Alana Lake was born in 1981 in Tamworth, Staffordshire (UK). Lake studied at the Arts University College, Bournemouth, undertaking a BA (Hons) in Photography. She later moved to London embarking on a 3-year postgraduate program at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, graduating in 2009. Lake is the founder and curator of the award winning curatorial-led project space, GSL Projekt, Berlin (Auszeichnung künstlerischer Projekträume und initiative, 2018), and she currently lives and works in Berlin.

She has participated in group exhibitions internationally, including Pleasure Drive, GSL Projekt (BAW), Berlin (2018), A Production of Nothing, Kunstpunkt, Berlin (2018), CRASH, GSL Projekt, Berlin (2018) THE SHAPE OF A SHADOW, GSL Projekt, Berlin (2018), FLAKES/BITS/PIECES, Transmediale Vorspiel, Institut für alles Mögliche, Berlin (2018), CERTAIN BLACKS, GSL Projekt, Berlin (2017), PIAF (Peckham International Art Fair), London (2017), and MEHR, GSL Projekt, Berlin (2017). Her solo and duo exhibitions have consisted of NOTES & QUERIES: Works in progress by Alana Lake and David Evans, GSL Projekt, Berlin (2017), KINGDOM FALL, GSL Projekt, Berlin (2014), THE SOLID ROCK, Galeria Glance, Turin (2012), LOVE ME NOT WHEN I LOOK, Museum of Modern Art (MOCA), London (2011), and STILLEVEN, The Aubin Gallery, London (2011). Additionally her works are held in collections such as Vice, USA, Marachella Gruppo, Italy, and Peres Projects, Berlin.