MARCH - MAY 2024



Eleni Bagaki, visual artist and SNF ARTWORKS Fellow 2020, was selected by the team of the Luma Arles Residency Program for a 3-month residency (March -May 2024) to conduct research and carry out projects related to her artistic field. During her time in Arles, Eleni Bagaki aims to explore Camargue’s biota, study the distinctive southern light depicted in historical paintings of Provence, and further her research on the representation of the male figure by examining vintage French books from the 60s and 70s.

Eleni Bagaki is an artist based in Athens. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, London. She has held solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Athens (2023); Open Sails, Chania (2022); Chauffeur Gallery, Sydney (2021); Eleni Koroneou Gallery (2021); Palette Terre, Paris (2018); Radio Athènes, Athens (2017 and 2015); Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö (2016); and NEW STUDIO, London (2015). Her work has been included in the group exhibitions Sheltered Gardens, Diomedes Botanic Garden, PCAI, Athens (2022); Directed by Desire, Rongwrong, Amsterdam (2022); 9th Syros International Film Festival, Syros (2022); Prizing Eccentric Talents, P.E.T. Projects, Athens (2021); Seeping upwards, Rupturing the Surface, Art Gallery of Mississauga (2018); Millennial Feminisms, L’Inconnue, Montreal (2018); The Equilibrists, DESTE Foundation and NEW MUSEUM, Athens (2017), among others. Bagaki has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2020). She was also an artist in residence at Società delle Api, Grasse (2023); Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (2020); Fogo Island Arts Residency, Canada (2019); IASPIS, Stockholm (2018); Pivô, São Paulo (2018); and Kantor Foundation (2017). Furthermore, Bagaki has published books such as Poems for Him (2023); Butter and Cracker, co-published by Miss Dialectic & Dolce (2022); She left. She left again. She left once more (2021); No Script (2017); and Look for Love and Find a Log instead, published by the Tadeusz Kantor Foundation, 2017.

Eleni’s residency is supported by ARTWORKS through its founding donor the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), and as part of its ongoing collaboration with Luma Arles with the aim of sponsoring every year one residency position in France for its alumni Fellows.