Daria Konshtik was born in Makeyevka, Ukraine in 1985 (former USSR). In 1995 she immigrated to Israel. Currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. Konshtik is a multidisciplinary artist, working in painting, drawing, performance, installation, photography, and video-art - examining topics such as identity, gender, feminism, analytical psychology, childhood and racism.
As someone born in Ukraine and raised in Israel, Konshtik deals with questions regarding the influence and convergence of Russian and Ukrainian cultures in the realm of Israeli discourse. The artist 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.
Artist Talk | Festival Sail - Creation Space for Creators| GAMES PEOPLE PLAY + STIGMA / ANIMA&ANIMUS | (heb + heb sub) | June 2020