Dimitra Skandali


Dimitra Skandali

November 2014 Artist in Residence


Installation Artist
San Francisco, CA

Dimitra Skandali 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 before moving to California, and earning her MFA in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. Her awards and honors include the 2014 First Place from Marin MOCA, Novato, CA, the 2013 First Place-Anne Bremer Memorial Prize, the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute and the 2012 Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and Fellowship from the San Francisco Foundation. She is a 2013 and 2014 ARTslant Showcase Installation Winner and she has been a selected artist for the “Biennial Project” at the Venice Biennale 2013, for the 1st and 2nd International Biennale of Santorini in 2012 and 2014, for the NextNewCa show at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in 2013 and for the 2014 12th Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, in Bellevue, WA. She has also been awarded artist-in-residences in Post Studio’s Fall 2013 Residency in Sausalito, Root Division in San Francisco (2013-14), Lucid Art Foundation in Inverness (2013), CA, and the Studios of Key West (2014), FL. Skandali has shown both nationally and internationally. She currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.