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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:       1December, 2022

 

 

Languages

 

English

Hebrew

Russian

Background


Dina Bova is a world-renowned avant-garde artist, seeking new ways in conceptual art photography. She was born in Moscow, and immigrated to Israel in 1991 as a child, with her family.
She graduated Boyer high school in Jerusalem, Computer Sciences and Business academic schools from Tel-Aviv University and currently works as an AI (Artificial Intelligence) researcher and developer in a high-tech company.
In photography 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 different cultures and 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 conceptual neo-surrealism.
She lives in Israel, and together with her family – husband and son, she co-founded BoHouse – house of art and design.


Artist vision


Truthful fiction is the basis of her creative style. Fiction may not reflect the reality as we know it, yet conveys a deep, accurate and true message, as well said: "Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures"...
Dina draws her inspiration from sources such as Renaissance paintings, and allegories. She uses allegories to express her understanding of the world and talk about what's important to her.

 


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:


Grand-Prix – 2013 -Nikon International Photo Contest - of 100000 entries from 153 countries, Japan
Grand-Prix – 2012 - PWP - Professional Women Photographers 2012, New-York
Grand-Prix – 2011 - BlinDonkey-Art Prize 2011 - contemporary art competition, Italy
Gold award – 2016 - La-Grande Photo Awards, Paris
Gold award and Silver award – 2014 - PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
1st place and 3rd place – 2013 - Nikon International Photography Contest, Japan
Gold award – 2013 - Trierenberg Super circuit, Austria
Gold award – 2012 - Trierenberg Super circuit, Austria
Gold and Silver awards – 2011 - Julia Margaret Cameron award Fine-art nude category, UK
Gold award and Bronze award – 2011 - PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
Gold author – 2010 - Aqüeducte biennial, Barcelona
Gold award – 2010 - Trierenberg Super circuit, Austria
Gold award – 2010 - PDN World in Focus– in outdoor scenes category, USA
2 Gold awards – 2009 - Trierenberg Super circuit, Austria
Silver award – 2016 - PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
2 Silver award – 2016 - portfolio and Architecture – TIFA Tokyo photography contest, Japan
Silver and Bronze award - 2012 - Loupe Awards – Australia
2nd place - 2009 - Nikon International Photography Contest, Japan
Bronze award – 2015 - PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
Final selection winner - 2013 - LICC London Creative Competition, London
Honor medal - 2010 - Asahi Shimbun 2010 – Japan
Finalist - 2014 - Smithsonian contest –from over 50000 entries from 132 countries, USA
Finalist – 2011 - Hasselblad Masters, one of the most prestigious photo-contests, Denmark
Certificate of achievement 2013 - granted by the Israeli minister of culture
She also holds 69 medals (26 Golden) in international photo-contests under FIAP/PSA patronage and other avards.

 


Selected exhibitions


- 2022 – Berlin Photo Week 2022, as BBA Photography prize winner, Arena, Berlin, Germany
- 2022 - Life is a Game, September, Haifa, Israel
- 2022 - Solo exhibition at Zichron Yakov spring festival, April, Israel
- 2022 – Solo exhibition Freak2Freak, G. Kabirski boutique gallery, January, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 2022 - It's a Mad World, virtual featured solo exhibition, June, 1x leading curated photography site
- 2019 – Perfectly Imperfect, at 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
- 2018 - International Photography Exhibition, Galeriile de arta Nicolae Mantu, Galati, Romania
- 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 northern 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-Ginza/Osaka – Japan; Beijing/Shanghai - China
- 2013 - Ego - portraits exhibition, Old Jaffa Museum of Antiques, Old Jaffa, Israel
- 2013 - TRI_EST photography exhibition, Knulp, Trieste, Italy
- 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 – BlinDonkey art, New York, Milan, London, Los Angeles
- 2011 - The Center of Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA
- 2010 - Three Women - Three Worlds, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (over 20 works)

 


Selected Publications


- 2022 - And Justice for art book, Interview, USA - 2021 - Donna Moderna Magazine, Italy, December issue
- 2019 – Unfinished Writing - 60 years of photography, Israel
- 2019 – Shades of Color magazine, issue 11, interview, France
- 2018 – Philosophie magazine, Berlin, Germany, September issue
- 2018 – Interpress magazine, Hungary, September issue
- 2017 – ArtWeek / ArtJobs, interview, February, US/UK
- 2017 – 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 – Truthful fiction – Self-published book – 64 pages, Israel
- 2014 – Rishon local newspaper - issue 2243, Israel
- 2014 – Photography News magazine, Issue 14, interview, UK
- 2014 – World of Photography, issue 188, Israel
- 2014 – Nikon Pro, 2013-2014 winter issue, UK
- 2014 – Moscow Tel-Aviv, interview, issue 9 June, Moscow
- 2014 – Huffington post, USA
- 2014 – Digitalis Photo, October issue – 10 pages + cover, Hungary
- 2014 – Best photographers VII book – 12 pages, PhotoArt, Prague
- 2014 – BeInIsrael, Interview, February, Israel
- 2014 – BBC culture, UK
- 2013 – World of Photography, issues 179,181/183/184, Israel
- 2013 - Tenoua magazine, Issues 150,153, Paris, France
- 2013 – Practical Photoshop year bookazine; “Artist insight” section Issue 20, UK
- 2013 – Photographic Visions - 1X tutorial book 2013, Sweden
- 2013 – Mirror Magazine, issue 14 - 20 pages portfolio, Spain
- 2013 – Megapixel, interview, Israel
- 2013 - Le Isha magazine, Issue 3469, interview, Israel
- 2013 – Imprints Magazine, fall/winter issue, 2 pages + cover, New-York
- 2013 – GEOkompakt magazine, Issue 33, Germany
- 2013 – Fotoli, Switzerland
- 2013 – Culbyt , Interview, Israel
- 2013 – Advanced Images Magazine, issue 64, 8 pages interview, Malaysia
- 2013 – 44 degrees magazine, issue 7, Israel
- 2012 - Tenoua magazine, Issue 146, Paris, France
- 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
- 2012 - Oubliette Magazine, Interview, Italy
- 2012 - Le Isha magazine, Issue 3415, Israel
- 2012 - Art in Vogue and Creative genius books, London, UK
- 2011 – Foto Objective magazine, issue 158, Austria
- 2011 – Composition Magazine, Issue 17, interview/portfolio/tutorial – 16 pages, Israel
- 2011 – Beyond book, 1x, Sweden
- 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
And various catalogs of photography contests and exhibitions.


TV


- 2014 - Interview for channel 20 - Eden and Oded - about Israeli Photography convention
- 2013 - Interview For Channel 22 - Lihiot Tov - About Nikon Grand Prize
- 2013 - Interview for channel 9 - News - about Nikon Grand Prize
- 2013 - Interview For Channel 9 - Good Morning Israel - About Nikon Grand Prize
- 2010 - Interview for channel 9 -Evgeny Erlich - about exhibition Magic Realism

 


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


- December 2021 – Wikipedia Loves Monuments, Israel
- October 2020 – Wikipedia Loves Monuments, Israel
- 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 2014- Israel's Photography Convention, Israeli Opera - Tel-Aviv (1,500 people)
- 2012 - Tel-Hai museum of photography
- 2010 - present - various photography clubs in Israel

 


Other projects & Collaborations

  • DVD cover artwork, CD cover + luxury edition book “The Road to Or Shalem”, Orphaned Land music band – distributed by “Century Media Records”

  • Melting Clocks”, CD cover, all artworks in booklet + booklet design, Yossi Sassi, distributed by “Warner Music Group” (WMG)

  • Desert Butterfly, CD cover, all artworks in booklet + booklet design, Yossi Sassi,

  • Seal of Solomon - A post new-age perspective on a Biblical Sulamith from the "Song of songs" – visual part of the project "Shlomit & RebbeSoul" with the musicians Shlomit Levi and RebbeSoul (Bruce Burger) - a fusion of Jewish Yemenite music and Rock with new-age harmonies. CD cover and artworks in the booklet.

  • Liquid Moments– collaboration with young musicians Jenny Pakman and Gilad Bloom

  • Artistic collaboration with German Kabirski – world renown jewelry artist

  • Artistic collaboration with Israel Aharony – conceptual photography personal project

  • Artistic collaboration with Maria Kong – avant-garde dancers group

  • BoHouse – art and design – Co-Founder, family project

  • BSW-ART – “Beauty Saves the World" project 2010-2014, Co-founder

  • XIV Semana de Cine Español – work “Center of the Universe” has been selected to be the official picture of the Spanish cinema festival (February 2012) that presents films awarded with "Goya awards" for best Spanish movies. The affiches with by work have been hanged all over the city and huge posters 4 meter long were hanged in the major theaters.

  • Sony BRAVIA project (2009) – Picture-Frame LCD TV project

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