Born in 1987 in Switzerland, Anaïs Defago graduated from ECAL in 2014. She lives and work in Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland.
In her work, Defago playfully engages with the everyday visual language of her surroundings and pop culture. A photographic archive serves as a starting point for the realization of sculptures, paintings, and installations that replicate life. Despite their vernacular references, Defago’s work is minimal, reduced to essential shapes: a triangle, a wave, a monochrome gradient. Through the abstraction of forms, her works make the atmospheres of everyday places tangible, where glamor, kitsch, and disillusion stand side-by-side.