Eleni Bagaki is a visual artist and a graduate with a Master’s in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London. In her practice, she explores autobiographical narrative and its relation to fiction through writing and video. Drawing inspiration from feminist perspectives in the field of cinema, literature and the arts, she examines how narrative can negotiate the personal and therefore collective. Through her practice she asks the following questions: Can personal and subjective narratives produce a space for political negotiation? At a time when the current crisis has destabilized political beliefs, can hope be restored through imagination?
She has been an artist-in-residence at Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (2020), Fogo Island Arts (2019), Iaspis, Stockholm (2018–19), Pivô, Sao Paulo (2018), and Kantor Foundation (2017), Krakow. In 2018 she received the NEON grant for artistic production, and in 2017 she won the Outset grant for her exhibition “A book, a film, and a soundtrack,” Radio Athènes, Αthens. She has exhibited at Signal (Malmö), New Studio (London), L’Inconnue (Montreal), Benaki Museum (Athens), Family Business (New Yοrk), and Palette Terre (Paris). She is based in Athens and Berlin.