Dana Nechmad is an interdisciplinary artist working with painting, drawing, embroidery and video.
She is interested in moments of emotional threshold. Through figurative, abstract and textual gestures, Nechmad brings to the surface internal marks experienced within the body.
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
Group exhibition, 'Fruits of Labor', Room 57 Gallery, New York, New York
Solo exhibition, Loushy Art & Projects, Tel Aviv, Israel
Solo exhibition, Almacen, Jaffa, Israel
Group exhibition, ‘The Big Embroidery’, On the Cliff Gallery, Natenya, Israel (Curated by Adi Yekutieli)
Fresh Paint Art Fair, Artists’ Greenhouse, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Duo Exhibition, ‘Woman, Womyn, Womxn’, Young Curators, New Ideas, Detroit Art Week, Trumbull and Porter Hotel, Detroit, MI.
Group Exhibition, 'Take Care', Ground Level gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Solo Exhibition, ‘In Tension’, The Bee in the Lion gallery, New York, New York.
Group Exhibition, ‘I am you Venus’, The Bee in the Lion gallery, New York, New York.
Group Exhibition, ‘Our Elements’, Lower East Side Girls Club, New York, New York
Site-specific Installation, ‘Pen Incest’, Gallery 062, Chicago, Illinois
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ‘MFA thesis exhibition’, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
Video screening, 'Mooving Image', Lithium Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Group Exhibition, ‘Reunion II’, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Group Exhibition, ‘Netflix and Chill’, Apartment Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Group Exhibition, ‘Declarations of Contemporary’, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois
Group Exhibition, ‘Who is She?’, DFBRL8R Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (curated by Kirsten Leenaars)
Video screening, ‘Art Video International Festival’, Jerusalem, Israel
Video screening, ‘CHICAGQ’, Chicago, Illinois, and Góis/Coimbra, Portugal
Group Exhibition, ‘One in Herself’, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Group Exhibition, ‘Bad Painting’, SAIC Open Studio Night, Chicago, Illinois
Group Exhibition, ‘For Your Eyes Only”, Hecht House, Haifa, Israel (curated by Moti Harari)
Group Exhibition, ‘Face Off’, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (curated by Adi Gura)
Group Exhibition, ‘Inside the Whale’ at The Container, Jaffa, Israel
Group Exhibition, ‘Art of the Heart’, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Israel (curated by Smadar Shefi)
Group Exhibition, Reid Hall Paris, France (curated by Gregory Amenoff)
Group Exhibition, ‘Pintzeta', Tel Aviv, Israel (curated by Yael Braun)
Group Exhibition, NATAL organization, Tel Aviv, Israel (curated by Tamar Dresdner)
Solo Exhibition, ‘Stealth units’, as part of International Women’s Day, Villa Dallal, Neve Zedek, Tel Aviv, Israel
Group Exhibition, ‘The Museum Windows’, Ramat Aviv, Israel
Group Exhibition, Sei Divino, Florence, Italy
Awards, grants and Publications:
Mako Culture, Sharon Golan Meiri,
The Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration grant
ODDA Magazine interview / issue #17: Connections.
Take Care publication edited by Luna Goldberg / Ground Level platform Chicago Illinois
ADF Magazine / Interview. Japan
Studio Visit Magazine volume 41
Voyage Chicago / Interview. Chicago Illinois
New American Painting ,juried exhibition-in-print, issue #131
Dubi Shiff Art collection and permanent exhibition catalog /Curator: Iris Barak. Tel Aviv, Israel
New Artist Society Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2011: First prize at the Merilyncomparetto international online competition
Dubi Shiff Art collection
Joan Flasch artist book Collection
John M. Flaxman Library
Rappaport Family collection