Danica Dakic (born in 1962, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) works with photography, video art and installations. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in 1985, she was admitted to the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, where she continued her studies. In 1988 Dakic left Yugoslavia for Germany where she studied at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf under Nam June Paik.
Selected solo exhibitions: Safe Frame, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt am Main (2013); Emily, Turku Art Museum (2012); Danica Dakić, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011); Danica Dakić, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (2010); Role-Taking, Role-Making, Generali Foundation Vienna (2010); Danica Dakić, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen (2009); Danica Dakić, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2009); Casa del Lago, Kunsthaus Langenthal (2009); Triptychon, Mala Galerija, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana (2008); Role-Taking, Role-Making, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava (2006); Role-Taking, Role-Making, Kulturzentrum Sinsteden (2005); NY Diary, Exit, Peja, Kosovo (2004); A Cappella, National Gallery of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo (2003); Prayer, Kunstverein Ulm (2002); Step by Step. Part I, Obala Art Centar, Sarajevo (1997).
Danica Dakic has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 31st São Paulo Biennial (2014); 1st Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art (2012); 17th Biennale of Sidney (2010); Liverpool Biennale (2010); Documenta 12, Kassel (2007); 8th and 11th International Istanbul Biennale (2003, 2009); 11. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2008); 5th Cetinje Biennial (2004); 2nd Valencia Biennial (2003)
Works by Dakic have been exhibited at Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Ludwig Museum (Budapest), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Rivington Place (London), Fundación Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona), Musrara New Gallery (Jerusalem), Musée d’art moderne Saint-Étienne Métropole, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Witte de With (Rotterdam), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Museum of History of Yugoslavia (Belgrade), Pergamonmuseum (Berlin), Chicago Cultural Center, Artists’ Space (New York) and many others.
Her works can be found in public collections, such as the Centre Pompidou (Paris), The Generali Foundation (Vienna), Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, New National Museum of Monaco, CNAP Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims), CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Museumslandschaft Hessen (Kassel), National Gallery of Bosnia-Herzegovina (Sarajevo), The Landtag of North-Rhine-Westphalia (Düsseldorf).
She lives and works in Sarajevo and Düsseldorf.