Brazilian artist Antonio Dias attended the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro. In the late 1960s, during Brazil's military dictatorship, Dias moved to Paris and settled in Milan in the 1970s. In the mid 1980s he moved to Berlin with a scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service). In 1992, Dias was appointed professor at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Austria. He lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and Milan.