dina goldstein

b. 1969, Tel Aviv, Israel; lives and works in Vancouver, Canada

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Dina Goldstein creates large-scale photographic series in which she uses narratives and iconographies from popular culture, folklore, and religion, to expose the challenges our contemporary society faces. Her series Fallen Princesses has built her reputation in exhibitions and on the Internet. She has exhibited her work at Palazzo Flangini, Venice; Mesa Arts Center, AZ; Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Quebec. Goldstein is the recipient of the 2014 Prix Virginia, Paris, and was on the Sony Award Short List. She is a graduate of Langara Photography, Vancouver, B.C.

Installation views of Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2017. Photos by JKA Photography.

Works of art in the exhibition:

Hair in Milk, 2017
Pigment print on paper
36 x 65 in. (image size)

Lilith as Queen Sheba, 2017
Pigment print on paper
32 x 42 ⅝ in. (image size)

Elijah, 2017
Pigment print on paper
32 x 42 ¾ in. (image size)

Golem, 2017
Pigment print on paper
32 x 40 ⅜ in. (image size)

King Solomon, 2017
Pigment print on paper
32 x 42 ⅝ in. (image size)

Princess in the Tower, 2017
Pigment print on paper
32 x 42 ⅝ in. (image size)

Ibbur, 2017
Pigment print on paper
32 x 43 ½ in. (image size) 

Dybbuk, 2017
Pigment print on paper
32 x 41 ⅜ in. (image size)

Ashmodai, Mirrors, 2017
Pigment print on paper
40 x 53 ¼ in. (image size)

Ashmodai, Garden, 2017
Pigment print on paper
40 x 53 ¼ in. (image size)

The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, 2017
Pigment print on paper
34 x 55 in. (image size)


Dina Goldstein was inspired by the folktales “The Bride Of Demons,” The City of Luz,” “The Cottage Of Candles,” The Dybbuk in the Well,” The Golem,” “The Hair in the Milk,” “The King’s Dream,” The Princess in the Tower,” “The Queen of Sheba,” and “The Soul of the Ari.”