Darya von Berners education began at the ‘School of Visual Arts in New York’ under Milton Glaser, back in Europe she studied amongst others with Enzo Cucchi, Wolf Vostell, Janis Kounellis and Tony Cragg.
From 1984 onwards, she received various awards and scholarships, which lead to an extended stay in Paris, followed by a scholarship at the Spanish Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. After 1991 a long international tour of exhibitions in various galleries in Europe and America as well as regular participation in art-fairs like Art Basel, Arco and Art Cologne began.
Von Berners career speaks of a creative personality, that strives for continuous evolution. From nature painting and Realism in the 80’s, to her presentation at the ‘Worldwide Video Festival’ at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
More recently she is involved in public art projects, like the ‘Atmospheres’ series, for which she creates real clouds in monumental architectural contexts. The first of these interventions took place in 2007 in Madrid, when she wrapped the Puerta de Alcalá in a real cloud. This artistic intervention had a large media impact and since then she has received many invitations to create further ‘Atmospheres’ in places like Paris, Brussels, Cordoba etc. Her most recent work of this series ‘Universal Cloud Flag’ was installed in front of the Peace palace in The Hague.
Furthermore she creates installations with linear light, at emblematic locations of early 20th century modernist architecture and postmodern architecture.