June 13 — July 19, 2009
Alejandro Diaz uses language and wit to explore the cultural stereotypes that pervade his Mexican heritage as well as his experiences as a contemporary artist. His neon signs (Make Tacos Not War, Wetback By Popular Demand, Wanabes Welcomed!) illustrate an artist attuned to sweet and hilarious camp that magnifies socio-political conventions ripe for discussion.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Alejandro Diaz earned an MA from Center for Curatorial Studies from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York in 1999 and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987.
Diaz was featured in the 2009 Volta NY show and currently has a solo exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT.
He is also currently included in Seriously Funny, a group exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ.
Additional exhibitions since 2000 include, the seminal Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2008); ArtPace, San Antonio, TX (2006); the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL (2008); Surge – 798, Dashanzi Art Festival, Beijing, China (2007); a public project with the Public Art Fund, New York, NY (2005); Galeria O-Itatti, Mexico City, Mexico (2005) and I (Heart) CUBA, Eighth Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.