Dimitra Mpairaktari was born and raised in Cologne and belongs to the third generation of Greek migrants. After graduating from school she moved to Greece, where she studied at the Department of Visual and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts, University of Western Macedonia. She has participated in numerous projects and exhibitions all over Greece. Recent exhibitions in- clude ‘’Made in Greece’’ (IsNotGallery, Nicosia), and ‘’De- touch’’ (Arts Factory, Santorini). Other recent exhibitions include ‘’Rembrand name’’ (Lola Nikolaou Gallery); ‘’Light Thickens’’ (Goethe-Institut); ‘’7ply Project 2015’’ (Center of Contemporary Art); these all in Thessaloniki where she now lives and works.
With regard to her bicultural identity, her work deals with the issue of identity balance, the influence of two different cultures and assimilation into the whole, the collective culture and memory.