Evanthia Tsantila was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and she lives in Berlin. She graduated in 1997 from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, and she holds a Meisterschule degree from Jannis Kounellis.
In 1999 she represented Greece in the 48th Venice Biennale. Her work was shown in Cosmopolis - the 1st Balkan Biennale (2004), the Prague Biennale (2005), the Biennale of Gyumri in Armenia (2006), the 1st Biennale of Thessaloniki (2007) and at the parallel program of the 1st Athens Biennale (2007), the 2nd and the 3rd Biennale of Thessaloniki (2009, 2011).
In 2004 she participated in the annual residency program at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.
In 2006 her work The Silence was supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin Capital Cultural Fund). The project was a co-production with the Volksbühne-am-Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin and was presented in the theatre's venue.
Evanthia Tsantila exhibited her work in solo and group shows in numerous institutions such as the SMCA - State Museum of Contemporary Art and the CACT - Contemporary Art Center in Thessaloniki, the EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, the MMCA - Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, the Onassis Cultural Centre of Athens, the MUAR - Suchev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, the National Gallery of Prague, the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, the KW - Kunstwerke Berlin, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, the Kunstmuseum Thun, the CRAC - Centre Regional d'Art Contemporain Languedoc - Roussillion Sète, the MOTS - Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem, the MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, the Cvijeta Zuzoric Pavilion Belgrade, the Mestrovic Pavilion in Zagreb, the National Museum of Montenegro - Galerija Atelje DADO, the Art Today Association - Center for Contemporary Art Plovdiv, the Gallery of Fine Arts in Marseilles, etc.
In Athens, she is represented by Zoumboulakis Gallery - ZONE D.
Evanthia Tsantila is active in the field of curatorial practice, education and research, in projects realised in collaboration with public and private institutions and organisations. Her research attempts to question and broaden the limits of the artworks' "public appearance".
She gave numerous lectures and took part in various conferences and forums.
In 1997 she initiated, organised and curated in the framework of the Organisation for the Cultural Capital of Europe - Thessaloniki 97, a workshop and an exhibition, with 32 students from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Art School of Thessaloniki, with the participation of Jannis Kounellis.
In 2013, in the program of the 48 Dimitria Festival of Thessaloniki, she curated a workshop with young artists. In this framework, her guests from London and Lisbon, where invited to give a seminar and a public lecture.
In 2014 she initiated, organised and curated a collaborative art project, involving artists from Greece and Germany. "Tempus Ritualis" was presented in CACT - Centre for Contemporary Art Thessaloniki and at the Galerie im Körnerpark Berlin.