Daniela Keiser was born in Schaffhausen in 1963. She attended the foundation course at the Schule für Gestaltung [School of Design] in Zurich from 1988 to 1989, and then spent three years taking the specialist class for spatial design at the School of Design in Basel. After that came exhibition activities at home and abroad. Since 1995 she has been spending a lot of time abroad: studio scholarships in New York, Paris and Cairo, and trips to Germany and Romania. In 1998 she received the Swiss Art Award, followed by the Prix Meret Oppenheim in 2017. She lives and works in Zurich and also teaches at Bern University of the Arts [HKB].