Staretz, Dafna

painting, writing, sound

Artist statement

Through painting, sound works and storytelling, Dafna examines the possibilities of aesthetically evoked narratives as a way to look at the construction of our personal and communal histories.
Nowadays she creates water color painting installations with sound; they talk and sing, they tell stories that are political and personal at the same time.

Birkebeinergaten 4
5003 Bergen



Dafna Starez

1981 - Born in kibbutz Gal-On Israel


2016-2018 -MA in fine art, KHIB/UIB, University of Bergen, Norway

2008-2012 - BFA in fine art and education “Ha Midrasha” School of Art, Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel


fall 2019- RAM gallery, Oslo, Norway

February 2019- "Big Fish", .ZIP collective, Bergen, Norway

April 2018- "Friday the 13th", Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

April 2018- "how to make money", Joy Forum gallery, Bergen, Norway

June 2017- "in the depth of consciousness",Teder, Tel-Aviv, Israel

February 2017- solo exhibition, "In The Grey Zone'", Fisk gallery, Bergen, Norway

December 2016- "outside in", Bergen, Norway

November 2016-" Entanglement" , Felt Gallery, Bergen, Norway

November 2015- solo exhibition, "how to let go without dripping", KH Messen, Alvik,

October 2015- group exhibition, KH Messen, Alvik, Norway

May 2014- "dark night"- Analulu- Jaffa

March 2014- “Occupation”, ” A- Janre” festival, Tmuna gallery, "the rising of the sunset"

December 2013- “bread and roses” exhibition, kastiel, Tel-Aviv

October 2013- “Tashrin” group exhibition, “Abyad” gallery, Haifa

November 2012- participation in “Tzazit” project, WBC Willy Brandt Center, Jerusalem

October 2012- “black light", the fanzine festival, central station, Tel-Aviv

July 2012 – "Water affair", Ha’midrasha , final degree show for bachelors program, Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba


October-November 2015- Kunstnarhuset Messen, Norway
April 2018- Asylum Nordic artist retreat, Glamsto , Sweden


2018- Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere
2017-BKH Kunststudentstipend- for MA1 group collaboration, KMD

the final dissolution. 210x150 cm
Summer Dream. 200x150 cm
Black Triangle 100x200x3 cm
Black Light