Daria Konshtik was born in Makeyevka, Ukraine, in 1985 and immigrated to Israel in 1995. Daria graduated Minshar school of art in 2017. Her graduate exhibition ‘Games People Play’ was mentioned by Hagit Peleg Rotem in her article about ‘Graduates of 2017’ published in ‘Portfolio’ magazine. Since 2018 Konshtik studies at The Open University of Israel to receive B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences, and since 2019 Daria studies photography in Camera Obscura school of Art (Tel Aviv).
Daria is a multidisciplinary artist, expressing herself through painting, drawing, performance, installation, photography and video-art. She examines topics such as identity, gender, feminism, analytical psychology, childhood and racism. As someone born in Ukraine (USSR) and raised in Israel, Konshtik deals with questions regarding the influence and convergence of Russian and Ukrainian cultures in the realm of Israeli discourse. Konshtik 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, Daria uses a rich palette of colors; which allows her to disseminate the grains of naïveté and infantility of her internal world, into the realm of imagery. Traditional symbols, folklore and cultural customs in Konshtik’s works are portrayed by psychological content rowing through the tunnel of the conscious and unconscious, between the personal and the collective.
2019 – Beauty Salon, Boutique Barber Shop of Shay Gadon, Tel Aviv
2017 – Games People Play, Graduates’ Exhibition, Minshar School Of Art, Tel Aviv. Curator: Meital Katz-Minerbo
2019 – Intransition ll, In Support of the Trans Community, The Prince Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Rotem Faifer
2019 – La Culture: Object/Spirit, Illustration Week, Mazeh 9 Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Itay Blaish
2019 – Reflection, The Prince Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ella Cohen
2019 – 100th Anniversary of Bauhause, The Prince Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ella Cohen
2018 – Intransition, Cuckoo’s Nest Gallery, Jaffa. Curator: Naama Klaiman
2018 – LaCulture: HOME, Illustration Week, Mazeh 9 Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Itay Blaish
2018 – LIFE Museum, Bialik – Rogozin School, Tel Aviv. Curator: Liat Zichron-Yafa, Yair Barak
2018 – AFULIZ, Interdisciplinary Art Festival, Afula. Curators: Pavel Havkin, Oz Zloof
2018 – Beyond Words, International Multidisciplinary Art Event, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Dr. Liliana Orbach
2018 – Nope, Still Can’t See Any Difference! Abraham Hostel Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Ksenia Nazarov, Olga Yerushalmi
2018 – Paint Shapira, The Red House Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Oren Fischer, Dafna Reshef
2017 – Exhibition for Levinsky Garden Library, Benyamini Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ravit Harari
2015 – Exhibition of Israeli Art – Israel AIDS Task Force, Bank Hapoalim, Tel Aviv. Curator: Lee Mor Cohen (Cat.)