Eleana Antonaki was born in Greece in 1989. She works with a variety of media such as drawing, sculpture and painting. In her installations she investigates the ways that narration can be constructed through fragmented representational elements. The concerns of her work stem from the politics of representational practices in connection to national identity, historical trauma and displacement. Her work takes a critical position towards the history and tradition of representation and consists of objects whose reflexivity and agency expand beyond the two dimensional surface and into the installation. Recent group exhibitions include the BP Portrait Awards, Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK (2016),  Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (2016),  National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (2015), Performing Likeness, TCU, TX, (2015) and 4th Thessaloniki Biennale, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Gr (2014). She is the recipient of  the BP Young Artist Award from the National Portrait Gallery of London (2015) and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painters (2014). Eleana currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.