Photo credits © Michael Hemy

Photo credits © Michael Hemy

Ligia Dias’ work is self-defined as “Coco Chanel and Max Bill driving a Matra 530 customized by Sonia Delaunay”. The Bauhaus legacy is explicit in her practice. Dias' work has been presented internationally in exhibitions such as ‘MEDUSA’, at the Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and at ‘L’Esprit du Bauhaus’ at Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, also in Paris. In 2009 she received the ANDAM Award of Young French Designers (Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode). She regularly collaborates with renowned artists such as Mai-Thu Perret.

Dias is also the curator of The Corner Piece, a project she has launched at Independent Art Fair in Brussels in 2017. The Corner Piece refers to the store and the exhibition. The project wishes to be interdisciplinary and puts together conceptual and craft practices. The principle is to invite artists and designers according to productions they have made within or at the edge of their framework. In a spirit of transversality, the project questions the notion of artistic field, the subjective value of a given object, be it art-work or product, as well as the exhibition form in itself. Since then The Corner Piece project has been presented in Novembre magazine issue 15 in 2019, at Belo Campo/Galeria Francisco Fino in Lisbon in September 2019 and at Design Miami/Miami in December 2018.

Simultaneously to her personal projects Ligia Dias is Creative Consultant for Designers and brands such as Natacha Ramsay-Levi for Chloé, Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Club Monaco, Repetto and Swarovski among others.

Ligia Dias works and lives in Geneva.