Elli Antoniou Greek, b. 1995

b. 1995 Athens. Lives and works in London, UK.
 
Elli Antoniou is a London-based artist, who creates 'metallic drawings'. Antoniou has devised a hybrid technique combining gestural drawing and industrial processes. She uses a range of abrasive tools to subtly alter the metallic surface, transforming its reflective and refractive properties to create metallic panels with ethereal imagery. This technique proposes scaleless fluid cosmoi in perpetual motion, where these 'metallic drawings' are activated by the environmental light.
 
Her practice is a meditation on screens, delving into their profound influence on our perception of time and space. She explores the vanishing present and its nature as a moment of indefinite metamorphosis. Antoniou's narratives mirror her view on the current digital age marked by semiotic inflation; when information and images melt into pure movement, morphing into a choreography of synthesis. As her sculptures continuously regenerate under the play of light, they become fictional screens for an unfolding parallel reality, whose world she is gradually shaping.
 
 
EDUCATION 
2018- 20 Masters of Arts Hons in Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2014-17 Bachelor of Arts Hons in Fine Art and History of Art, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
2013-14 Foundation Degree in Art and Design, UAL, London, UK
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2024 Elli Antoniou, Cob Gallery, London, UK (forthcoming) 
2021 _overlapping moments of a slightly present, Saigon, Athens, Greece
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2023 things fall apart; the centre cannot hold, Tabula Rasa, London, UK
2023 Al Dente: A Feast For The Senses, Berntson Bhattacharjee, London, UK
2023 *pinch* to zoom, Generation & Display, London, U.K.
2023 Warm Reflections On Black Ice, Munich, Germany
2023 Excursions 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 Back to Athens 9: No Apocalypse Now, Isaiah Mansion, Athens, Greece
2022 Moon White Moth, Saigon & PTX, Athens, Greece
2021 Art Athina [Virtual], Space52, online
2021 Monts Analogues, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
2021 BAMBI WOODS PRESENTS, ERGO Collective & Space 52
Supported by NEON 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 Aube immédiate, vents tièdes, Mécènes du sud, Montpellier, France.
2019 Critical Cartographies: Marketing Suite, Fillet, London, U.K.
2018 The Thingness of The Thing, Hammer Cafe, Basel, Switzerland
2018 My Life As A Succulent Pattern, Popupbastille, Paris, France
 
COLLECTIONS
Edoardo Monti
Elilula Collective
Marisa Bellani
Massimo Giorgetti
Philip Vidras
 
RESIDENCIES
2023 Palazzo Monti- Brescia, Italy
2023 Roman Road Studios, London, UK
 
PRESS
2023 Ofluxo, *pinch* to zoom
2023 Conversation with Ottavia Lunari for Les Nouveaux Riches Magazine
2023 Artist of the Month, ArtUltra