Daniel Göttin lives and works in Basel, Switzerland. Göttin initially worked as a draftsman for an engineering company, and later entered the School of Visual Art in Basel, graduating in 1990.
Göttin has mounted more than 60 solo exhibitions and projects since 1990 at museums, institutions, galleries, public and private collections as well as not-for-profit spaces throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico and the United States. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at: The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in 1993, the Kunsthaus Baselland in Muttenz, Switzerland in 1998, the Haus für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst in Zürich in 2001, Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka, Japan in 2002, the House of Art, Budweis, Czech Republic in 2009, Minus Space, Brooklyn in 2010, the Field Institute, Raketenstation Hombroich, Germany in 2012, and Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan in 2007 and 2014.
Göttin has made temporary, site-specific interventions that examine the subjective nature of perception for over 20 years. His installations always consist of common industrial materials, such as tape, carpet, and paint, and playfully respond to the specific characteristics of the given architectural site – dynamically activating the viewer’s relationship to it.