Director of Fashion Space Gallery

London College of Fashion

l.c.salazar@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Research interests

Curating contemporary fashion, design and graphics, commissioning new work, curating live events, performance and debate, exhibition design.

  • Biography

    Ligaya Salazar is the Director of the Fashion Space Gallery. Her work as a curator and commissioner focuses on contemporary design, fashion and graphics. Ligaya was a Curator of Contemporary Programmes at the V&A from 2005-2013 where she curated the contemporary exhibitions Memory Palace in 2013, Yohji Yamamoto in 2011 and Fashion V Sport in 2008 for which she also edited the accompanying publications.She devised the V&A Friday Late programme from 2008 –2010 and a series of fashion-related V&A Friday Late events at Wanderlust in Paris in 2012. She has also curated numerous Friday Late events including No Strings in 2011, British Fashion and Pen-Paper-Scissors in 2009 and Crafting Couture in 2007. She also co-curated two exhibitions that took place at the Fashion Space Gallery, Yohji Yamamoto at work in 2011 and Go Figure: New Fashion Illustration in 2012.

    Working as an independent curator and advisor, she continues to curate the East London Comics and Arts Festival and was on the judging panel for the AOI Illustration Awards 2013. She writes regularly on contemporary design and fashion and is Contributing Editor to Varoom magazine.

  • Research statement

    My research interests lie in how a visitor experiences fashion and design through their display, both through the physical presentation within gallery and museum spaces and also through activating the objects and processes through live experiences. The focus of my continuing curatorial work is on commissioning new experimental work, bringing to life the design processes behind existing work and facilitating debate around current critical thinking in fashion and design. Forthcoming projects in 2014 include a two-week long series of events addressing the wider themes that FSG will address, an installation of imaginary experimental catwalk shows working with Simon Costin, establishing a new design residency for the gallery and an exhibition that investigates the relationship between design and manufacture in Britain. In addition to curating and commissioning my own exhibitions, events and installations, I work closely alongside internal and external curators researching and creating exhibitions for the Fashion Space Gallery.

Selected research outputs

View all outputs in UAL Research Online

Gallery

Catwalk fashion show at the V&A
Photo credit: V&A Images.

Catwalk show featuring work of up-and-coming British fashion design talent and performance. Costume design by Petra Storrs, choreography by Kate Zamira Mummery. British Fashion Friday Late, Raphael Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, September 2009.

Yohi Yamamoto exhibition at the V&A
Photo credit: V&A Images.

Yohji Yamamoto, Tapestry Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011

Yohi Yamamoto exhibition at the V&A
Photo credit: V&A Images.

Yohji Yamamoto, Gallery 38, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011

Fashion Sport exhibition V&A
Image credit: V&A Images

Fashion V Sport, Porter Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2008.

Exhibition at the V&A
Photo credit: V&A Images.

Memory Palace, Porter Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2013.

preparation for fashion event
Photo credit: Wanderlust, Paris.

Go Figure Friday Late event, Wanderlust Paris, 2012.