBLIC ART: Billboard on Shaw by Eleana AntonakiFebruary 13, 2020 - March 29, 2020
Artist Eleana Antonaki’s billboard Haunting is an Act of Love is on view at 180 Shaw Street through February to March, 2020, as part of the exhibition A Big Heritage with A Glorious Past, curated by ma ma (Magdalyn Asimakis and Heather Rigg), featuring works by Eleana Antonaki and Marina Xenofontos.Find out more
EXHIBITION: A Big Heritage with A Glorious PastFebruary 13, 2020 - March 29, 2020
A Big Heritage with A Glorious Past presents the work of Eleana Antonaki and Marina Xenofontos in an inconclusive dialogue around the migratory experience. In their practices, both artists explore transnational feminist perspectives, honing in on the adversities of migration and strategies of settling and creating homes while in exile.Find out more