Phoenix Athens is a fully registered Greek non profit gallery and residency that was created by Greek-American artist Dimitri Yin with the aim of providing artists, academics and other creatives with the space, facilities and support they require to develop and showcase their work in Greece. The philosophy of the project is to demonstrate how art and design can inspire and transform society by generating and offering creative solutions and perspectives. 

With two large galleries and a Makerspace facility, Phoenix Athens provides a physical hub for the community where visitors and residents of Athens can discover emerging artists through exhibitions, workshops and conferences. The Villa Exarchia Residency provides international artists and students with a chance to fine tune their practice and immerse themselves in the diverse and dynamic culture of Athens. The model for the residency is flexible with three different formulas provided for academic researchers, professional artists wishing to exhibit, or lifelong learners and students. In addition to the residency program, The Makerspace production studio gives artists time and space to discover new material processes and share their technical knowledge and skills with the community through public workshops.


Phoenix Athens focuses on lifelong education, social equality and transparency and we would like to make vital long-term contributions to these areas in Greece by partnering with other like-minded organisations and individuals in Europe and internationally. We advocate creative projects which address pressing local and global topics such as education, social inclusion and ecology.

We welcome proposaIs and letters of interest from individuals or organisations wishing to collaborate with us.

The Phoenix Athens team is :

Dimitri Yin

Founder & Director

Dimitri Yin is a classically trained artist from San Diego, California and has exhibited his work in the United States and Europe. He worked for the San Diego Art Institute and the San Diego Museum of Art. Dimitri worked closely with the research department at The University of the Arts, London where he obtained an MFA in Fine Art in 2017. That same year, Dimitri launched Phoenix Athens Gallery and Residency in Athens in order to provide a creative base for makers, socially engaged practitioners and researchers in Greece.


Christina Makri

Coordinator & Curator

Christina Makri is a curator of contemporary art currently working as Coordinator and Curator at Phoenix Athens Gallery space. Christina obtained 

her MA in Curating in 2017 from the Cass University and since then Christina has been working as a freelance curator and project manager. Her most recent experience includes the position of a graduate education researcher in the Whitechapel gallery.  

Past curatorial shows include: Object not found!, An elephant in the room, The year of the Pig, etc.