Marilena Stavrakidis was born in Athens, Greece in 1991. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts BFA program. Her work, which is based on sociopolitical issues, has been exhibited at the SVA Gramercy Gallery in 2014, SVA Chelsea Gallery in 2015 and LOOK 3 Festival 2015. Her photographs have also been published at The Huffington Post. The informative aspects of her projects are an integral part of her work. She currently lives and works in New York.