Danica Dakić: Figure & Ground

We cordially invite you to an artist talk with Danica Dakić on Wednesday June 5 at the exhibition Group Therapy.

Danica Dakić was born in Sarajevo in 1962. She lives in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Sarajevo. The scope of her work extends from video and film to photography and installation. Her work is based on performative and collaborative processes exploring concepts of cultural memory, identity, language and history as well as social roles in their ongoing changes.

Her solo exhibitions have debuted, e.g. at the Rōda Sten Konsthall in Gothenburg 2023, Bosnia-Herzegovina pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale 2019, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt 2013, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles 2011, Generali Foundation, Vienna 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb 2010, and at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 2009. She has participated in group exhibitions such as the documenta 12 2007, 8th and 11th Istanbul Biennial 2003, 2009, Sydney Biennale 2010 and São Paulo Biennial 2014.

Danica Dakić was head of the international master’s programme “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies” at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar between 2011 and 2022. Since 2022 she has been Professor of Film and Video at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.

In this lecture she will concentrate on the development process of ISOLA BELLA and include other works from this cycle: EL DORADO 2007, FIRST SHOT 2008 and the new production LES VUES DU BRÉSIL, which is expected to be completed next year (commission for the new wallpaper museum in Kassel).