Eleni Maragaki
Artist in Residence

UAL Art for the Environment

Eleni Maragaki has been awarded the 2023 Mahler & LeWitt Studios / University of the Arts London, Art for the Environment open call, which supports work by young artists exploring the defining concerns of the 21st century – biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy and human rights (more info).

Maragaki is a visual artist born in Athens, Greece. Her work explores the meeting points between urban construction and the natural environment. As a response to densely manufactured urban space, she is inspired by the delicacy found in the systems of natural structures, including chemical elements and crystals.

Maragaki is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. She studied Painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts (2013-2018) and MA Fine Art in Central Saint Martins, UAL (2020-2022), as a recipient of the Mona Hatoum Bursaries Award. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions including a screening in LUX Moving Image (London), a group show in the Art Station Dubulti (Latvia) and the Shijiazhuang Youth Art Biennale in Hebei (China). In 2023, she was the winner of the TATE Christmas Card Competition, the Muse Gallery Residency Award and a finalist for the First Plinth: Public Art Award. One of her recent projects was public commission for a light installation by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Artist website: elenimaragaki.com