Lia Darjes was born 1984 in Berlin. In 2012 she completed her diploma with Prof. Ute Mahler at HAW Hamburg. Form 2015 to 2018 she has served as the assistant to Prof. Ute Mahler and Ingo Taubhorn in the Master Class at the Ostkreuzschule, where she teaches her own class by now. Her work has been exhibited in Germany, France, Canada, Russia and Switzerland and published in national and international media such as M le Monde and CNN. She has received various scholarships and awards, including the young talent award of the Art Prize of the Lotto Foundation Brandenburg.