As a performance artist, she has appeared in venues around the world including the Venice Biennale and the Sydney Opera House. She has written, directed and produced many videotapes and films, among them the cult feature, The Man Without a World, 1991 (Berlin Film Fest., U.S.A. Film Fest., Ghent Film Fest., London Jewish., San Francisco Jewish, Women in Film, etc.). She is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York.
She has written 4 books, Being Antinova (Astro Artz), Eleanora Antinova Plays (Sun & Moon), 100 Boots (Running Press), and Man Without A World: a Screenplay (Green Integer, Sun & Moon Press). A major monograph on her work was published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Eleanor Antin by Howard Fox.
She received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 from the Women's Caucus of the College Art Association; in 2002, the Best Show Award from the AICA (International Assoc. of Art Critics), and earlier in 1999, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Media Achievement Award.
She is an Emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California at San Diego.