by Janelle Bitker, for East Bay Express.
Alison Woods and Dimitra Skandali have assembled a beautiful collection of exibiting artists: Natasa Biza, Kio Griffith, Nancy Ivanhoe, Dimitris Katsoudas, Despina Nissiriou, Aliki Pappa, Ty Pownalll, Nikos Sepetzoglou, Fran Siegel, Dimitra Skandali, Valerie Wilcox, and Alison Woods.
Youll want to visit this show here it flows as beautifully as waves against the shoreline before it travels abroad.
...The phrase cartography of places best captures the essence of what makes this show so special. As the viewer moves from piece to piece, they become aware that a story is being mapped out. The sea, as a physical entity and as a romantic notion, is the connective thread that weaves throughout the storyline....
A review in SquareCylinder for my solo show at Don Soker Contemporary Art in San Francisco, CA: "In my end is my beginning". Up through June 23, 2018.
while an Artist-In-Residence at The Studios of Key West, FL (March-April 2018).
Duration of the exhibition: April 18-June 16, 2018
Traveling to The Archaeological Museum of Patras, Patras, Greece: December 2018 - January 2019.
Plankton: Wonders of life, under the auspices of the Hellenic Center for Marine Research & the University of Patras, @Gounaropoulos Museum, Athens, Greece. Traveling to The Archaeological Museum of Patras, Patras, Greece: December 2018 - January 2019.
Duration of the exhibition in Athens: April 18-June 16, 2018
March 20-24, 2018: Divani Palace Hotel, Athens, Greece
June 15-July 29, 2018: Fethiye Tzami (mosque), Nafpaktos, Greece.
Pick from Art Practical for the Meltemia and Other Stories @Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA.
Photographs by Alan Bamberger in the opening of Meltemia and Other Stories @Don Soker Contemporary.
I grew up in Alyki of Paros, Greece. I graduated from Athens School of Fine Arts in 2010 and went to the US to pursue my MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2011, where I graduated in 2013. Since then, I live and work in both lands. I carry my island with me everywhere and it shapes the way I see the world....
Dimitra Skandali is showing recent work at The Aegean Center this summer in her first show since she was a student here many years ago. She is from Paros but now lives and works in San Francisco....
@Yerba Buena Center for the Arts website, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco artist Dimitra Skandali is long accustomed to going with the flow. Raised on the Greek island of Paros, she made her way to the city to pursue her masters degree at San Francisco Art Institute in 2011, thinking shed continue to create installations with branches and blossoms, or chicken wire and lightbulbs....
The Ocean After Nature: San Franciscos Yerba Buena Center for the Arts these days is hosting exhibits that blend art, politics and current events. [...] And Ocean After Nature, which opened last week and runs through Aug. 28, features more than 20 works in various mediums that examine how oceans uniquely reflect the impact of a rapidly changing world. Bay Area artist Dimitra Skandali, known for her seaweed art and other sea-themed works, will be represented in the traveling exhibit.
Wendy Vogel reviews The Ocean After Nature exhibition for Frieze. In her review, Vogel explores the meditative, essayistic approaches to the theme of the exhibition taken by the 20 artists and collectives featured in The Ocean After Nature.
the exhibitions strength is in its framing of the ocean not just as a site of environmental catastrophe, but as a metaphor for all in nature that cannot be tamed. This is best expressed in works that consider the oceans affective qualities as in Renée Greens film Endless Dreams and Water Between (2009), an epistolary exchange about archipelago mind rather than in a single powerful image. By offering more poetic speculations than activist solutions, The Ocean After Nature is like a diver, breaking the surface to plumb the depths of our perceptions....
Sam Lefebvre reviews The Ocean After Nature in The Wire 390.
The Ocean After Nature provokes viewers to reconsider the contours of global capitalism. It does not explore the plaza or the town square, widely thought to have supplanted the factory floor as the foremost sites of political expression. And it does not really explore the gaseous, diffuse networks of international finance that many political-economic theorists consider the definitive feature of contemporary capital circulation. The exhibition, curated by Alaina Claire Feldman, centres instead on the transport of goods and bodies and bodies-as-goods across bodies of water, a hallmark of globalisation with a pervasive impact on everyday life thats often neglected in the age of seemingly instantaneous commerce online....
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts announces the debut of the traveling exhibition The Ocean After Nature, on view June 17 through August 28, 2016. Curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, the exhibition explores the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalized world. ...
Catalogue of the traveling exhibition, edited by Alaina Claire Feldman. Forward by Renaud Proch. Texts by Negar Azimi, Ursula Biemann, Yonatan Cohen and Rafi Segal, María del Carmen Carrión, Övül O. Durmusoglu, Kodwo Eshun, Patrick Flores, Ed Halter, Ebony L. Haynes, May Joseph, Amanda Parmer, Lisa Le Feuvre, Lucy R. Lippard, Andrey Misiano, Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, Lanka Tattersall, Virgil B/G Taylor, Jordan G. Teicher and Sarah Wang....
Exhibition catalog for the 2016 2x2 Solos featuring artists: Luca Antonucci, Sahar Khoury, Dimitra Skandali, and Christie Yuri Noh can be found here: http://www.blurb.com/b/7511734-2x2-solos-2016 or at ProArts Gallery @150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
This interview was conducted between Dimitra Skandali discussing her site-specific installation for the 2 x 2 Solos at Pro Arts with curator, Samantha Reynolds.
As KQED joins the BBC at the Monterey Aquarium for a three-day maritime extravaganza, BIG BLUE LIVE in the coming days, KQED Arts marks the occasion with profiles of 10 Bay Area artists mining the depths of that same ocean.
enfolding was a piece that I made for the MAKE SPACE show at Berkeley Art Center, curated by Aimee Le Duc. Made from debris and sounds harvested from around the Berkeley Art Center.
Video by Heejin Jang
6885 miles was the piece I made for the NextNewCA show at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art: an exhibition that featured a sampling of works by 2012 and 2013 graduates from 11 MFA programs across CA state including University of Southern California (USC), San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), California College of the Arts (CCA), Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Mills College (Mills), California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), San Francisco State University (SFSU), San Jose State University (SJSU), University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University.
Summing up my experience as an Artist-In-Residence at The Studios of Key West, FL, during November 2014.
"Artist-in-residence at Studios of Key West weaves the ocean into her art"
Please, click on the images for better resolution.
56 International Artists create Peace Mechanisms!
A review by Alan Bamberger for the ArtBusiness.com on the group show Wabi Sabi curated by Microclimate Collective @Alter Space,
A review by Monique Delaunay for the SF ArtEnthusiast.com on the group show Wabi Sabi curated by Microclimate Collective @Alter Space,
MoMa Studio has selected one of my sound pieces: "This is only a test" and you can listen to it at this Sound Map. Check San Francisco area.
Featured Piece: A piece donated at SJICA's annual auction.
On the projects for the one-month residency at Post Studio Residency, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA
On the group show "Sustainable Art" at Refusalon - JW Marriott Hotel
With the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art scheduled for closure until 2016, JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square has partnered with refusalon to create a captivating art experience for guests and the local community. [...] Works on display at the San Francisco luxury hotel range from a gravity-defying sculpture of intertwined lovers by one of the world's preeminent glass sculptors, Pino Signoretto, who has collaborated with Salvador Dali, Jeff Koons and other art luminaries, to an ethereal seaweed installation by recent San Francisco Art Institute graduate, Dimitra Skandali.
Happy to be among the first shows at the Savernack Gallery.
"the Best Darned Little Art Show in Venice"
The ICA is honored to present NextNewCA, an exhibition that marks the debut of the brightest new talent on Californias contemporary art scene.
"For site-specific relevance nothing else in the show compared Dimitra Skandalis installation of huge seaweed ball nearby gave off a musky scent, intensifying the maritime feel; but the bigger payoff from her part of the installation came from visual stimuli: woven strands which made the catacomb-like space appear even spookier than it actually is. (It received the Anne Bremer Memorial Prize, SFAI's best-in-show award.)"
"Dimitra Skandali, one of our favorite SFAI grads" at KQED
[...] "On the opposite side of the spectrum, dark, moody, and slightly spooky works are particularly well-suited to installation in the Mint's thick-walled downstairs rooms and vaults. In one excellent pairing, Dimitra Skandali's delicate seaweed chains droop overhead while Tom Loughlin's booming sound installation, Foghorn, makes the floor shake ominously." [...]
an article at ArtBusiness.com
Best in show goes to Thalassa Dimitra Skandali and Tom Loughins installation in the basement vaults hallway. (Skandali above, Loughlins sound piece with wool, below)
Published on March 28th, 2013 at "xronos.gr" newspaper, Greece.
For a Group Show flashlight, blanket, box of matches, journal, rope, bucket, magnifying glass, whistle at the Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, with Francesca Du Brock, Tom Loughlin, Francisco Pinheiro and Nathan Rosquist.
In our collaborative project David and I use seaweed, in any form, as well as other found materials from the beach as antennas "catching" radio signals from around the area.
Photos of the exhibition at the SOMArts
for the piece: "Amaranta Sea/Sky"
Select: Exhibition, 2010
Location: City Link, Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece
Announcement at CultureNow.gr ((in Greek)
Athens School of Fine Arts, Department of Fine Arts, Graduating Class 2010, Catalogue, Athens 2013