Eleni Bagaki is an artist and writer based in Athens. She explores autobiography and its relation to fiction through text, video, sound, painting, and sculpture. Informed by feminist theory, she explores how personal narrative can relate to the collective and the political. The places she has been to, and the unpredicted encounters with people, animals, plants, and feelings constitute the subjects of her ongoing investigation of time, space, belonging, womanhood, and the self. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and art residencies internationally.
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 was awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2020-21). She has exhibited at Chauffeur gallery, Sydney; Signal, Malmö; New Studio, London; L’Inconnue, Montreal; Benaki Museum, Athens; Family Business, New Yοrk; and Palette Terre, Paris. She is represented by Eleni Koroneou gallery in Athens.