Dina Danish

Dina Danish

Artist Statement

I will make thirty-five paintings to represent Post-its. Each Post-it will read: “Back in x minute(s),” depending on the edition (x=from 1–35). Machines make numerous identical standard sized Post-its. I want to make numerous identical standard sized Post-its. Because I am NOT a machine each Post-it MUST be slightly different.

Biography

Dina Danish was born in 1981 in Paris, France. She works between Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Cairo, Egypt. In 2005 Danish graduated with BA from The American University in Cairo and subsequently received her MFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco in 2008. A recent graduate from the Rijksakademie/De Ateliers Residency, Danish is currently a finalist for the Celeste Prize in Rome, Italy and was the winner of the illy Present Future Prize at Artissima 18 in 2011. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at SpazioA, Pistoia (2012); and Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich (2011). She has participated in numerous group shows including Not in A Million Years, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam (2012); Run, Comrade, The Old World is Behind You, Kunsthall Oslo (2011); and Fantasy for Allan Kaprow, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, in collaboration with Objectif Exhibitions and Kunsthalle Bern (2009).