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BIOGRAPHY

Israel, b.1969
Dina is a conceptual photographer specializing in the creation of visual series that place the mundane and everyday in unusual settings to inspire insight into the human condition. Her two recent projects are ‘Fallen Princesses’, 2009 and ‘In the Dollhouse’, 2011. ‘Fallen Princesses’ is an ironic look at children’s parables, from Grimm fairy tales to Walt Disney. By placing iconic characters such as Little Red Riding Hood or Snow White in modern situations, the series became a commentary on such everyday scourges as poverty, obesity, cancer and pollution. ‘In the Dollhouse’ is a series that plays out as a narrative, peeking into the home and marriage of the world’s most iconic dolls, Barbie, and her partner Ken. It offers a profound commentary on the transient nature of beauty, the difficulty of marriage and the importance of authenticity. These works have been recognized for their metaphorical and ironical messages, which transcends cultural borders and have sparked much conversation and accolades from academics, editors and bloggers around the world. Dina recently finished her third large scale series ‘Gods of Suburbia’. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Goldstein lives with her filmmaker husband and their two lovely young girls.

EDUCATION

1993       Langara Arts – Photography

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Palazzo Flangini, Venice, Italy
Virginie Barrou Planquart, Paris, France
Collections, Central Dupon, Paris, France
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ
Collections, Central Dupon, Paris, France
In the Dollhouse, Rize Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
Gods of Suburbia, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2015

Collections, Central Dupon, Paris, France
Fallen Princesses, Playtime Productions and Opiom Gallery, Public Exhibition, Mediatheque, Mousans-Sartoux, France

2014

Prix Virginia, Paris, France: Jury curated by Marie Descourtieux & Sylvia Schildge

2013

In the Dollhouse, 20 Year Retrospective, Capture Photo Festival, XX, Vancouver, Canada
In the Dollhouse, Art Mur Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Fallen Princesses, Traveling exhibition, Musee Femme, Quebec

2009

Fallen Princesses, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2005

Trackrecord, Gallery L’Opera, Paris, France

2004

Trackrecord, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2001

Images of Gaze, Naamat Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
Sidney & Gertrude Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming: 2017

Leaves from the Garden of Eden: One Hundred Classic Jewish Tales, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2016

Once Upon in A Fairy Tale, Mart Photography Centre, Yekaterinberg, Russia
Dauegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea
The Girl Next Door, Haarlem, Holland
Gods of Suburia, Art Souterrain, Montreal Quebec

2015

Fallen Princesses, Rencontres Internationles de La Photographie En Gaspie, Quebec, Canada
In the Dollhouse, FOTOGRAFICA BOGOTA BIANAL, Photography Museum Colombia
Gods of Suburbia, Diamond Foundation Private Collections, Vancouver, Canada

2014

Rencontres Internationales De La Photographie En Gaspésie, Quebec, Canada

2013

Gods of Suburbia, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Canada Capture Photo Festival , Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver, Canada,
Fallen Princesses, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah
Fallen Princesses, OUT / OFF – Mumbai, India Chameleon Art Projects, Mumbai, India

2012

Fallen Princesses, Venice Arsenale, Arte Laguna, Venice, Italy

2011

Art Mur Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2010

Bielsko-Biala FotoArt Festival, Poland

2003

Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

SELECTED AWARDS/PRIZES

2016

Sony Awards Short List
Arte Laguna, Photographic Selection

2015

2015 International Colour Awards

2014

Prix Virginia, Paris, France Grand Prize

2013

International Color Awards, Fine Art Finalist

2012

The Big F Award, Framed Awards

Selected for Art Basel

2011

Arte Laguna Special Prize Winner

Art Takes Miami / Art Basel Top 100 picks

2009

American Photography Annual 25

Popular Photography, reader’s competition

International Color Awards, Fine Art Finalist

2008

1st Place ‘Magazine Cover Art’, Applied Arts Magazine

2006

Nominee, ‘David Screams’, Black and White Spider Awards

1st Place, ‘Ice Cream’, International Colour Awards

2004

1st Place, ‘Hands’, Applied Arts Magazine

1st Place, ‘Trackrecord Exhibit Poster’ Applied Arts Magazine

2003

3rd Place, ‘Trackrecord Exhibit Poster’, Nikon PDN awards

Top 10, ‘Ice Cream’, Photo Life Magazine

2002

Nominee, ‘Manifesto of Fun’, Western Magazine Awards

2001

Nominee, ‘Home Wrecked’, Western Magazine Awards

1999

Nominee, ‘Dig It’, Western Magazine Awards

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013

Bacchilega, Cristina Bacchilega, Professor of English, University of Hawaii- Manoa, Honolulu, HI, Essay, Fairy Tales Transformed, 2013
Irish Examiner, Rita de Brun, Happily Ever After, Article, 2013
Independent on Sunday, Anna Basset, Happily Ever After, Article, 2013
Dr. Maria del Mar Perez-Gil, Amaltea: Journal of Myth Criticism. “El cuento de hadas feminista y las hablas manipuladas del mito: de la literatura a las artes visuales” Spain, 2013
Le Devoir, Émilie Folie-Boivin, Montreal, Canada, Article, May 05, 2013
Maxi Magazine, Korinna Kurze, Und Wenn Sie Nicht, Article, Febuary, 2013
Polka Magazine, Richard Lacroix, France, Article, 2013

2012

Amica Magazine, Anna Savini, Italy, Article, September
Augsburger-Allgemeine, Wochenend Journal, Wolfgang Schütz, Austria, December 08, 2012
Project Berlin, Exhibition catalogue, Germany, 2012
Le Livres Scolaire, Histoire Des Arts, Le Conte traditionnel repris et parodie, France, Text Book, 2012
Maria Del Mar Perez Gil, The Feminist Fairy Tale and the Manipulation Speech Of Myth from Literature and Visual Art, University De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Dissertation, 2012
More, USA, Article, April ,2012
SOHO, Columbia, Article, May 2010

2011

American Photography Annual 25, Selected Artist
Anderson Amanda L., A Dissertation, The Scripts that Tame Us: “Beauty and the Beast” As Vehicle of Cultural Construction and Deconstruction.
Design Magazine, Miriam Polding, United Emerites, Article, March/ April 2011
FotoOpen, FotoArt Festival, Exhibition catalogue, Poland, 2011

2010

Art & Travel, Germany, February
Ein neuer Anfang, Mathilde Nygaard, Text book, Denmark, 2010
Jewish Woman, Tomchin, Susan, USA, Interview, 2010
Labay, Leighkaren, HAHA Mag, USA, Interview, August 2010
Le Monde, France, Blog, 2010
Linda Magazine, Marleen Janssen, Netherlands, Article, September 2010
Look Magazine, Greece, Article, 2010
Marie Claire, Latha Sunadh, India, Article, January, 2010
Quo, Menos Lobos, Spain, Article, May, 2010

2009

Bravo Art, Moreschi, Bruno, Brazil, Article, August, 2009
Courier Newspaper, Rossi Cheryl, Canada, Article, 2009
CTV Canada ‘Fallen Princesses at the Gallery’, TV interview, 2009
Daily Telegraph, dailytelegraph.co.uk blog, UK, June 25, 2009
Fanny Keifer, Shaw TV, Canada, TV Interview, 2009
Emeequis ,Mendiburu, Diego, Spain, Article, February, 2009
Fotografi, Michael Dee, Germany, Article and Cover, March, 2009
Gustov, Rider, Brine, Art and Design, Switzerland, Interview, 2009
Jewish Independent, Joshua Spiro, Canada, Article, October 16, 2009
La Monde.fr, blog, France, June 17, 2009
La Repubblica, larepublica.it, blog, Italy, June 23, 2009
Miami Herald Woods, Casey, USA, Interview, March 29, 2009

2007

JPG Magazine, Goldstein, Dina, “Trackrecord”, USA, Article, March 01,2007

2004

Geist Arts and Culture, ‘Trackrecord”, Geist Foundation, Canada,

2002

CBC, Wayne Rostad, ‘On The Road’, Canada, TV Interview, 2002