Danae Diaz was born in Barcelona. She studied Fine Art at the University of Barcelona, Manchester Metropolitan University and Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee. Based in Berlin since 2004, she combines her work for traditional comercial 2D animation projects and studios, with her Illustration work for advertising agencies, music labels, featured film productions, publishing houses, magazines and institutions. Her personal work has been exhibitided in Spain, Germany, UK, Brussels and the USA. A personal book project titled The Liberation was published by Berlin-based independent publishers, Onkel & Onkel. Her work has also been published in illustration annuals like Three by Three Illustration and Grafuck. A music video for the German band Brandt Brauer Frick which she codirected, designed and illustrated was screened in festivals worldwide, and received some awards.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Wired Magazine UK
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Deutsches Technickmuseum Berlin
Onkel & Onkel
FR Entertainment GmbH
Molly Aida Film
The Gym records
Rothkirch Cartoon Film
Selected for the Young Illustrators Award (Berlin)
3×3 Professional Show Silver Prize (New York)
3×3 Professional Show Special Mention (New York)
The music video “Caffeine “ wins several prizes. Look at this link for details: caffeine
Swimming Pool Bernat Picornell Barcelona Prize for Art Proposals
PUBLICATIONS AND FEATURES
Featured work at 3×3 Three by three Illustration Annual n°. New York 2011
Kimmos lange Nacht im Museum (Illustrated CD-Booklet) Published by Museum für Naturkunde Berlin 2010.
The Liberation, personal book project published by Onkel & Onkel 2009.
Featured work at Grafuck 4 art book.
Illustrative 13, Berlin, Germany
“Kleines Grünes Regal” at Gallery Paul Kogler, Dresden, Germany
Sommerland at systM gallery, Berlin
Dramator at La Boîte à Musique, Brussels
Drawing intimacy at Swallow Galery, Barcelona
Anonymous drawings Nº10 at Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
Girl-made. Patrones intimistas at Centro de exposiciones y artes of Aviles ,Asturias
Grafuck 4 in Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, California
Lebensraum, Europa in Friedrichshain, Berlin
Xinaflipà flipbook exhibition, Xinacittà, Barcelona.
Propostes d’Art a les Instal·lacions: Normas de Utilización with Po Yen Chang, in Swimming Pool Bernat Picornell Barcelona.
Photo by © Nicole Sturz