Completed the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Department for Sculpture in Architecture and Public Space in the class of professor Miodrag Živković. She is a member of ULUS (Association of Fine Artists of Serbia) and UNS (Journalists’ Association of Serbia).
Dara Fanka is a multimedia artist, working in many separate artistic fields, is the laureate of many awards and honours, including the First Award for the United Nations Sculpture in 1974, ULUS’s Monumental Sculpture Award in 1982, membership of the Serbian-Jewish society Braća Baruh, articles in National Geographic, Mokranjac Days, prestigious manifestations “Golden Feather”, Drawing Biennial and the Watercolour Biennial, St. Stefan organized by the Museum of the City of Belgrade, Danilovgrad, Prilep, the Danube Art Colony Sremski Karlovci, cultural exchange between museums from twin towns Zrenjanin-Bekescaba Hungary.
During the bombing of Belgrade in 1999, Dara Fanka was working in the open ULUS’s studio. The exhibition of these pieces of artwork called Paintings against Bombs took place in pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić and was transported to 14 venues in Germany and to Pittsburgh and New York.
Since 1979, Dara Fanka has been an art associate of the magazine RTV Theory and Practice published of Radio Televizija Beograd, and from 1988, a correspondent and art associate of the culture magazine Zavičajac from Zrenjanin, as well as for magazines Vojska (Army), Dodir (Touch), ASK Motorspor.
From 2012 Dara Fanka has participated in the professional team of architects Ksenija Bulatović on the experimental project Symbiosis: Symbiotic architecture  that has been presented at numerous international conferences and exhibitions 2014-2018, she writes expert analysis of the “Belgrade newspapers” – a magazine for urban culture that has issued the Centre for Social Research. She works with Studio CUBEX  on design and art projects for arranging the city. She is one of the authors of the projects: arrangement of the Gardoš in Zemun in 2018, the competition for the pedestrian zone Novi Sad 2018 and the competition for the presentation of Serbia at the Venice Biennale 2014. She was cooperating of the arranging Cvetni trg in Belgrade 2016.
As a member of a choir, Dara Fanka took part in a tour of the United States in 1978, on a concert in Carnegie Hall as well as in other 30 concerts in the US, where the choir performed with Breda Kalef the primadonna of the opera in Belgrade, and Andrej Preger, the professor at the Faculty of Music Art. The choir also participated in filming a documentary about Jews who survived the horrors of Nazi occupation and World War II. The choir recorded an LP record and later a disc in RTS production. Choir Braća Baruh was awarded twice by the state for its contribution to the cultural affirmation of the state.
She lives and works in Belgrade.