Nela Märki was born in 1979 in Basel, Switzerland. She grew up in different parts of Switzerland and in Paris, France. In 1999 she graduated from the Swiss-Italian Art-High school in Zurich. She studied General History, Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Basel and graduated with a Master of Arts in 2006. From 2007 to 2010 she studied at Zelig film school in Bolzano, Italy and achieved a diploma in editing and postproduction. Since 2009 she is working as an editor in Austria, Switzerland and Italy.