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


Selected Exhibitions:


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

LunArt Collection

Private Collections