Danica Dakić grew up in Yugoslavia, studied at the Academy of Arts Sarajevo from 1981 to 1985 and then transferred to the University of Arts Belgrade, where she continued her studies until 1988 and graduated in painting. In 1988 she left Yugoslavia for Germany, where she studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the class of Nam June Paik from 1988 to 1990.
She spent the time of the Bosnian war in Germany, returning to Sarajevo for the first time in 1997. Dakić lives and works in Düsseldorf and Sarajevo. Parallel to her artistic work, she is a professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she heads the class for film and video.
Foto: © Egbert Trogemann, © Bild-Kunst, Bonn