[contact: elli.antoniou.studio@gmail.com]


Elli Antoniou (b.1995) London-based 

Antoniou has devised a hybrid technique combining gestural drawing with the use of abrasive tools to subtly alter the steel surface, transforming its reflective and refractive properties. Animated by their surrounding light, her ‘metallic drawings’ propose scaleless fluid cosmoi in perpetual motion. Misusing power tools to draw, the making of Antoniou’s drawings are bodily demanding performances. Considering them active elements, she claims co-authorship with her tools, engaging with them in a high speed choreography of synthesis. Her practice is a meditation on screens and their profound influence on our contemporary perception of time and space; the increasingly vanishing present and its affluent state of indefinite metamorphosis. Theories on time, acceleration and the effects of technoculture guide her research. As her sculptures continuously regenerate images under the play of light, they become fictional screens for an unfolding parallel reality, whose profile she is gradually shaping.

Antoniou holds an MA Degree in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (2018-2020), with a scholarship from NEON Organisation for Culture and Development and a BA in Fine Art & History of Art from Goldsmiths University of London (2014-2017).

She has been awarded the ARTWORKS 2022-23 Fellowship by Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Greece. She has participated at the Palazzo Monti residency programme (2023), Brescia, Italy and at the Roman Road studios programme, London, U.K. (2023)



PRESS

2024 Artist of the Week, Lvl3, Chicago [link]

2023 Something Curated, London [link]

2023 QUASI publication, Briston [link]

2023 Ofluxo, *pinch* to zoom, London [link]

2023 Conversation with Ottavia Lunari for Les Nouveaux Riches Magazine, Vienna [link]

2023 Artist of the Month, ArtUltra, London [link]


SELECTED EXHBITIONS

solo:

2021 _overlapping moments of a slightly present, Saigon, Athens,  Greece


group:

2023 things fall apart; the centre cannot hold, Tabula Rasa Gallery, London, U.K.

2023 Al Dente: A Feast for the Senses, Bertson Bhattacharjee Gallery, London, U.K.

2023 Halls of Mirrors, PLOP, London, U.K.

2023 *pinch* to zoom, Generation & Display, London, U.K.

2023 Warm Reflections On Black Ice, Munich, Germany

2023 Excursion II, The Split Gallery, London, U.K.

2023 Recursion I, The Split Gallery, London, U.K.

2022 Doomed Companions, Unsubstantial Shades, Hellenic   Residence, London, U.K., Supported by NEON    Organization for Culture and Development

2022 Moon White Moth, Saigon & PTX, Athens, Greece

2022 Back to Athens 9: No Apocalypse Now,  Isaiah Mansion, Athens, Greece

2022 THE DEEP END, Two Thirds, Athens, Greece

2021 Art Athina [Virtual], Space52, online

2021 Monts Analogues, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

2021 AORA: IV, Nationwide, Internet.

2021 SPACE LAPS [RCA Sculpture Degree Show], Royal Society of Sculpture, London, U.K.

2021 BAMBI WOODS PRESENTS, ERGO Collective & Space 52, Supported by ΝΕΟΝ Organization for           Culture and Development, Athens, Greece

2021 Scenes of Inclination, Manor Baths, London, U.K.

2020 moment[1.3]escape.now, AOS [Arebyte on Screen], online,  London, U.K.

2020 RCA2020 [Royal College of Art Degree Show], online, [UK]

2019 On the Edge of the Blade we run, PLYFA Factory, Athens, Greece

2019 Marketing Suite Publication Launch, Assembly Point, London, U.K.

2019 Aube immédiate, vents tièdes, Mécènes du sud, Montpellier, France.

2019 Critical Cartographies: Marketing Suite, Fillet, London, U.K.

2018 I reply: by want him to know (that) i wai him to know; him to know; they saw it in a dream, Studio59,    London, U.K.

2018 Flick Ratio: Degenerative Origins Between the Third, Possibility, Space52, Athens, Greece

2018 The Thingness of The Thing, Hammer Cafe, Basel, Switzerland

2018 My Life As A Succulent Pattern, Popupbastille, Paris, France

2017 Here and Now 1b: A Screening of the Sea, State of Concept,   Athens,  Greece

2017 Goldsmiths Degree Show, London, U.K.