MadC was born in 1980, in Bautzen, GDR as Claudia Walde. She is a citizen of the world, currently based in Germany. She holds degrees in Graphic Design from the University of Art and Design, Halle, and Central Saint Martins College, London. Valuable experiences from the world of academic life were preceded by an active rapport with the graffiti and street art phenomena when she was only a teenager. It is this confluence of situations – immediate connection with the street art subculture and a devoted approach to art research – which has been decisive in turning Claudia into the artist she is today.