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 2020 Konshtik studies 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 and abroad.
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, 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 of the conscious and unconscious, between the personal and the collective.
2020 – The Immigrants, Daria Konshtik & Dorit Beck, N.D.Gallery, Ramat Gan.
2017 – Games People Play, Graduates’ Exhibition, Minshar School Of Art, Tel Aviv.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 – The Virtual Art Fair, Fourth Edition, Online Exhibition, UK.
2020 – Net +30, The 30th Anniversary of Aliyah from USSR, Azrieli Gallery, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem, Israel.
2020 – Corona-Art, Artists’ House, Herzliya, Israel.
2020 – Protest for Progress, Virtual Exhibition, ZEST Hall. Curated by: Round Lemon Community 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.
2019 – La Culture: Object/Spirit, Illustration Week, Mazeh 9 Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2018 – LIFE Museum, Bialik – Rogozin School, Tel Aviv.
2018 – AFULIZ, Interdisciplinary Art Festival, Afula.
2018 – Beyond Words, International Multidisciplinary Art Event, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2018 – Paint Shapira, The Red House Art Gallery, Tel Aviv.