PECS22 PUBLIC PROGRAMS: ELEANA ANTONAKI WITH LILA NAZEMIAN
Protocinema presents a public program of artist talks, discussions, a film screening, and walkthroughs to accompany Now That We Have Established A Common Ground. The third event will be a conversation between the artist Eleana Antonaki and curator Lila Nazemian, on the artist's works within the show and her ongoing research rooted in contemporary feminist, race, and ecological discourses. The event will be live at The Clemente and on Zoom, available later on Protocinema channels.
Eleana Antonaki is a New York-based artist. She holds an MFA from Parsons, The New School, and has been a fellow at Ashkal Alwan HWP Program in Beirut and the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. She works with a variety of media such as drawing, sculpture, textile, and video. Her research revolves around matters of postcolonial and transnational feminism in relation to domestic cultural practices amongst women in the refugee communities in Greece. Recent exhibitions include We Are Happy To Serve You, Vera List Center, NY, HWP Open Studios, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, LB, Gargening, Mama Gallery, Toronto, CA, Agean, AAA3A Gallery, NY, Cultural Transplants, Shiva Gallery, NY, Lack of Location is My Location, Koenig and Clinton Gallery, NY, Whitney ISP Studio Exhibition, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, I Can Because you Do, Participant Inc. She is the recipient of the BP Young Artist Award from the National Portrait Gallery of London and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painters.
Lila Nazemian (she/her) is an independent curator and the Special Projects Curator at ArteEast in New York. Her research and curatorial practice are focused on reimagining approaches to early modern history from the SWANASA region in an effort to counter-narrative revisionism and collective amnesia. Recent curatorial projects include: "A Few In Many Places in New York," Protocinema, Governors Island New York, (2021); "I open my eyes and see myself under a tree laden with fruit that I cannot name," Center for Book Arts, New York (2020); "On Echoes of Invisible Hearts: Image Making and Popular Archiving in Times of Unrest," Station Beirut, (2019); "On Echoes of Invisible Hearts: Narratives of Yemeni Displacement," Poetry Project, Berlin (2018); and "Spheres of Influence," Mohsen Gallery, Tehran (2016). She received a B.A. in History from Scripps College, California; and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from NYU, New York. She was a QAYYEM 2019 Curatorial Fellow, was among the inaugural participants of the 2018-2019 Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program in New York, and participated in ICI’s 2018 Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok.