Ileana Arnaoutou was born in Athens in 1994. Ιn 2017, she graduated from the Slade School of Fine Arts with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art, and in 2018 from University College London with an MA in Art History, specializing in sexuality, trauma and psychoanalysis. Since then, Ileana has been living and working in Athens, mainly focusing on painting, drawing and sculpture, through which media she asks questions around notions of embodiment and the inability of the subject to remain intact. In her practice, she tackles issues that relate to Judith Butler’s notion of ‘being undone by each other’ – undone by touch, grief or desire; an embodied ‘self-encounter’ and psychosomatic experience that she explores through the intimacy and immediacy of working with paint and clay. Ileana is a co-founder in Athens Open Studio, an artist-run space in Athens focusing on practice-led inquiry and education. She has participated in various group shows in Athens, such as Back to Athens 7, Serving off Matter and Exposition 1, and has received scholarships from the Schilizzi Foundation and University College London.
Bath in a Dream, 2019
Cuddling with my Skin Ego, 2020
Private Caress, 2020
Proposition for Chicken Soup Serving, 2020
Safe Journey, 2020