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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.

Phoenix Athens :

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.

director@phoenixathens.org

 

About

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.

Phoenix Athens :

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.

director@phoenixathens.org

 

About

Phoenix Athens was created by artist Dimitri Yin in order to provide artists, academics and other creatives with a space to develop and exhibit their practice in Greece.

An artist and creative entrepreneur, Dimitri recognised the importance of providing a space where artists, academics and creatives of all backgrounds might develop and apply their craft and while drawing inspiration from the resilience and rich history of the Athens and its citizens.

 

The project features two gallery spaces which serve as a hub for the community where visitors can discover emerging artists through exhibitions, workshops and conferences. The Villa Exarchia Residency program provides international artists and students with a chance to conduct research, fine tune their practice, and immerse themselves in the diverse and dynamic culture of Athens. The model for the residency is flexible with different formulas for research and or the exhibition or showcasing of work.

The residency is also ideal for lifelong learners and students who wish to fine-tune their practice. 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.

 

Now in its fourth year, Phoenix Athens has held over forty exhibitions (averaging ten per year) and hosted over 30 artists in residence. While larger organisations are often top-heavy and influenced by political or economic agendas, Phoenix Athens is committed to addressing the needs of artists and society in a more in a direct, concerted manner. 

About the founder

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     Dimitri Yin is a French-American artist of sino-hellenic ancestry based in Athens, Greece. His art has been exhibited in the US and Europe where he has also studied and participated in residencies. In 2018, Yin created Phoenix Athens Gallery and Residency in order to provide international creatives with the opportunity to develop and showcase their practice in the Greek capital. This project has also allowed Yin to connect with his Greek heritage while developing projects that combine sculpture and urban ecology.

 

     There was a sense of urgency for me in developing Phoenix Athens, a departure from the economy of tourism and casual observation, and a way for myself to connect with other artists, while giving something back to the ecology of Athens and other artists. My decision was also made in light of the problems in society and the arts, notably deskilling and the commodification of services, natural resources and human knowledge.

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