Daniel was born in 1955 in Rio de Janeiro. He graduated in civil engineering in 1980 from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and studied Arts at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (EAV – School of Visual Arts) from 1981 to 1983. He was also a teacher at EAV from 1985 to 1996.
Daniel participated in many biennials, including São Paulo’s in 1985, 1989 and 1998, the Biennial de La Habana in 1986, and also the Biennial of Venice in 1990, among others. He has been seen through the years exhibiting in museums like the MASP in São Paulo, the MAM also in São Paulo, the Paço Imperial in Rio de Janeiro, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, New York MOMA, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber in Caracas, and Museu Ludwig in Cologne.
Since the eighties, Daniel has been doing solo shows in museums and galleries in Brazil and other countries, for example at the MAM in Rio de Janeiro, MAC in Niterói, Museu Oscar Niemeyer in Curitiba, Casa França-Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Monterrey, México, Thomas Cohn Arte Contemporânea in Rio de Janeiro, Ramis Barquet and Charles Cowley Gallery in New York, Gallerie Michel Vidal in Paris, Galleri Engström in Stockholm, Galeria Camargo Vilaça in São Paulo, Pulitzer Art Gallery in Amsterdam, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, and more recently at Galeria Silvia Cintra in Rio de Janeiro, Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo, Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisbon, Galeria Nara Roesler in São Paulo and New York.
Daniel Senise lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.