Daria Konshtik was born in Makeyevka, Ukraine, in 1985 and immigrated to Israel in 1995. Konshtik 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 a B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences, and since August 2020 Konshtik studies Visual Content Creation for New Media, Diploma studies, in Camera Obscura school of Art (Tel Aviv). Since graduating from ‘Minshar’, Daria has participated in dozens of group exhibitions in Israel.
Daria Konshtik is a multidisciplinary artist working in 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 while it was still part of the 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.
2020 – The Immigrants, Daria Konshtik & Dorit Beck, N.D.Gallery, Ramat Gan. Curator: Ronit Roth Haddad
2017 – Games People Play, Graduates’ Exhibition, Minshar School Of Art, Tel Aviv. Curator: Meital Katz-Minerbo
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 – Corona-Art, Artists’ House, Herzliya, Israel. Curator: Yael Ben-Shaul
2020 – Protest for Progress, Virtual Exhibition, ZEST Hall, UK. Curated by: Round Lemon Community
2020 – Art Covid Times, Gan Shmuel Art Gallery, Gan Shmuel, Israel. Curators: Adi Yekutieli, Orit Kulikovsky
2020 – Outside the Box, ARTiq – LGBTQ Community, Jaffa, Israel. Curators: Yael Rozin, Liav Mizrahi
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
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 – Paint Shapira, The Red House Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Oren Fischer, Dafna Reshef