Dimitris Tragkas was born on 23 Arpil 1953 in Athens, Greece. He studied at the Vakalo School of Art and Design (1972-1975) with Yannis Valavanidis and Panayotis Tetsis. He taught painting at the Popular Education Program of the Municipality of Athens. In the course of his artistic career Tragkas assumed the following roles: Stage Designer for the theater in Athens and Chios / Actor in the cinema in major roles with directors such as Alexis Damianos (The Charioteer 1992) and Dimos Avdeliodis (The Spring Assembly of Guards 1998) / Musician in collaboration with freelance groups / Chess Player competing in Greek Championship (1983-1985) and teaching chess to children and adolescents / Teacher of Painting in the Education Program of the Municipality of Athens (1985-1989) and Head of Art Courses in schools of the Primary School I.M. Panayotopoulos (1992-2005) / Martial Arts Athlete - Shotokan Karate Black Belt (1988-2009) taking part in the Greek Championship (1993-1996) / Photographer with experience primarily in travel photography / Archaeological Guide for Vergina - Pella - Dion (Explorer Editions - his travel photographs are used in Google's Greatest Sites of the World).
Dimitris Tragkas presented the following personal exhibitions: Homereion Cultural Center, Chios Island (1986); Black Squares, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens (1990); Zeppelin, Medusa Art Gallery+1, Athens (1993); Kivotos Gallery, Athens (1999); Medusa Art Gallery, Athens (2000); The Story of Square, Aenaon Art Gallery, Athens (2000); Voyage to the Void, Municipal Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia (2004). He also took part in the following group exhibitions: Panhellenic Exhibition, Piraeus (1987); Municipal Cultural Art Center, Athens (1988); To Trito Mati Art Gallery (1989); Municipal Cultural Art Center, Athens (1989); Unit D7, Technopolis, Athens (1995); Aeschylea, Eleusis (1997); Eco-Landscapes, Technopolis, Athens (1997); 1st International Biennale of Projects, Novi Sad, Serbia (1998); Aeschylea, Eleusis (1998); Municipal Cultural Centre, Piraeus (1999); Turk-Yunan, Ankara, Turkey (2000); Mythologien des Buches, Frankfurt, Germany (2001); Concorso Internationale per la Fiaba Illustrata, Bordano, Italy (2002); Cow Parade, Athens (2006); Aenaon Art Gallery, Athens (2007). He edited the following publications: Black Squares, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens (1990); Zeppelin, Medusa Art Gallery+1, Athens (1993); The Story of Square, Patakis Editions, Athens (2000); Dimitris Tragkas 1990-2000, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens (2000).
Dimitris Tragkas continues to live and work in Athens.