2002 MFA, Bezalel Academy for Art & Design, Jerusalem, Israel; 1999 Received her degree in Glass Studies at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 1996 Studied Glass and Ceramics in Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2011 "What Could be Sweeter than going to Paradise?", American University Museum, Washington DC, USA; 2010 "Mantis Religiosa, Lorch + Seidel Galerie, Berlin, Germany; 2008 "Red Everlasting", On the Edge, Utsira Light House, European Capital of Culture, Stavanger, Norway; 2006 "Persian Cyclamen", Lorch + Seidel Galerie, Berlin, Germany ; 2004 "I Was Trained Hunting Wolves" Heller Gallery, New York, New York, USA.
2010 "Studio Glass", Anna and Joe Mendel Collection, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada; 2010 "Net, Rod, Thorn - View of Life and Poetry. Contemporary Lam Glass from five Nations", Glas-Museum Alter Hof Herdingm Ernsting Stiftung, Germany; 2010 Art Karlsruhe, Lorch+Seidel Gallery, Rheinstetten, Germany; 2010 "Glas(s): Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdan 1969-2009", Museum Den Haad, The Netherlands; 2009 "Ashes to Ashes: Life and Death in Contemporary Glass", Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, VA, USA; 2007 "Pricked: Extreme Embroidery", Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, USA; 2007 "Fragile Reality", Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; 2007 Art Miami International Art Fair, Lorch+Seidel Gallery, FL, USA; 2007 Palm Beach 3, Lorch+Seidel Gallery, FL, USA; 2006 Exhibited with AIDA at COLLECT, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; 2005 "New Works for the New RAM: Acquisitions from RAMs Inaugural Year" Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, USA; 2005 "Glass Weekend 05" represented by Heller Gallery, The Creative Glass Center of America and Art Alliance of Contemporary Glass, Wheaton Village, Millville, New Jersey, USA; 2005 "What on Earth" Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA; 2003 "Exhibition of Works by Past and Present Fellows of the Creative Glass Center of America" Wheaton Village Gallery, Millville,USA; 2003 "Dieses ist kein liebeslied-This is not a love song, Israel-Palestine" Kunstvia 113, Hildesheim, Germany; 2003 "Innovations and Influences", AIDA, SOFA-Chicago, Chicago, USA; 2002 "Bernadine de Neeveprijs" Friends of Modern Glass, Museum Jan van Der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands; 2002 "Special Exhibit" Eretz Israel Museum, Ramat Aviv, Israel; 2002 "Art Rotterdam" Cruise Terminal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2001 "Ritual in Form" Jewish Historic Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2001 "Animal" Sandberg 2, Mariakapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands; 2001 "Sentidos Gratis" Evento 40, Porto, Portugal; 2001 "White Board" Mosteiro Schuerer, Rue Miguel Bombarda, Porto, Portugal; 2001 "Interactive Spaces" Supported by Oporto 2001: European Capital of Culture Organization, Porto, Portugal.
Awards and Honors:
2011 Supported by the Israeli Embassy in Berlin for "What could be sweeter than going to Paradise"; 2010 Supported by the Israeli Embassy in Berlin for solo show "Mantis Relgiosa"; 2008 Supported by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs for solo show "Red Everlasting"; 2007 Finalist Bombay Sapphire Prize, England; 2006 Supported by the Israeli Embassy in Berlin for solo-show "Persian Cyclamen; 2005 Hilbert Sosin Fund of the Florida Glass Art Alliance, Miami, Florida, USA; 2005 Scholarship, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, USA; 2005 Diploma, Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, Museum Kunst, Palast, Germany; 2003 Fellowship, Creative Glass Center of America, Wheaton Village, USA; 2002 Finalist, Bernadine de Neeve Prijs, Museum Jan Van der Togt, The Netherlands; 2002 Finalist, Bernadine de Neeve Prijs, Museum Jan Van der Togt, The Netherlands; 2001 Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Dafna's work can be seen at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA; Museum of American Glass, Milville, NJ, USA; Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, USA; Glas-Museum Alter Hof Herding, Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, Coburg Museum, Coburg Germany.