1/31 A Second Exhibition (By Others Masters, Around The Same Subject, New Date), 2016 exhibition view, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL
2/31 Dictated But Not Read, 2015, exhibition view, Supplement, London.
3/31 Dictated But Not Read, 2015, exhibition view, Supplement, London.
4/31 Seventy-Seven Benev..., 2015, carpet, hand brushing against the grain, vacuum cleaning, cm 226x160.
5/31 To Be A Pinball, 2015, exhibition view SpazioA, Pistoia
6/31 The Pop Bumper, 2015, carpet, Mdf, foam, plaster, iron, aluminum, acrylic paint, wood, cm 202 x 190 x 95
7/31 To Be A Pinball, 2015, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia
8/31 The Plunger (The Skill Shot), 2015, iron, Mdf, acrylic paint, wood cm 156 x 162 x 75
9/31 solo exhibition view at abc, Berlin
10/31 Father, Can’t You See I’m Burning?, 2014, Stedelijk Museum / Performance, de Appel Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam, NL
11/31 Four Friends Fight Furiosly for the Phone, 2013 four photographs, lambda print cm 40 x 30 each
12/31 The Formed Formless Form, 2013 brass, wood, glass, fabric cm 25 x 25 x 130
13/31 Big Red Out Of The Box, 2013 aluminum, paint on aluminum cm 115 x 35 x 40
14/31 Pirate Private Property, 2013 painting on fabric , metal cm 90 x 90 x 5 (variable dimension)
15/31 Please step in with your right foot Please step out with your left foot, 2013 board, board pen cm 45 x 60 x 100
16/31 An Audience in Hiding, 2013 16'00" still from video (with sound)
17/31 Live From The Aquarium, 2013 10'29" still from video (with sound)
18/31 Now: premiering a large area of sea in 3D, 2013 variable sizes installation
19/31 Re-play: Back in 10 minutes, 2012 exhibition view
20/31 Re-play: Back in 10 minutes, 2012 exhibition view
21/31 20 to 25 Audience Members Suspected of Using Referee Whistles, 2012 lambda print cm 63 x 52.5
22/31 Halim: The Dark Whistling Nightingale, 2011 video 10’10”
23/31 The Sailor’s Shirt, 2011 video 3’ 7”
24/31 Type Sonata, 2011 single-channel video 4’ 56”
25/31 Stop, Sun!, Continue, Sun!, 2010 oil on paper cm 40 x 80 sun on paper
26/31 So I Got This Paper, and Then I copied Its Lines onto Another Paper, And Then I Made Mistakes, And Then I Copied The Mistakes Onto The Other Paper, And Then I Got A Ruler, And Then I Copied The Lines With The Ruler and Then... , 2010 ink and pencil on paper cm 19 x 26
27/31 Counting, 2010 video 1’ 50”
28/31 Couch Swimming, 2009 Video 1’ 12,”
29/31 Corrected Tongue-Twister, 2008 ink on legal paper cm 21,6 x 27,9
30/31 All My Life I Had To Fit Cheese on Toast, 2008 video 1’7”
31/31 Names of artists, 2006-present pen on paper variable size


biography PDF

Born 1981, Paris, France
Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL


2006-2008 Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, US
2000-2005 Bachelor of Arts in Art, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG
2004 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, GB, International Art History Summer School


The poet who wanted to be buried underneath a pinball machine, Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam, NL
The Admirer and the Admired, with Jean-Baptiste Maitre, TYSON, Köln, DE
The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016, curated by Nav Haq Shortlisted artist, Art Dubai, UAE

Dictated But Not Read, Supplement, London
A Place in The Sun, Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo EG
To Be A Pinball, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

Four Friends Fought Furiously For The Phone, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL
Double Bubble Gum, Doubles Bubble, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich, CH

Re-Play: Back in 10 Minutes, SpazioA, Pistoia

A Matter of Time, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich, CH
Dina Danish, Shmina Shmanish, Jeanine Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

Howwa We Ana, However We Wanna, PLAySpace Gallery, San Francisco US

Momkin, American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, EG


VIOLENTI CONFINI, curated by Magonza editore, Pinacoteca Comunale, Città di Castello, PG

A Second Exhibition (By Others Masters, Around The Same Subject, New Date), curated by Marie Martraire, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL
El que camina al lado, curated by Luiza Teixera de Freitas & Claudia Segura, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, ES
Performance practices in a gallery context, curated by Dorothé Orczyk, Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam, NL

A Million Lines, XII Baltic Triennal, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kraków, PL
The Joycean Society, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL A Blind Man Sitting in His Garden, Pool Projects (LUMA FOUNDATION), Zurich, CH
What are you doing, object?, Gypsum gallery, Cairo, EG
Crossed Out Title, Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam NL
Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2015, Stedelijk museum Schiedam, NL
Too Early Too Late. Middle East and Modernity, curated by Marco Scotini, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, IT

Artists & Editions, Legion of Honor, San Francisco (USA)
The Future Yesterday, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, (USA)
The dispute and the inquiry that followed, Opekta Ateliers, Köln, DE
The Centre for Dying on Stage #1, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, IE
Father, Can’t You See I’m Burning?, de Appel at San Sariffe bookshop, Amsterdam NL
Artists and Editions, Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco (CA), US
Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, The Office for Curating, Rotterdam, Upominki, Rotterdam, NL
Within the Sound of Your Voice, Riad Laarouss, Marrakech, MA

To be or to have presents, SEA Foundation, Tilburg, ND
Not A Dead End, Biennale Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, IDN
Celebration of Publication: Artists and Editions, SFMOMA & MOMA, SF, NY, USA (A boxed edition commissioned in honor of Steven Leiber)
Beirut Season Four, Beirut, Cairo, EG
Some Misunderstandings, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
Bourgeois Leftovers,De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, NL
To Scrap a proportion, Wilfried Lentz Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
Prospects & Concepts – Mondriaan Fonds toont talent> curated by Wim Waelput, LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, NL

A BRAND NEW BABY CARRIAGE STANDING THERE ON THE PORCH, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, CHOn Demand 2, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL

il gatto è sul tavolo / the cat is on the table, curated by Chris Fitzpatrick, Spazio A, Pistoia, IT
Run, Comrade, The Old World is Behind You, curated by Will Bradley, Kunsthall Oslo, NO
Two Versions of the Imaginary, curated by Maria Barnas, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Dina Danish, 3 videos, videohOle project space, San Francisco, USA

Shadow Shop, a project by Stephanie Syjuko, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA
RijksakademieOPEN Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
Time After Time, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA
Vision, Skybox, Amsterdam, NL
I Must Say That At First It Was Difficult Work, curated by Will Bradley, Kunsthall Oslo, NO
Drawing, CEIA, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Exercises in Seeing, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, US
Amsterdam Biennale 2009, Cairo Pavillion, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, NL
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
Fantasy for Allan Kaprow, in collaboration with Objectif Exhibitions, Kunsthalle Bern, curated by Mai AbulDahab and Philippe Pirotte, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, EG

Reconciling America: Miraculous Encounters with the Mundane, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, US
Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, 2008 Oliver Art Center, Oakland, US
Urban Jealousy, 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Teheran, IR
Curatorial Industries: Self-Storage, The Hardware Store Gallery, San Francisco, US
Vital Signs, Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans, US
Manual CC Uqbar, Berlin, DE,
Institute for Social Research and the Discovery of Art God, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, DE
Institute for Social Research and the Discovery of Art God, Richmond Art Center, Richmond (CA), US
CCA Graduate Thesis Exhibition, CCA, San Francisco, US
Eviction Bloodbath Unicorn. It’s an Art show, Oakland, US

Faction, San Francisco, US

Decadenz, University of Cambridge, King’s College, Cambridge, GB
Re-investigating Vision, American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG
Mouled El Mahrousa, Goethe Institute, Cairo, EG
National Art Competition, Cairo, EG

PICK 2, Townhouse: Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, EG


The people’s cinema, curated by Séamus Kealy, co-conceived with curator Vaari Claffey, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT
The Migrant (Moving) Image, curated by Nathanja van Dijk – A Tale of a Tub, Parkhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam NL

The dispute and the inquiry that followed, Künstfilmtage Düsseldorf
All About These… Ladies And Gentlemen, curated by Fani Zguro, Soma Mexico DF, Ciudad de México, MEX

MADATAC video festival, Madrid, ES
Light Box, Bureau Des Videos program, Costes Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, curator C. Dirie

Singing Reality, 41st Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam, NL, curator Maria Barnas

T-10, Eight Annual Video Festival, Oakland (CA), US

CCA MFA Video Screening , New Langton Arts, San Francisco (CA), US, with Adrian Paci


Nomas Foundation, IT
Texeira de Fritas Collection

- Biennale Yogyakarta Residency, Biennale Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, IN
- A.I.R. Dubai, by Delfina Foundation, Tashkeel, Art Dubai, and Dubai Culture, 2013
- PiST///, BKVB, Istanbul, TR, 2011, 2012
- Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino, Italy, May-June 2011
- CEIA, Belo Horizonte, BR, 2010
- Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, 2009-2010
- Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin (CA), US, Headlands Graduate Fellowship, 2008


2013 Mondriaan Fund work budget, NL
2011 BKVB Startstipendium, NL
2010 Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ICE), NL
2009 Institut Français des Pays-Bas
Van den Berch van Heemstede Stichting, NL

The Abraaj Group Art Prize, shortlisted EAU

The Volkskrant Art Award, Nominee, NL
Prix De Rome, Longlist Nominee, Nl

Winner, Curator’s Choice Celeste Prize, Rome IT
Finalist, illy Art Rotterdam Prize with Barbara Seiler Gallery

Winner illy Present Future award , Artissima 18with Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, curated by Chris Fitzpatrick

Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, San Francisco (CA), US, finalist
Barclay Simpson Award, San Francisco (CA), US, recipient

SECA Art award, SFMOMA, San Francisco (CA), US, finalist

National Art Competition, Cairo, EG, first prize

Short Story Competition, American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG, first prize

- Father, Can’t You See I’m Burning? De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, NL, 2014
- With the Sound of Your Voice (vinyl record), The Office for Curating, Cura, Marrakech Biennale, 2013
- Not A Dead End (exh. Catalogue), Biennale Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, IN, 2013
- Bourgeois Leftovers (the Reader), De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, NL, 2013
- ARTISTS & EDITIONS, published by RITE EDITION, as a tribute to Steven Leiber (1957-2012), 2013
- B. Manon. “Portfolio: Dina Danish.” Kunstbeeld Magazine [Netherlands] Apr. 2011, 35th ed.: 60-65.
- Celebrating 25 Years of the Barclay Simpson Award, S. Beal, D. Kasprzak, L. Rinder, H&H Imaging, 2012
- M. Agliottone, Dina Danish, “Assoloshow”, exibart 79, giugno-luglio-agosto 2012, pp. 79
- Written Associative Performances, a project by Dina Danish, curated by post brothers, cura, summer-spring 2012, pp. 108-117
- E. Vozmediano, Y Tú Que Lo Veas, Blogs, ElCultural. 14 Feb. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2012
- L. Muñoz-Alonso, ARCOmadrid | Art Agenda, Art Agenda. 19 Feb. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2012.
- J.Geerlings, Tegenboschvanvreden – On Demand 2, Metropolis M » Reviews » Op De Valreep. 27 Mar. 2012.
- Humor in Contemporary Art Review. Community Times Mar. 2012. Print.
- M. Braat., Portfolio: Dina Danish, Kunstbeeld Magazine [Netherlands] Apr. 2011, 35th ed.: 60-65. Print.
- P. Frey, Patrick. il gatto è sul tavolo / the cat Is on the table at SpazioA Gallery, PistoiaMousse Magazine. 26 Dec. 2011. Web
- C. Cravero, Reseau, Residenze E Restituzioni. Nella Rete Di ResÒ, Artribune. 21 June 2011
- Danish Vince Il Premio Illy Ad Artissima 18…” Flashartonline. 6 Nov. 2011. Web.
- C. Fitzpatrick, I’LL FIND IT IF YOU STOP TALKING, ArtSlant. 28 Dec. 2009
- M. Hamd Homage to the Least Known Famous Artist Thedailynewsegypt, 7 May 2009. Web
- V. Imus, Reconciling America: Miraculous Encounters with the Mundane, Art Practical. 12 Jan. 2008