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Hi, my name is Daniel (Wesseik, b. 1985) and I do what I do. The doing result in visual art, films, loops. In my work I combine disciplines and melt mediums together - Handdrawn, 2D, 3D.  I emphasize invention and try to challenge myself and the audience, with a kiss on the chick on the side.

My works have repeating themes of spirituality, nonsense and psychological exploration and have been presented in museums and galleries around the world. Originally from Jerusalem, Israel, I’m nowadays based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Alongside my practice I teach at the
St.Joost school of art and design.

I’m currently part of the Playgrounds-Next
talent program
for 2022-2023.


Reach out at:

wesseikdaniel@gmail.com


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Selected Film Festivals

2022 | Linoleum Festival- “Het Regent”, Kiev (online), Ukraine
2022 | Fest Anča - “Het Regent”, Žilina, Slovakia
2022 | ANNY - Animation Nights New York, “Artist and Friend”, NY
2022 | T-Short Animation Festival - “Het Regent”
2022 | Kaboom Animation Festival - “Het Regent”, Amsterdam, NL
2021 | Cartoon on the Bay - “The Driver”, international showcase, Rome, Italy
2021 | Warsaw Animation Film Festival - “The Fourth Raven”,  Warsaw, Poland
2021 | PIAFF - Paris  Animation Film Festival, “The Driver”, Paris, France
2021 | T-Short Animation Festival - “The Driver”
2021 | Epos International Art Film Festival - “Artist and Friend”, Tel Aviv, Israel
2021 | Kaboom Animation Festival - “The Driver”, Amsterdam, NL
2020 | Utopia Fest, “The Driver”, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2020 | Bang Awards film festival, “The Driver”, Portugal
2020 | Ó Bhéal Poetry Film Festival, “The Driver”, Cork, Ireland
2020 | Tofuzi Film Festival - “The Driver”, Experimental program, Georgia
2020 | Epos Art Film Festival - “Artist and Friend”, Tel-Aviv museum, Israel
2019 | Athens Digital Arts - “Artist and Friend”, Athens, Greece
2019 | MIAF - “Artist and Friend”, Animation Installation, Melbourne, Australia
2019 | Fest Anča - “Artist and Friend”, Slovakia
2019 | RPM Film Festival -  ”Artist and Friend”, Boston, U.S
2017 | MIAF - “Low Sound of Fire”, Melbourne, Australia
2017 | Linoleum Festival - Experimental Animation Competition, Ukraine
2017 | ASIF Tel Aviv Animation Festival - “Low Sound of Fire”, Tel Aviv, Israel
2017 | Yale Student Film Festival - Winner - best soundtrack (LSoF), U.S
2017 | Holland Animation Film Festival - Best Dutch animation, Utrecht, NL

Selected Exhibitions and Publications

2022 | MEST Magazine, interview, The Return of Moby Dick
2022 | “Post-Digital Heritage”, Group Exhibition, Playgrounds BLEND, grotekerk, Breda, NL
2020 | “Data-West”, Group Exhibition, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2020 | “Reborn” Group exhibition, Yosef Bau Museum, Illustration week, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2018 | MOTMOT Gallery -  “First of All”, Opening Exhibition, Breda, NL
2018 | Popper Publishing - "Hydra Head" magazine participation, Latvia
2018 | Jaffa Museum - “Contemplation” Group Exhibition, Jaffa, Israel
2018 | Chasse Theater - "Blinde Muur" - Solo Exhibition, Breda, NL
2017 | Filmhuis Breda - Screening and Q&A, Breda, NL
2017 | Solyanka VPA - Group exhibition, Animation Museum, Moscow, Russia
2017 | A5 Magazine & La-Culture - "Island" exhibition, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2017 | "Generation 2017" Selected group exhibition curated by MOAM, Amsterdam, NL
2017 | "Prosthetic Reality" - Augmented Reality book, Worldwide Distributed
2014—17 | La-Culture - Various exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel

Selected Events and Talks

2022 | Oomph! Playgrounds Festival, Breda, NL
2021 | Q&A, PIAFF, Paris, France
2020 | Speeddate event, Schiedam museum, Schiedam, NL
2019 | Manifest Show&Tell, Rotterdam, NL
2019 | Speeddate event, But Film Festival, Breda, NL
2017 | Speeddate event, Pan op de Dak, Breda, NL



Education

2015—2016 | Master in Animation, St.Joost, Breda (The Netherlands)
2010—2014 | Interactive Communication, Avni Institute, Tel Aviv (Israel)

Selected Workshops and Labs

2022 | Playgrounds “Next” (NL)
2019 | European Short Pitch, Nisi-Masa, Sofia (Bulgaria), Brest (France)
2017 | ASF (Animation Sans Frontiéres) Development Lab (DK, DE, HU, FR)
2021 | Kaboom Festival - VR workshop, Amsterdam (NL)
2021 | Graphic Matters, Kinetic typography workshop, Breda (NL)
2020 | Cinematography for Directors, On-Course, Tel Aviv (Israel)
2016 | Submarine Studio, Storytelling workshop, Haarlem (NL)
2014 | “Your world, only better”, Storytelling workshop with Julia Pott, Online