Daniel Kuryj is born in Buenos Aires in 1968 and graduated from Civil Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1994. In the mid-90s he began to paint, create installations and compose poems. As the son of Odesa’s Ukrainian emigrants, Daniel was shocked by Soviet history and the tragedy of the Holocaust.
His work has been showcased at the Arcimboldo Gallery of the Lebenson Foundation, the Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires, Cultural Center Recoleta, National University of Buenos Aires, at the Bank of the Argentine Nation. It also has been exhibited at various seminars of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Red Cultural Center, Esma and the House of Bicentennial, the Paco Urondo Cultural Center of the UBA University of Philosophy and Lyric, the Martin Buber College Conference and the FILO Chair of Jewish Studies and Theater. Thematic exhibitions of Daniel’s work have been presented in many cities in the United States, Europe and Israel. For the first time in Ukraine, the artist’s works have been presented in Kryvyj Rig. More information about Daniel’s exhibition in Ukraine can be found online (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4)
In his paintings, Daniel shares stories he heard from grandparents and parents. For example, his family hid the Jewish girl Bronya for a year and helped adult Jews during World War II. We have recorded several Zoomeets where Daniel shares a story of his paintings. Thank you Daniel for sharing your stories and allowing others to learn about your family, totalitarian regime in USSR, and Holocaust history in Ukraine.
Zoomeet 1 link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rk63p1i9z0
Zoomeet 2 link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S-rkHp7PJo