Ileana Arnaoutou (b.1994) graduated in 2017 from the Slade School of Fine UCL with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art, and in 2018 from University College London with an MA in Art History. Ileana is currently living and working in Athens, mainly focusing on painting, drawing, sculpture and writing; asking questions around notions of embodiment and the inability of the subject to remain intact. In 2018 Ileana co-founded Athens Open Studio, an artist run space in Athens focusing on practice-led inquiry and education. She has participated in various group exhibitions, a selection of which is: 'ATHENSYN II: Going Viral' in Steinzeit gallery in Berlin, '21! New Greek Painting' at the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos in Crete, 'APOTROPAION' in 16 Fokionos Negri/The Felios Collection, 'Intimacy: A Modern Tyranny' in the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and has been awarded the ARTWORKS Fellowship programme in 2020 funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the 2022 GnA Mamidakis Foundation Art Prize, the Schilizzi Foundation scholarship and the UCL bursary.