Sivan Dayan
Class of 2017
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Tel Aviv, Israel Brooklyn, NY
Sivan Dayan was born and raised in Israel and moved to New York in 2015. Dayan graduated from the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Department of Multidisciplinary Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013.  She partook in a one-semester student exchange program at HAW University, Hamburg, Germany.
<div>As an artist who was born and raised in Israel, my work is shaped by conflicts &ndash;political, emotional, social, private, and gender-related. I often turn to my alter-ego, for the inner freedom necessary to create; My alter-ego acts as an anchor that helps me frame my concept, providing me with feedback from within and creating new conflicts that become the material for my art; most importantly, my alter-ego helps me constitute an inner, invariably rich relationship - with my own &ldquo;other&rdquo; side.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>My art employs a variety of media: from sketching and oil painting on large canvases to sculpture, video art and installation on a large scale. In my sculptures I seek to address various issues relevant to relationships and self-sustenance.</div>
Sivan Dayan, class of 2017

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