Daniel Burkhardt was born in 1977 in Bochum, Germany. He studied Media Art at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.
Since 2004, his work has regularly been included in a wide range of exhibitions and screenings at museums, art spaces and video and short film festivals including the Centre Pompidou Paris, the Museum Reina Sofia Madrid, the New York Video Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
In 2009 he presented his first major solo exhibition at the Glaskasten Marl Sculpture Museum. This was followed by further solo exhibitions at the Zendai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall in Shanghai and the Bochumer Kunstverein.
Daniel Burkhardt has received numerous awards including the GWK Sponsorship Award, the Chargesheimer Scholarship and the Marl Video Art Award. In 2012 he was awarded a scholarship by the Stiftung Kunstfonds and in 2015 he won the main award for film and video at the 28. Stuttgarter Filmwinter.