Dafna Mainon, 1982, Finland/Israel, Borgå; lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin Education

LMCC Residency Governors Island, NYC, USA (upcoming) 2008
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine USA
2006-2008 Sandberg Institute Masters of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Audiovisual department 2002-2006
Bachelors of fine arts, Amsterdam 2005
European Exchange Academy, Beelitz Heilstatten 1999-2002
Borgå Hantverks-och Konstindustriskola, Jewellery Art/ Sculpture Artisan Solo Exhibitions

Can’t Complain, Club Midnight, Berlin, Germany, (upcoming) The Unbearable Presence of Roots, KAFANA, Amsterdam, NL Out Of Left Field, Annie Wharton Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
The Unbearable Presence Of Roots" ,Rood Kapje, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Unbearable Presence of Roots, Filmhouse Zaal5, The Hague, Netherlands (touring exhibition) 2009, 2010 Extras, Gallery Art Space W139, Amsterdam
The Award Winning Show, 1646, The Hague 2007
Apple Polishers, Club Elf/Eleven, Amsterdam Selected Group Exhibitions
Miami’s Vices, with Pipi Lotti Rist, Shana Moulton, Tracey Moffat curated by Annie Wharton. Frost Museum, Miami, USA (upcoming April)
Plain Project, Touring Exhibition Universities in Israel, curated by Guy Morag, Tel Aviv, Israel
Coming Soon, with Keren Cytter, Stanya Kahna and Shana Moulton, Future Gallery Berlin, Germany
Based in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Perfumed Nightmare, collaboration with Liz Magic Laser, Marvelli Gallery, NYC, USA
A Fern In Between, 2 person show with Skip Arnold, More Funner Projects Miami, USA
America, América, Amerique, Cleopatra’s Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Terminal Jest, Delaware Community College, Philadelphia, USA Metrospective, Program, Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany
BCC, Pm Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Exodus to the Civilized Wild, Hotel Maria Kapel, The Netherlands Artist 2010, 20th Istanbul Art Fair, 1646, Tuyap Istanbul, Turkey Private View Berlin, Artillerie, Supermarket, Berlin, Germany Short Term Deviation, EFA Project Space, New York City, USA
BYOB, Bring your own Beamer, Berlin, Germany
That Which Comes, Les Ateliers de Rennes Biennale d'art Contemporain, France Interrupted, Scope Art Fair Columbia University video selection, New York, USA Eine Handvoll leben, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany Easy Jet Setters, Forgotten Bar, Berlin, Germany Floppelgangers, Novgorod, Leeds UK
Subverted Genres, Sue Scott Gallery, New York City, USA Fragmental Museum, Beta program (Raumlabor) New York City, USA Fragil, Le Carre Bonnat, Bayonne, France 2008
Ahh’ Decadence, Sullivan Gallery Chicago IL, USA Helsinki Art Fair, Galleri Johan S, Helsinki Finland OC&W Dutch Ministry of education culture and science, The Hague NL Art Amsterdam, A.P.I gallery, Amsterdam NL Kunstvlaai A.P.I Bodybuilder gradient, Amsterdam NL, World One minutes, Today Art Museum, Beijing China Collecting today Symposium, Private Passions-Public
Benefits, W139, Amsterdam Fragile Video Europe, Barcelona, Spain
2007 CARL (I work here performance), W139, Amsterdam The Netherlands
Het Blauwe Huis, Evolution de l’arte, Immaterial works, Amsterdam The Netherlands Video Vortex, Batman workshop, Montevideo, Amsterdam The Netherlands Filtered, Post CS BG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Cluster Art Space Berlin, Germany Mobile Institute Brussels, Belgium MOYA Museum of Young Art Vienna AT
SBK Kunstuitleen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Kunsteyssen centrum moderne kunst, Alkmaar The Netherlands Works sold in benefit auction Kunst aukzion Beelitz Germany
2006 Gallery 1646, Den Haag, The Netherlands Kunsteyssen centrum moderne kunst, Alkmaar, The Netherlans End exam exhibitioin Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlans
Rietveld naar de kerk, Oude Kerk Amsterdam The Netherlans 2005
Image versus the word, EEA Beelitz, Germany Overschilderen , Museum STUK, Leuven, Belgium
2004 Cinema Bricolage, Westergas fabriek Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Finnish jewellery 4, touring exhibition, Finland
2002-2000 Kesähilloo, Galleria Lasipalatsi, Helsinki, Finland Peepnik jewellery art and ceramics Gallery Johan S, Helsinki, Finland Finnish jewelry 3, touring exhibition Finland
Selected Screenings
Based in Berlin, Berlin, Germany 2010
Cottage Home LA, USA, Sister City curated by Lindsay Lawson, Los Angeles, USA Conversions, One night Stands Festival, New York City, USA Big Screen Project, Chelsea New York, USA
Impakt Media Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Best of Lost & Found, New Museum, New York, USA Lost & Found, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2008
Luster multimedia cabaret, New York City, USA Contemporary Art Screen Zuida As, Park Plein, Amsterdam The Netherlands Shortly speaking... Dutch, touring video Festival, Poland 2007
Media Art Festival, Zagreb Croatia
Braunschweig International Film festival, Braunschweig Germany European art Festival Hamburg Wir sind wo anders, Hamburg, Germany Media Art Friesland Picnic, New media event, Amsterdam, The Netherlands State of the Image Festival, Arnhem, The Netherlands 2006
Rencontres Internationales film festival Henri Langlois, Poitiers, France Capalbio Filmfestival, Italy Floss Avond, Groningen, The Netherlands Valencia Film festival, Spain Nederlandse film festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands Media Art Festival Friesland, The Netherlands Film museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Selected Performance
When We Make Love Love Makes Us, Hebbel Am Ufer Theater, Berlin, Germany How Many people does it take to spell the word opportunity?, Fear Fun and Fire
Festival curated by Keren Cytter, Deutsche bank Globe Frankfurt, Germany
Just Another Montage (Confessions of An Art Guard), W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2009
Luster multimedia cabaret, New York City, USA 2008
Kunst Vlaai, Amateur Body Builder Gradient, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2007
Lost and Found Bouquettjes reeks Ik, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2006
W139, I work here, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Multipledafnadisco lecture, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
One minutes festival Ketelhuis, The Netherlands Television 2010
Kunstuur Avro television (Art Hour Dutch national TV interview with Bart Rutten Conservator / Curator Stedelijk Museum), The Netherlands 2006
One minutes, Salto A1, The Netherlands Nominations/ Prices 2010
Winner of the Zaal 5 Workspace 10 Filmhuis (Film House) Den Haag competition (9000 Euro Award)
2007 Young talent award ISMAF Media Art Friesland, The Netherlands
Scholarships/Grants 2010
FBKVB Start Stipend 1 year Grant (Dutch Arts Council) Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2009
FBKVB Stimulation Grant (Dutch Arts Council) Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2008
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Toby Devan Lewis Full Fellowship Finnish Swedish Culture Fond Travel-Residency Grant, Helsinki Finland 2008
FBKVB(Dutch Arts Council) Dreamplan Live, Amsterdam The Netherlands FBKVB, (Dutch Arts Council) Stimulus Project Grant, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2006
Finnish Swedish cultural fond, Helsinki, Finland 2005
Finnish Swedish cultural fond, Helsinki, Finland Swedish study fond, scholarship, Helsinki, Finland 2002
Finnish Concordia-union, scholarship, Helsinki, Finland BHK Graduation Talent Honor Scholarship, Porvoo, Finland 2001
Finnish Swedish Culture fond, scholarship for the working group
Finell/Maimon, Helsinki Finland BHK Study Scholarship, Porvoo, Finland Publications
Monopol Magazine Online Interview Favorite Place, in the framework of Based in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interview with Keren Cytter, GLU Magazine,The Netherlands Younger than Jesus Show Catalogue, New Museum, New York City , USA Park 4DTV, Cyclus DVD with Mr Motley magazine 2006 Dutch Shorts, Holland Film DVD compilation 2004 Radio Interview on video art, Radio Vega Porvoo, Finland 2002 Works shown in national TV2 Valopilkku program, Finland
Other Work Experience 2010-2011
Producer and Personal Assistant to Artist Keren Cytter
Advisor/Teacher at the European Exchange Academy, Summer Art School Residency, Beelitz Heilstatten, Germany
Member of D.I.E Now Dance International Europe Now, A dance/performance group founded by Keren Cytter
Producing Park 4DTV Cyclus DVD Mobile phone video workshops Montevideo/Video vortex, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2007
Coordinator and curator of till3minutes wallvideos big screen project Sandberg Institut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jury member of the One Minutes festival in Aarau Zwitserland 2006
Floor manager at Art Space W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Head secretary and production assistant for the European Exchange Academy, Beelitz Heilstatten, Germany VPRO Brainstorm for Villa Achterwerk children’s TV shows, The Netherlands 2005 16 mm Film workshop, Singel studios Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2003-2005
Class representative/School board member, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, The Netherlands 2001
Assistant to fine-arts artist Jan-Erik Andersson, Helsinki, Finland Assistant to Sculptor Jaakko Niemela, Helsinki, Finland Assistant to jewellery artist Terhi Tolvanen, Amsterdam, Finland