Dana Hakim’s work asks questions about the reality in which we live, our everyday lives, and the interaction between individuals and society. With her jewellery she challenges us to reflect on and question our perceptions of what is real and true. Rich with the symbolism of fear, protection and propaganda, she uses everyday objects loaded with meaning to create modern interpretations of ancient amulets and their associated folklore.
Born in Israel in 1977, Dana studied jewellery at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and then at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Returning to Israel, she co-founded Gallery Zigurrat in 2006-2007 and lectured at Bezalel between 2012 and 2018. Her work is exhibited internationally and is held in collections such as CODA Museum in the Netherlands, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and the Helen Williams Drutt Collection in Houston.