Contrasting materials, touching points, moments of tension.

Creating a possible connotation and meaning that tell a story.

A thought, a feeling. How we refer to our surrounding world.

Precious fractures of garbage, the meaning of recycling.

Can I mend and fix every wound? Is this jewelry or maybe metal splints?

Dania Chelminsky CV

1961                    Mexico. Living and working in Israel.

1988-2000          "Dania", studio & shop, 19 Shenkin st. Tel-Aviv

2001-2022          Jewelry design and mixed media, studio, Tel-Aviv

Training

2017-2018          Masters Degree in Integrated Design (M. Design), HIT, Israel, Deans List

2001-2002          Design for the Performing Arts, Shenkar Institute, Ramat-Gan,Israel

1991                    Gemology, The Gemological Institute, Ramat-Gan, Israel

                            Jewelry - Antique Techniques, Kulick Institute, New-York, USA

1989                    Jewelry Design, The Gemological Institute of America, California, USA

                            Casting and Wax Carving, The Gemological Institute of America, CA, USA

1986-87               Metalsmith studies, Omanit Jewelry and Design School, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1982-85               B.Sc. in Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Competitions & Publications

2021                    Ring Redux, The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, by Ursula Ilse- Newman

2019                    Metalsmith, vol.39 ,Stirring voices from an Ancient Land, Ursula Ilse-Newman

                             Current Obsession, AWD

                             Legacy Award,The Definitive Edition, Alliages, Lille

                             ZLR Jewellery awards, Munich, Third price

2018                    II Latin American Cont. Jewelry Biennial, First mention

2016                    Calcalist, Ruth Barnea

                             Porfolio,Yuval Saar

                             Dezignzoom, Sigal Namir

2014                    "Showcase 1000 Beads", Lark Books"

                             I LOVE YOU Design Jewelry and Accesories

2013                    Exhibition of Korea Craft Designer association

                            JEWELBOOK Int.annualof contemporary jewel art, stichtingkunstboek

2012                    "Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry" , Lark Books

2009                    "Atmosphere" Magazine, Article

2009                    "500 PLASTIC JEWELRY DESIGNS", A Groundbreaking Survey of A Modern Material, Lark Books

2008                    "Shamenet" Magazine, Article

2007                    Alix De Rothchild competition – " Reflections " – First prize

Collections

                            Eretz Israel Museum

                            SCAD, Art museum, Georgia, USA

                            Espace Solidor, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

                            Susan Grant Lewin collection

Solo Exhibitions

2020                    NOPALI, Athens Jewelry Week, Benaki Museum

                             Nopali, Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2019                    IN PROCESS 2, Vitrina Gallery, HIT, Israel

                             Museo Lazaro Galdiano,Madrid, Spain

2016                    IN PROCESS, Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2012                    Mended 240, Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Group Exhibitions

2022                    Gioelli en Fermento, Contemporary Jewelry, Bologna, Italy

                             Until Death do us part, Alliages gallery, SHMUCK, Munich

                             Sea Creatures, Geological Museum,Ramat Hasharon,Israel

                             Until Death do us part, Alliages, Lille, France

2021                    Between a Break and A Breakdown, Tower of David, Jerusalem, Israel

                            Double Yellow Line, Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, Moscow

                            HO!HO!HO!, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich, Switzerland

                             Local Boundaries, Handshake Israel, Geological Museum, Israel

                            III Bienal Latinoamericana de joyeria contemp., Buenos Aires, Argentina

                             Wood + Body: Expressions of Contemporary Jewelry – The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia

                             Gioelli en Fermento, Contemporary Jewelry award 20/21, Italy

                             TLV Biennial, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

                             Temporary Fracture, Artura, Rupin, Israel

2020                    Broken Beauty with Alliages gallery, SHMUCK, Munich

                             Broken Beauty, Alliages, Lille, France

2019                    Jewelry Making:Past & Present, Islamic Art Museum, Jerusalem

                             The Alliages collection,Museum Espace Solidor, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

                             Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces, Benaki Museum, AJW, Greece

                             Heart Failure, with Alliages gallery, AJW

                             Heart Failure, with Alliages gallery, SHMUCK, Munich

                             III Jewelry Exhibition, Museo de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, Spain               

2018                    Heart Failure, Alliages, Lille, France

                             Shibush, Vitrina Gallery, HIT, Israel

                             Saison France Israel 2018, Benedikt Aichele Atellier, Paris, France

                             II Latin American Cont. Jewelry Biennial,Museo Jose Hernandez, Argentine

                             Les Recontres Bijoux France-Israel, Inst. de bijouterie de Saumur, France

                             Intersecting Spaces, Athens Jewelry week, Benaki Museum, Greece

                             Chaos,Alliages at Melting Point, Valencia, Spain

                             Israel 70 years of Craft & Design,MINGEI Museum, San Diego, USA

                             Chaos,Alliages at SHMUCK, Werkstatt Gallery, Munich,Germany

                             Yearning,Geological Museum,Ramat Hasharon,Israel

                             Chaos,Alliages, Lille, France

2017                    In Between,20 years of local Design,Periscope Gallery,Tel Aviv,Israel

                             On the Edge, Israeli Paper, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

                             Black Diamond, The NB School of Design and Education, Haifa, Israel

2015                    Sieraadartfair, Medical Pavillion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                             Israeli jewelry 7, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

                             Jewelry", ITAMI International Exhibition, Itami, Japan

                             Telling Proverbs, Narratives in Contemporary Metal and Jewelry Art, Israel

                             Layers, Contemporary Jewelry, Yafo Museum, Yafo, Israel

                             Blossoms from the Land of God, Shanghai, China

2014                    HO!HO!HO!, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich, Switzerland

                             BIJOUX = ART, The Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

                             Crossing Borders, The NB School of Design and Education, Haifa, Israel           

                             The Secret Life of Jewelry, Art Center Sarasota, Florida,USA

                             BIJOUX, Norton Museum of Art, Florida,USA

                             Telling Tales, Narratives in Contemporary Metal and Jewelry Art, Israel

2013                    LOOT 2013, Museum of Art And Design, New York, USA

                            Paper Bienalle, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

                            Ceramics Biennale, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

                            Fresh Design, Tel Aviv, Israel

                            Werkspace, contemporary jewelry, Interalia, Tel Aviv, Herzlia, Jerusalem

                            Design for Coexistence, Tongmyong univ. Busan, Korea

                            BIJOUX, Norton Museum of Art, Florida,USA

2012                    Premio Fondazione Cominelli per il Gioiello Contemporaneo           

                            Paper exhibition, Negev Museum, Israel2011

                            Designed in Israel 4, The Design Museum, Holon, Israel

                            In Between Int. Paper Art exhibition, The Wilfrid Israel Museum, Israel

                            Mediterraneo, Int.l exposition of Contemporary Jewelry, Livorno, Italy             

2010                    Sequences; Identities, Israeli jewelry 5, Eretz Israel Museum

                            Designed in Israel 3, The port of Tel Aviv

2009                    Jewelry, ITAMI International Craft Exhibition, Itami, Japan

                            Paper Time, The Artists House, Haifa, Israel

                            Flowerpot, The Ecological Interdisciplinary Arts Gallery, Holon, Israel