“Tiny Vast Universe”
Dimitra grew up on Paros, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. “I carry my island with me everywhere”, she states. She was educated in Greece and the Netherlands before moving to California, and achieving an MFA in “New Genres” from the San Francisco Art Institute.
The experience of growing up on an island, and her journey since then to build a community across the oceans, is central to her work. Skandali creates installations that weave together found elements from different locales to create ethereal forms; reminders of the sea, with its openness and possibilities, as well as its fragile and unstable limitations.
Dimitra lives and works in the US and Greece.