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About Daria Konshtik

Daria Konshtik was born in Makeyevka, Ukraine, in 1985 and immigrated to Israel in 1995. Konshtik graduated Minshar school of art in 2017, and Camera Obscura school of Art in 2021, studying Editing and Post Production (EPP). Konshtik is a multidisciplinary artist who works with painting, drawing, photography, and video-art. Since graduating from ‘Minshar’, Konshtik has participated in dozens of group exhibitions in Israel and abroad.

Konshtik derives inspiration from fairy tales, myths and legends, “framing” her works with painted decorative ornaments, stylized with bold and vivid colours. Her imaginary and at times naïve works are composed of symbols and signs, depicting Russian folk tales, Greek mythology and Jewish ceremonies on canvas surface and a screen.

By recreating the traditional Russian doll – Matryoshka – serving as the artist’s alter ego for examining her identity as an immigrant, – Konshtik deals with questions regarding the influence and convergence of Russian and Ukrainian cultures in the realm of Israeli discourse. Using a vibrant palette of colours that characterizes traditional Slavic costumes, Konshtik interweaving them with Middle Eastern motifs, such as palm and olive trees.

Traditional symbols, folklore, and cultural customs in Konshtik works are characterized as psychological constructs at the boundary of the conscious and unconscious, between the personal and the collective.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 – Mother Tongue, Lotan Gallery, Old Jaffa, Israel
2020 – The Immigrants, Daria Konshtik & Dorit Beck, N.D.Gallery, Ramat Gan, Israel
2017 – Games People Play, Graduates’ Exhibition, Minshar School Of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

FILM FESTIVALS

2022 - Splice Film Fest, Brooklyn, NYC - Screening 'Mother Tongue' - Honorable Mention
​2022 - Miraban UK Film Awards - Screening 'Mother Tongue' - Finalist
​2022 - Near Nazareth Festival (NNF), Israel - Screening 'Mother Tongue' - Official Selection in Video Art Category
​2022 - High Tatras Film & Video Festival, Slovakia - Screening 'Mother Tongue' - Finalist

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 - Naïve Fashion/Fashionably Naïve, GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
​2022 - Minshar Autumn Salon, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
​​2022 - Outside the Box IV, ARTiq - LGBTQ+ Community, Jaffa, Israel
2022 – Abstract Mind, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea
2021 – Naïve in the Time of Corona, GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
​2021 – Folklore and Traditions, Millepiani, Rome, Italy (Cat.)
2021 – The Exhibition That Was Not, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2021 – Decontexts, Millepiani, Rome, Italy
2021 – The Virtual Art Fair, Fourth Edition, Online Exhibition, UK.
2020 – Net +30, The 30th Anniversary of Aliyah from USSR, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem, Israel.
2020 – Protest for Progress, Virtual Exhibition, ZEST Hall – In Partnership with Leeds City Museum, UK
2020 – Outside the Box, 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 – Beyond Words, International Multidisciplinary Art Event, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2018 – Paint Shapira, The Red House Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

GRANDS & AWARDS

2021 – AICF – America-Israel Cultural Foundation

Daria Konshtik

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