Yanna Kali was born in Athens in 1981. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2007 with excellent. In 2017 she starts postgraduate studies at Ionian University at the department of AudioVisual Arts with main subject AudioVisual Arts in the Digital Age. She gets involved with many kinds of art such as installations, drawings, constructions, performance. Recently she was selected with nine more artists from all over the world to participate in a residency at Daugavpis Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia. The result of the two weeks residency was the creation of two dimensional works with the use of coloured pencils and graphites on paper. The works that she produced during the residency are now belonging at the collection of Mark Rothko Art Centre. She was selected to participate at Derwent Art Prize in London at 2016 and at the exhibition Life After Death in Pafos-Cyprus at 2017. In 2011 she took part at 15th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, entitled Symbiosis? In Thessaloniki and Rome.
Yanna Kali has participated in many group exhibitions, she has done one solo exhibition and she also has many discriminations.
It is about a project that has to do with the depressed psychological spaces of the existence in the contemporary time. The viewer becomes an active element (as a voyeur) who has to discover what is hidden or what exhists "behind" the first layer. Τhen contributes at the progress and completes the painting through his active participation. With the use of graphites and coloured pencils a three dimensional illusion is created, through the drawing process. Although the subject has to do with the psychological depression the final result of the painting is optimistic.