Danica Dakić, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf (29 August – 8 November 2009), Berlin, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, 2009→
Buden Boris (ed.), Danica Dakić, exh. cat., Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (26 January – 19 March 2017), Vienna, Verlag für modern Kunst, 2018
Danica Dakić, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 30 April – 7 August 2011→
Danica Dakić : Emily, Turku Art Museum, Turku, 9 November 2012 – 6 January 2013→
Danica Dakić, Safe Frame, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 8 May – 29 September 2013
Bosnian painter and video artist.
After graduating with a degree in painting from the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts, Danica Dakić went on to study and pursue her artistic research in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her works, especially the series Role-Taking, Role-Making (2005) and the installation El Dorado (2007), utilise a variety of mediums (photography, film, video and sound installation) to explore the question of cultural memory in the context of war, social and political change, and globalisation. Her video and sound installations explore the role of various forms of language, especially orality, in the process of shaping our identities.
Her work has been shown in Sarajevo, Venice, Kassel, Düsseldorf, Istanbul, São Paulo, Sydney, Vienna, and Los Angeles, and she has taught at Bauhaus Weimar University since 2011. D. Dakić was selected to represent Bosnia at the 2019 edition of the Venice Biennale.
Danica Dakić, El Dorado, Giessbergstrasse, 2006-07, transparency in light box, c-print on aluminum, © ADAGP, Paris
Danica Dakić, Role-taking, role-making, 2004-2005, video projection, colour, sound (video still), © ADAGP, Paris