Victoria Dael is an artist who works with cultural memory, preserving elements of the past and positioning them in a contemporary lens. She perceives the world as a palimpsest in which every epoch preserves its cultural layer. Her works, a mix of painting, drawing, and collage, often include obscured and masterfully repurposed imagery from classical and traditional art movements. Victoria is interested in the dialogue between tradition and the postmodern period and strives to make viewers reconcile the two.
Born in 1982 in Moscow (Russia, the Soviet Union). Victoria Dael received her Bachelor's Degree from the Moscow State Academic School of Fine Arts in 2002 and Master's Degree from the All-Russian State University of Cinematography in 2012; speciality: cinema and television art director.
Presented her undergraduate work at an exhibition dedicated to the jubilee of the VGIK’s Fine Arts faculty in the hall of the State Kremlin Palace of Russia. Became a prize winner of the creative competition for young artists «Luck is an attitude», part of the Martini Art Club project in 2011. Delivered a series of lectures for young artists at the Kyiv International Biennale. Victoria had her first solo exhibition in Moscow and has shown her works in Russia, USA, Chine, Poland, Ukraine and Senegal.
Participated in the Biennale in Dakar, in the project «Looking Eastward», part of Luciano Benetton`s collection in 2013.
Lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine and Malaga, Spain.
All-Russian State University of Cinematography; speciality: cinema and television art director.
Moscow State Academic School of Fine Arts; speciality: design of the environment architectural space.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Other Art Fair. Brooklyn, New York, USA
The Other Art Fair. Los Angeles, New York, USA
Under One Sky.
Dianxi Science and Technology Normal University, Lincang, China
Secrets of parks. Street gallery of the Tretyakov Gallery. Within the framework of the project Night at the Museum
The Art of Humanity.
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection. Volkswagen Showroom, Dakar, Le Sénégal.
The exhibition hall of the Moscow Union of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
The Cinema Artist. The exhibition hall of Slavonic Fund for Literature and Culture, Moscow, Russia.
WeArt Weekend 1.
WeART Gallery on Nikolina Gora, Moscow, Russia.
Luck is an attitude in the frame of Martini Art Club project. Pobeda gallery, Moscow, Russia. (The winner of the competition.)
Student Art Fair. The exhibition Hall of ARTPLAY Design Centre, Moscow, Russia.
The Theatre and the Cinema. Moscow Union of Artists youth exhibition. Exhibition hall at Kuznetsky Most, 20. Moscow, Russia.
Movie Sketch as part of the METRY International Youth Festival of short films and animation, Tver, Russia.
The Best Works Of The School Of Cinema Students, part of the jubilee of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
The exhibition hall of the State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia
We Were Here. XYDGRAF Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine.
Parisians. Jazz Coffee Bar, Kiev, Ukraine.
Time Of Witnesses. Residence Rubinstein, Krakow, Poland.
Without halts. The exhibition hall of the State Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSIZO, Moscow, Russia.
2014 - 2015
Series of lectures for the students of Moscow Film School.
MFS, Moscow, Russia
Series of lectures for young artists at the Kyiv International Biennale.
Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
The winner of the competition "Luck is an attitude" in the frame of Martini Art Club project.