Dina Danish

Artistic Practice: Autonoom

Dina Danish (1981, Paris, France) is an artist and educator.
Dina’s work is inspired by overlooked historical moments, by language and structure, incorporating humour and misunderstanding.

In addition to teaching at at the Fine Arts department in the autonoom section at KABK, Dina is teaching mentor at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and has been guest teaching at various other places, including Sandberg Institute and The American University in Cairo.

Recently, Dina co-curated an exhibition with the Rijskakademie collection in celebration of its 150 year anniversary. She also took part at the KABK Reserach Group.

Growing up in Cairo, Egypt, Dina received her BA from the American University in Cairo, followed by an MFA from CCA in San Francisco. Dina has taken part in artist residencies including the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Spinola Banna in Italy; PiST/// in Istanbul and A.i.R. Dubai; and was most recently an Affiliated Fellow at The American Academy in Rome.

Her work was seen and performed at various venues including at Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, IT; Stedelijk Museum Schiedam; Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam; Kunsthall Oslo; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Beirut, Cairo; De Nederlandsche Bank; de Appel, Amsterdam; Pool Projects, Zurich; the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Kunstverein, the Projects Arts Centre, Dublin, and at the South London Gallery.

Awards received and shortlisted for include for the Volkskrant Award, Abraaj Art Prize, Illy Present Future, Celeste Award and the Barclay Simpson Award in San Francisco.

Dina’s work is represented by Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam), Rita Urso (Milan) and Barbara Seiler (Zurich).