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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       Jewelry design and goldsmith, "Dania", studio & shop, 19 Shenkin st. Tel-Aviv

2001-2019       Jewelry design and mixed media, studio, Tel-Aviv



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

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

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

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

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

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

2008                Felt Workshop by Philis Hofman

2008                Paper Workshop by Annmarie Frasculi

1995                Paper Workshop by Carol Farrow, "Tut Niar", Zihron Yaacob

1991                Jewelry - Antique Techniques, Kulick Institute, New-York, USA

1989                Casting and Wax Carving, The Gemological Institute of America, California, USA


Competitions & Publications

2019                Legacy Award,The Definitive Edition, Alliages, Lille

                        ZLR Jewellery awards, Munich, Third price

2018                Second 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                The 41th invited International 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



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

                        Solo exhibition, IN PROCESS 2, Vitrina Gallery, HIT, Israel

                        Heart Failure, with Alliages gallery, AJW

                        Heart Failure, with Alliages gallery, SHMUCK, Munich

                        III Contemporary Golsmithing & Jewelry Exhibition, Museo de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, Spain

                        III Contemporary Golsmithing & Jewelry Exhibition, Museo Lazaro Galdiano,Madrid, Spain

2018                Heart Failure, Alliages, Lille, France   

                        Shibush, Vitrina Gallery, HIT, Israel

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

                        Second 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

2016                Solo exhibition, IN PROCESS, Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv, 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, Holon, 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                Solo exhibition, Mended 240, Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

                        Premio Fondazione Cominelli per il Gioiello Contemporaneo

                        Towering Above, Benyamini, Tel Aviv, Israel

                        Paper exhibition, Negev Museum, Israel

2011                Between blue and white, Mediatech, Holon, Israel

                        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

                        Rikmat Haim, Art center, Yavne, Israel

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

                        Bulb, The Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel

                        Paper Time, The Artists House, Haifa, Israel

                        Flowerpot, The Ecological Interdisciplinary Arts Gallery, Holon, Israel