Daria Konshtik

Daria Konshtik
b. 1985, Makeyevka, Ukraine
1995 Immigrated to Israel
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
Member of the Israeli Professional Visual Artists Association

Education
2020-21 New Media Studies, Diploma, Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
2013-17 Graduate of the Art Department, Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv

Grants & Awards
2021 AICF – America-Israel Cultural Foundation

Solo Exhibitions
2020 The Immigrants, Duo Exhibition with Dorit Beck, N.D. Gallery, Ramat Gan, Israel
2017 Games People Play, Graduates’ Exhibition, Minshar School Of Art, Tel Aviv

Biennale
2021 Dictatorship of Political Correctness, International Biennale of Political Activism Art, Online, IAVPOA, Lithuania

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 The Exhibition That Was Not, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv
2021 Decontexts, Millepiani, Rome, Italy
2021 Outside the Box lll, ARTiq – LGBTQ+ Community, Jaffa, Israel
2021 The Virtual Art Fair, Online Exhibition, UK
2020 Net +30, The 30th Anniversary of Aliyah from USSR, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem
2020 Corona-Art, Herzliya Municipal Gallery, Israel
2020 Protest for Progress, Virtual Exhibition, ZEST Hall – In Partnership with Leeds City Museum, UK
2020 Art Covid Times, Gan Shmuel Art Gallery, Gan Shmuel, Israel
2020 Outside the Box ll, ARTiq – LGBTQ+ Community, Jaffa, Israel
2019 Intransition ll, In Support of the Trans Community, The Prince Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2019 La Culture: Object/Spirit, Illustration Week, Mazeh 9 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2018 AFULIZ, Interdisciplinary Art Festival, Afula, Israel
2018 Beyond Words, International Multidisciplinary Art Event, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2018 Paint Shapira, The Red House Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Having been born in Ukraine and raised in Israel, Konshtik deals with questions regarding the influence and convergence of Russian and Ukrainian cultures in the realm of Israeli discourse. The artist examines her identity as a Russian woman in Israel, by way of a traditional Russian doll – Matryoshka, serving as her alter ego.
In her works, Konshtik uses a vibrant palette of colors that characterize traditional Ukrainian and Russian costumes that she combines with Middle Eastern motifs. Traditional symbols, folklore, and cultural customs in Konshtik works are characterized as psychological constructs at the boundary

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