Dana Nechmad is an interdisciplinary artist working with painting, drawing, embroidery and video. She is interested in moments of emotional threshold and how they are manifested in the body. Through figurative, abstract and textual gestures, Nechmad brings to the surface internal marks experienced within.

Education:

2016 - 2018: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Illinois / MFA

2015: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Illinois / Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and drawing

2012 - 2014: Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel / MA in Philosophy

2007 - 2010: Libera Accademia di Belle Arti (L.A.B.A), Florence, Italy / BFA in Painting

2007 - 2010: Certificate / Angel Academy of Arts, Florence, Italy 

 

Selected Exhibitions:

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2022: ‘Stepping Stones’, Loushy Art & Projects, Tel Aviv, Israel (Curated by Meir Loushy)

2022: ‘Segment #3: Mother and Child’, Almacén Gallery, Jaffa, Israel (Curated by Yaniv Lachman)

2019: ‘In Tension’, The Bee in the Lion gallery, New York, New York (Curated by Bee Tham)

2019: ‘Woman, Womyn, Womxn’, duo show with David Heo, Young Curators, New Ideas, Detroit Art Week, Trumbull and Porter Hotel, Detroit, MI (Curated by Luna Goldberg)

2011: ‘Stealth units’, as part of International Women’s Day, Villa Dallal, Neve Zedek, Tel Aviv, Israel


 

Group Exhibitions: 

2022: 'And the World was Pretty Wonderful', Raw Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (Curated by Maya Bamberger)

2022: ‘Fruit of Labor’, Room 57 Gallery, New York, New York

2022: ‘The Big Embroidery’, On the cliff gallery, Natenya, Israel (Curated by Adi Yekutieli)

2021: Fresh Paint Art Fair, Artists’ Greenhouse, Tel Aviv, Israel (Curated by Raz Shapira)

2019: 'Take Care', Ground Level gallery, Chicago, Illinois (Curated by Luna Goldberg)

2019: ‘I am you Venus’, The Bee in the Lion gallery, New York, New York  (Curated by Bee Tham)

2019: ‘Our Elements’, Lower East Side Girls Club, New York, New York

2018: Site-specific Installation, ‘Pen Incest’, Gallery 062, Chicago, Illinois

2018: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ‘MFA thesis exhibition’, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Illinois

2018: Video screening, 'Mooving Image', Lithium Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2017: ‘Reunion II’, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2017: ‘Netflix and Chill’, Apartment Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2017: ‘Declarations of Contemporary’, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois

2017: ‘Who is She?’, DFBRL8R Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (curated by Kirsten Leenaars)

2016: Video screening, ‘Art Video International Festival’, Jerusalem, Israel

2016: Video screening, ‘CHICAGQ’, Chicago, Illinois, and Góis/Coimbra, Portugal

2016: ‘One in Herself’, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2015: ‘Bad Painting’, SAIC Open Studio Night, Chicago, Illinois

2014: ‘For Your Eyes Only”, Hecht House, Haifa, Israel (curated by Moti Harari)

2013: ‘Face Off’, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (curated by Adi Gura)

2013: ‘Inside the Whale’ at The Container, Jaffa, Israel

2012: ‘Art of the Heart’, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Israel (curated by Smadar Shefi)

2012:  Reid Hall Paris, France (curated by Gregory Amenoff)

2011: ‘Pintzeta', Tel Aviv, Israel (curated by Yael Braun)

2011:  NATAL organization, Tel Aviv, Israel (curated by Tamar Dresdner)

2010: ‘The Museum Windows’, Ramat Aviv, Israel

 

Awards and grants:

2019: The Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration grant

2017: New American Painting ,juried exhibition-in-print,  issue #131

2016-2018: New Artist Society Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2011:  First prize at the Merilyncomparetto international online competition

 

Collections:

 

Dubi Shiff Art collection

Joan Flasch artist book Collection

John M. Flaxman Library 

LunArt Collection

Private Collections

Publications:

2022: ‘To be haunted by Ghosts’, Uzi Tzur, Haaretz

https://www.haaretz.co.il/literature/closeoneeye/2022-09-07/ty-article/.premium/00000183-119c-d1c7-a383-51dec71d0000

2022: Reut Barnea, ‘Embroidering a Story’, Textura Magazine

https://textura-mag.org/views/1025/

2021: Sharon Golan Meiri, ‘Wearing a Mufleta, Embroidering words’, Mako Culture magazine,

https://www.mako.co.il/culture-books-and-theatre/Article-7c1a9ccfec1ac71026.htm

2021: ODDA Magazine interview /  issue #17: Connections.

2021: ‘The Cry of Art: On Violence against Women in Israel’ / Curated and edited by Shula Keshet and Yaara Raz Haklai. Published by Achoti foundation 

https://achoti.com/products/product-301

2019: Take Care publication edited by Luna Goldberg / Ground Level platform Chicago Illinois

2018: ADF Magazine / Interview. Japan

https://www.adfwebmagazine.jp/chicago-art-scene-vol-3/?fbclid=IwAR0v9HFcGMa7wKkNawWXtpVacyi0rNmiinQiR5i1WBRhKDkWQQiMlkKF0B4

2018: Studio Visit Magazine volume 41

http://studiovisitmagazine.com/volume-forty-one-participants

2018: Voyage Chicago / Interview. Chicago Illinois

http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-dana-nechmad-dana-nechmad-loop/

2017: Dubi Shiff Art collection and permanent exhibition catalog /Curator: Iris Barak.  Tel Aviv, Israel