Danae Diaz is a Spanish born illustrator and animation artist based in Germany. After studying Fine Arts in Barcelona, she moved to Berlin where she has been living for over 12 years. Recently she moved to Stuttgart but she still keeps one foot in booth other cities. Danae has worked together with numerous animation studios, newspapers (as Die Zeit, The Guardian, Neue Zürcher Zeitung) and magazines (Wallpaper*, Wired UK), advertising agencies, publishing houses, and others. Her animation work has been shown among others at Illustrative festival, Pictoplasma and Gallery Nucleus and at film and animation festivals worldwide.
Her figurative work gravitates between animation and illustration, combines line and color, plays with perspective and is subtly surreal. She is always excited to find new collaborations and challenges.
For any inquiries feel free to get in touch.
Partial Client list:
The Guardian, Die Zeit, Spiegel, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Wallpaper*, Wired, Delivered from DHL, Christie’s Magazine, Business Punk, Avantgarde, Sr. Rushmore, Optix, Jacoby & Stuart, Westermann, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Deutsches Technik museum Berlin, Arte Creative, ZDF, !K7 Records, The Gym records, in|pact media
Fine art degree at University of Barcelona. Study exchange programs at Manchester Metropolitan University and Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee.
Awards and Recognitions
2015 3×3 Professional show and Picture show, Merit
2014 Künstlerinnen Programm Film/Video, Berlin, Grant
2013 Young Illustrators Award, Berlin, Nominee
2011 3×3 Professional Show, Silver prize and Special Mention
An excerpt of recognitions for the animated video „Caffeine“:
2012 FIB Cortos (Benicàssim, Spain) Best spanish shortfilm
2011 Fest Anča Animation Festival, 2nd Prize Music Video Award
2011 MAGMA. Mostra di cinema Breve (Acireale, Italy), Best animated short film
2011 Musiclip (Barcelona, Spain) 2nd Prize Best Animated Music Video
2011 Animainzón, special mention
Press and features
2013 Kimmo Ahoi, Illustrated CD-Booklet for Berlin technick Museum, published by Jacoby & Stuart
2010 Kimmos lange Nacht im Museum, Illustrated CD-Booklet, published by Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
2009 The Liberation, personal book project published by Onkel & Onkel
2013 Illustrative (Berlin) 2013
2012 “Kleines Grünes Regal” at Gallery Paul Kogler, Dresden, Germany
2010 Sommerland at systM gallery, Berlin
2010 Dramator at La Boîte à Musique, Brussels
2010 Drawing intimacy at Swallow Galery, Barcelona
2009 Anonymous drawings Nº10 at Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
2009 Girl-made. Patrones intimistas at Centro de exposiciones y artes of Aviles ,Asturias
2009 Grafuck 4 in Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, California