Dimitra Viveli


Location: Greece

Dimitra Viveli is based in Athens, Greece. Her work is made up of esoteric snapshots, where art and philosophy meet with the urge to embody spiritual heirs. In her recordings of this field, she employees a mix of visual art and poetry, which bring her philosophical and artistic vision to life. The colours and shapes assigned have an essential, hermeneutic role, which is partly instinctive/expressive and partly disciplined, serving a philosophical purpose.

Dimitra was born in Athens in 1973. She studied at the School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, from which she graduated in 1997 with a BA Hons in Greek and English Language, Literature, and Linguistics. She studied the Italian language and literature following the programme of the University of Perugia (Università per Stranieri). In 1999, she obtained her master's degree in Art and Design (MA in Design for Interactive Media) from the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts, Middlesex University of London. From 2007 to 2010 she pursued studies in fashion design in Athens (she graduated with honors from AKTO, Art and Design College) and London (a series of specialised, short-term educational programmes at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design), as well as visual art, at independent art studios. She attended seminars and participated in workshops on performing arts, focusing mainly on physical theatre and varied approaches to dance and performance. Since 2005, she has been systematically involved in research work regarding the impact of colours and shapes in the human psychology and health and their value in the process of self-discovery and identity construction.

Dimitra has worked in the areas of education, media, and business in Athens and London.As an artist, she has exhibited in Athens and Syros, Greece, as well as in London, NYC, and Buenos Aires. The blending of boundaries between art and other areas of human activity is essential to her work. To Dimitra, life is not a collection of activity fragments and closed discipline networks - rather, it is an active continuum in which various densities of existence, ranging from soul to matter, seize the opportunity to interact and produce common results, which are shaped by an uninterrupted array of choices.

In 2010 she founded 'to dodeka', a philosophy and art lab in Lycabettus, Athens. As a practising artist, she daily employees art as a means of researching the systematicity of existence and managing the responsibility of increasing the options that experienced reality can accommodate.