Daniela Bershan’s work focuses on the processes of life and its natural relations to form. Bershan is fascinated by the primitive, biological need for humans to make themselves heard, for leaving a mark in this world. Her work oscillates between the primitive and the scientific, between the expressive and the rational, as for her these are not necessarily each other’s opposite. Bershan’s art aims to follow the human need to physically engage in a material dialogue and flow of matter from which forms appear.
Daniela Bershan was born in 1980 in Zweibrücken, Germany. She lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. She studied Multimedia Design in Stuttgart and later Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Bershan participated in, as well as organized, various projects and exhibitions in Holland and abroad, among others: Beeld Hal Werk @ Storkhal, Amsterdam (2010), We Have a Bar @ 29th São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo (2010), Luxembourg Triennial @ Carre Rotondes, Luxembourg (2010), LOVE @ 1646, The Hague (2009), NO EXIT @ Kunsthaus, Graz (2008), Capacete, Rio de Janeiro (2007). She is currently enrolled in a MA programme at the UDK in Berlin.
Next to her research and artistic practice Daniela Bershan works as a DJ/producer a.k.a. Baba Electronica.