Dana Levy


Dana Levy was born in Tel Aviv and Lives and works in New York. She completed her MA in Electronic Imaging at the Duncan of Jordanston College of Art (Dundee, Scotland) and her BA from Camberwell Art College (London). Her work has been screened at Tate London, Tribeca Film Festival,Oberhausen Film Festival and many more.  Group shows include at the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena 2013, Bass Museum, Miami, Florida,  Invisible Exports Gallery NYC , MOCA Cleveland, EVA International Biannual Ireland,  Israel Museum Jerusalem, Harn Museum of Art, FL, OK Contemporary Art, Linz Austria and more. She has been awarded the 2013 Beatrice Kolliner Young Artist Award from the Israel Museum, 2010 Dumbo Arts Festival best studio award, 2008 Young Israeli Artist Award, 2006 Hamburg Short Film festival jury award. Levy has been selected to be the guest of honor at Art Market Budapest in 2017. She has had solo shows at The Israel Museum, CCA Tel Aviv, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery New York, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Habres and Partner Gallery Vienna, Haifa Museum of Art.


This Was Home

Video, 17’ 44”, with sound

This Was Home is comprised of three screens presenting three generations of the artist’s family. On one screen her maternal grandfather, Karl Ribstein, another shows her father, Yossi Levy, and the third presents the artist herself. Levy documented each of these protagonists on a journey back to their childhood city and to the home where they grew up, which they had not revisited since having to leave it in their childhood. Levy’s grandfather returns to Sosnowiec, Poland, from where he was sent in the 1940s to Auschwitz concentration camp; her father returns to his hometown Cairo, Egypt, from which he was uprooted in the 1950s when his family immigrated to Israel, where they lived in a ma’abara (immigrant camp) in Haifa; and Levy herself returns to her childhood home in Atlanta, Georgia, which she had to leave on her family’s return from the United States to Tel Aviv, her birthplace. The depiction of three generations emphasizes the differences between their personal stories, related to different times and places. At the same time, however, presented side by side they turn into a multi-generational journey of identity, each becoming a chapter in the age-old history of Jewish wanderings.