Daniela Iride Murgia, was born in Sardinia, graduated in oriental art in Venice, and obtained a master’s degree at the faculty of Padua.
She lives between Venice and Denmark.
She collaborates with international magazines and publishing houses such as Il Sole 24 Ore, L’Espresso, Vogue, Telecom, FCE Fondo De Cultura Económica, Edizioni Corsare, Editions Notari, Topipittori, Camelozampa, Carthusia, Kokkini Klosti Books, Zanichelli, Giunti and many others.
In 2012 she won, assigned by the important publishing house FCE-Mexico, the prestigious prize A la Orilla del Viento and the mention at the V Compostela International Prize for Picture Books. She has been selected several times at the significant exhibition Ilustrarte in Portugal.
In 2013 received the Caniem Award from the National Chamber of the Mexican Editorial Industry.
Finalist in 2015 at the Andersen Prize in Italy. In 2017 was awarded the Rodari Prize in Italy. In 2018 obtained a special mention at the XX edition of the National Award “A Book for the Environment”, Legambiente.
With Marcel (picture book dedicated to Marcel Duchamp) obtained the “premium label” from the experts of the Internationale Jugendbibliothek for the catalog The White Ravens 2018.
In 2019 received the Award of Excellence Communication Arts, USA, California.
In 2020 was awarded the Cento Children’s Literature Prize with her book Tamo.
In 2021 won the Andersen Prize as best illustrator of the year. In 2022 she receives the title of MAM, Master of Arts and Crafts.
She is the co-founder of M + B studio, which designs and curates exhibitions in collaboration with internationally renowned artists and architects at the Venice Biennale and other venues dedicated to contemporary art.
She taught for several years at International School of Comics.
Her illustrations and her art objects are created in an articulated way through the use of various techniques, with a predilection for collage, watercolor, embroidery, paper cutting, hand printing and ink.
Some objects are the result of a fusion of hand-printed parts, sometimes embroidered and then assembled, the result being transversal and three-dimensional artifacts between design, work of art and artisanal product.
Her art projects often include installations of three-dimensional dioramas, created with the use and transformation of paper into many of its possible forms and declinations.
With a process that is never the same as itself, she prints by hand on canvas supports, as if it were a painting, obtaining pieces each time to be considered “unique”.