b. 1974 in Concord, Calfiornia.
Currently based in Athens, Greece
Dimitri Yin is an artist based in Athens, Greece. He has exhibited in The US, Cyprus, France and the UK and holds a BA in Studio Art from San Diego State University (2001) and an MFA from The Wimbledon College of Art (2017).
An artist of mixed Greek and Chinese ethnicity, Dimitri’s practice draws upon the myths that surround the voyager, his strengths and vulnerabilities and how this is interpreted through the native gaze. Through the lens of tradition and quixotic projections into exotic absurdity, he examines the persona and constructed ecologies as a thing that can be harnessed, unleashed and transformed.
Using diverse materials such as wood, metal as well as more common mediums such as plaster, concrete and paper, Dimitri suggests realities that are embedded in material. Two other mediums allow him to explore the fourth dimension of time and these are video and living plant material.
In 2018, Dimitri would create Phoenix Athens Gallery and Residency in Athens, Greece in order to provide other creatives with time and space to develop their practice and a chance for himself to connect with his Greek roots through his art.