Yves Dana was born in 1959, in Alexandria, Egypt. In 1961, the Dana family left Egypt, settling in Switzerland.
Yves Dana received a degree in Sociology from the University of Lausanne in 1978, then graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Geneva in 1981.
Dana has worked in iron, stone and bronze throughout the various stages and directions in the development of his sculpture practice. During the last 40 years, Dana has participated in more than 40 solo exhibitions and more than a hundred collective exhibitions, typically accompanied by publications. The artist’s work has been presented regularly in Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, England, Singapore, Japan, and the United States.
His works are part of prestigious permanent collections globally, including collections of important architects such as Kengo Kuma, Mario Botta and Bernard Tschumi.
Laureat of the Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture for his whole work (2015).