Isabel Herguera was born in San Sebastian, Spain. She graduated from the California Institute of the Arts, and worked for several animation studios in Los Angeles. Her films have been shown at festivals like Rotterdam, Ann Arbor, Annecy and Huesca, among others. She teaches at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India, and at the China Central Academy of Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. Currently she is working on a project inspired by a 1905 Indian feminist science-fiction tale.