Dina Bova - CV

 

E-mail:                  bova_d@yahoo.com 

Residence:           Israel

 

Websites:              www.dinabova.art

Facebook:             www.facebook.com/DinaBovaArt

Birth:                    16 of June, Moscow

Last updated:       2 September 2019

 

 

About

 

  Dina Bova is a world-renowned avant-garde artist, seeking new ways in art photography. She was born in Moscow and came to Israel with her parents when she was 13 years old. 

  She is an autodidact. She started from classic photography during her travels around the world in 2007.

In her early photographs she tried to “seize the moment” in someone’s life and document the events in the surrounding world.  But, at some point she felt constrained by classic photography and turned her camera from the outside world to the inner world. She started creating her own world of subjective reality with her camera and computer.  

  Today, her artworks are far from classic photography and remind paintings of Renaissance period and at the same time neo-surrealism.

 

Artist Statement

Languages

 

English

Hebrew

Russian

Selected photography awards

 

Dina participates in exhibitions and international photography competitions.

To date, over 100 of her works were awarded over 400 prizes in 26 countries and  gained an appreciation and awards in prestigious contests worldwide, such as:

 

 - 1st place winner - La-Grande Photo Awards, 2016, Paris

 - Silver medal in PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016, France

 - 2 Silver medals - portfolio and Architecture - Tokyo photography contest - TIFA 2016, Japan

 - Grand-Prix in “Nikon International Photo Contest 2013” - out of 100000 entries from 153 countries, Japan

 - Smithsonian contest 2014 – Finalist from over 50000 entries from 132 countries.

 - Bronze medal in PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015, France

 - Gold medal in PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris 2014, France

 - Certificate of achievement 2013 - granted by the Israeli minister of culture

 - Grand-Prix in “PWP - Professional Women Photographers 2012”, New-York

 - Grand-Prix in "Donkey-Art Prize 2011" - contemporary art competition, Italy

 - Hasselblad Masters 2011 - finalist, Denmark

 - 1st place in Julia Margaret Cameron award 2011 Fine-art nude category, UK

 - Gold medal in PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris 2011, France

 - 1st place in PDN World in Focus 2010 – in outdoor scenes category, USA

 - Gold author in Aqüeducte biennial 2010, Barcelona

 - Award winner in contests: Premio Arte Laguna 2013, IPA (2010-2014), Nikon 2008-2009, Sony 2009-2010, Spider  - Awards 2011/2013, Asahi Shimbun 2010 (Japan), 69 medals (26 Golden) in international photo-contests under FIAP/PSA patronage, etc....

 

 

Selected exhibitions

 

- 2019 – Perfectly Imperfect, Farkash Art Gallery, Old Jaffa, Israel (March - April)

- 2018 – Solo exhibition - INTIMA, Israeli Photography Festival Beauty Matters exhibition, Tel-Aviv, Israel (November)

- 2018 - The 1x Decade exhibition, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China

- 2016 – Subjective reality - Art confession,  Liceo "Grigoletti" di Pordenone, December, Italy

- 2016 – Light and Color, Cinema hotel, December, Tel-Aviv

- 2015 - Nord-Art - largest contemporary art exhibition in northen Europe, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

- 2015 - 17th Annual Judeo-Christian online juried exhibition, Upstream people gallery, USA

- 2014 - Solo exhibition – The essence of fantastic reality, Rishon Le-Zion culture palace, Israel

- 2014 - Arte-Laguna-Prize – Nappe Arsenale, Venice, Italy

- 2013 - Solo exhibition - Truthful Fiction, Weil Cultural center, Israel (near 50 works)

- 2013 - Solo exhibition - Forever and the Earth, Konenkov museum of Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow (30+ works)

- 2013 - Nikon winners exhibition, Nikon salon, Tokyo/Osaka – Japan; Beijing/Shanghai - China

- 2013 - Ego - portraits exhibition, Old Jaffa Museum of Antiques, Old Jaffa, Israel

- 2013 - Journey into the Soul, Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, USA

- 2012 - Pixel in the hand of the Artist, (over 30 works) Tel-Hai Museum of Photography, Israel

- 2012 - Hivernales, Palais des Congrès Paris-Est Montreuil, France

- 2012 - Salon D’Automne, Parisian salon in Tel-Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa port, Israel

- 2012 -  MoRA - Museum of Russian Arts, Jersey City, USA

- 2012 -  2nd Biennial International Exhibition,  Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires,  Argentina

- 2012 -  Molbert Gallery in Yards of Capella, Saint Petersburg, Russia

- 2011 - Magic Realism, Center of Photography, Moscow (near 30 works)

- 2011 - Magic Realism & Real Magic, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv (25 works)

- 2011 - The Center of Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA

- 2010 - Three Women - Three Worlds, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (over 20 works)

 

 

Selected Publications

- 2019 – Unfinished Writing - 60 years of photography book - 12 pages, Nissim Sanoa, Israel

- 2018 – Philosophie magazine, Berlin, Germany, September issue

- 2018 – Interpress magazine, Hungary, September issue

- 2017 – ArtWeek/ArtJobs, interview, February

- 2016 – World Photography Organization/PhotoShelter – guide to photo contests 2017 interview, UK

- 2015 – Nord-Art 2015,  Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Germany

- 2015 – Advanced Photographer, interview, issue 54, UK

- 2014 – Best photographers VII book – 12 pages, PhotoArt, Prague

- 2014 – Digitalis Photo, October issue – 10 pages + cover, Hungary

- 2014 – Truthful fiction – Self-published book – 64 pages, Israel

- 2014 – BBC culture, UK

- 2014 – Huffington post, USA

- 2014 – Photography News magazine, interview, UK

- 2014 – Nikon Pro, 2013-2014 winter issue, UK

- 2014 – Moscow Tel-Aviv, interview, issue 9 June, Moscow

- 2014 – World of Photography, issue 188, Israel

- 2013 – Mirror Magazine, issue 14 - 20 pages portfolio, Spain

- 2013 – Practical Photoshop - 2013 year bookazine; “Artist insight” section Issue 20, UK

- 2013 – Advanced Images Magazine, issue 64, 8 pages interview, Malaysia

- 2013 – Megapixel, interview, Israel

- 2013 – Photographic Visions - 1X tutorial book 2013, Sweden

- 2013 – 44 degrees magazine, issue 7, Israel

- 2013 – World of Photography, issues 181/183/184, Israel

- 2012 – Imprints Magazine, fall/winter issue, 2 pages + cover

- 2012 – Practical Photoshop - Issue 20, Issue 18 – tutorial; Issue 16 – Portfolio; Issue 12, UK

- 2012 – No Words and “Photo Inspiration”, “Secrets behind Stunning Images” books, 1x, Sweden

- 2011 – Foto Objective, issue 158, Austria

- 2011 – Beyond book, 1x, Sweden

- 2011 – Composition Magazine, Issue 17, interview/portfolio/tutorial – 16 pages, Israel

- 2010 – Three Women Three Worlds – Self-published book, Israel

- 2010 – PDN magazine, February issue, NY, USA

- 2009/2010 - Sony World Photography Awards book. Verlhac editions, Canes/France

- 2009 – World of Photography, issue January, Portfolio 5 pages, Israel

- 2008 – PhotoArt magazine – Issues October/Tutorial and November/Portfolio, Czech 

 

Permanent collections

 

- Tel-Hai Museum of Photography, Israel

- MoRA - Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, USA

- MIF Museu Internacional De Fotografia, Catalunya, Spain

- Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York, USA

- The Center of Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO USA

- Embassy of Israel - Tokyo, Japan

- Tel-Aviv University

- Private collections all over the world

 

 

Photography contests juror

 

- October 2018 – Wikipedia Loves Monuments, Israel

- April 2018 - III Liga de la FLF, Federación Levantina de Fotografía, Spain

- February 2018 - III Liga de la FLF, Federación Levantina de Fotografía, Spain

- December 2017 - III Liga de la FLF, Federación Levantina de Fotografía, Spain

- October 2017 - III Liga de la FLF, Federación Levantina de Fotografía, Spain

- May 2012 - 3a Lliga Catalana de fotografia digital

- March 2012 - 3a Lliga Catalana de fotografia digital

- January 2012 - 3rd Edition of The Julia Margaret Cameron Award

- January 2012 - 3a Lliga Catalana de fotografia digital

- December 2011 – The magic of Water, Israel

- November 2011 - 3a Lliga Catalana de fotografia digital

- October 2011 – Eros Awards 2011

- May 2011 –Pollux Awards 2011

 

 

Art photography teacher/lecturer

 

- April 2016 - Photography Masters 5th Conference - CRAZY edition, Undine, Italy
- Apr-Oct 2015 - Portrait and Nude art course, Galitz school of photography, Israel

- 2015-2016 - Conceptual photography course, Galitz school of photography, Israel

- Nov 2015- Israel's Photography Convention, Israeli Opera - Tel-Aviv (1,500 people)

- 2012 - Tel-Hai museum of photography

- 2010 - 2016 - various photography clubs in Israel

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

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