Xénia Lucie Laffely

Xénia Lucie Laffely


Xénia Lucie Laffely’s practice combines the traditional language of textile work with the contemporary aesthetic of digital photoshopped painting, creating hybrid pieces that questions hierarchies between art, design, and crafts. She creates a lively sentimental reappropriation of issues related to domestic space, intimacy, queer love, and self-fiction.


Xénia Lucie Laffely (b. 1987, Morges, Switzerland) lives and works between Lausanne and Montreal. She holds a BFA and an MFA in textile design from the Haute École d’art et de design (Geneva). Upcoming and recent solo exhibitions include presentations at Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal), Eastern Edge Gallery (St-John’s) and Kunstraum Niederoesterreich (Vienna). recent group exhibitions include the Musée des arts décoratifs (Paris), the Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam), the Centre National d’Art Graphique Le Signe (Chaumont), Kunstraum Niedereoesterreich (Vienna), and Galerie Last Tango (Zurich), among others. Laffely was the 2019 recipient of the Swiss Design Award and a finalist for the 2020 Swiss Art Award.

Born in Morges, Switzerland, in 1987

Lives and works between Lausanne and Montreal