A L E J A N D R O   D I A Z

Lives and works in New York


MA Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

BFA University of Texas at Austin

Solo Exhibitions

Archologie, Royale Projects, Palm Desert, CA

RISD Business: Sassy Signs and Sculptures by Alejandro Diaz, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

The Townhouse of New York, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA

Just in Queso .. David Shelton Gallery, San Antonio, TX
World's Largest Cardboard Sign, The Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles

Blame it on Mexico, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

A Can for All Seasons, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX

A Can for All Seasons, Public Art Fund, New York, NY

Back in 5 minutes, Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX

Souvenirs, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Solo Project, The Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA

ArtPace, San Antonio, TX

Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos
Introductions '95, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

Karen Rhymer Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Bemis Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE

Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, TX

Group Shows

R E D U X, Dorfman+ , New York, NY
Playing with Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions, El Museo Del Barrio, NYC

Looking Back at Tomorrow; the first 5 years of royale projects, Palm Desert, CA

Read Into It, Dorfman+, New York, NY

St. Moritz Art Masters, Switzerland

Seriously Funny, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ

Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
A Declaration of Immigration, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
A New Cosmopolitanism: Preeminence of Place in Contemporary Art, California State Univ. Fullerton

Ceci n'est pas..., Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Surge – 798 Dashanzi Art Festival, Beijing, China

Body Double Forum + Elzbieta Koscielak Gallery Cultural Center Zamek, Lesnica Castle, Wroclaw, Poland
Light /Art: Mystic, Crystal, Revelation, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
Works on Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Tres Años, Tres Amigos, Trés Chic, New World Museum, Houston, TX
Four Freedoms, Marin Art Gallery, Muhlenburg College, Allenstown, PA
Apropiaciones, KBK Galleria Contemporanea, Mexico City, DF
Never Leaving Atzlan, Museo de Las Americas, Denver, CO

Gift: Wrap and Set Boutique, Julia Friedman Gallery, NY
Cheap and Chic, Galeria O-Itatti, Mexico City, Mexico
The Superfly Effect, Jersey City Museum, NJ

Fall Selections '04, The Drawing Center, NY
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
Pequeñas Escenas, Galeria Animal, Santiago, Chile
Neo-Queer, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Postcards from Cuba: Selections from the 8th Havana Biennial, Heine Onstad Kuntsenter, Oslo, Norway

I (Heart) CUBA, Eighth Havana Biennial

Grotto, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Queer Visualities, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Cartoon-like, Rudolph Projects, Houston, TX

S-Files, El Museo del Barrio, NY
Latino Redux, University of North Texas State, Denton

Simply Beautiful, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

Synthesis and Subversion: A Latino Direction in San Antonio Art, Art Gallery, University of Texas at San Antonio and UTSA Satellite Space

Material as Message, Glassel School of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, TX
Las Manos del Artista, Casona - Centro Cultural de la Secretaria, Mexico City
Marcas Registrada, Galleria Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
Extranjeros en Mexico: Francis Alys, Alex Vaness, Alejandro Diaz, Eugenia Vargas, Silvia Grunner, Taller Diaz, Mexico City

Blue Star IV, Curated by Lucy Lippard, Blue Star ArtSpace, San Antonio, TX


LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Fundación Colleción Jumex, Mexico City
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ
El Museo del Barrio, NY
Cindy Sherman, New York, NY
Neil Patrick Harris, Los Angeles, CA
Smithsonian American Art Museum (in progress)
as well as private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Other Activities

Lecturer, I.P.O. Artist - Curator dialogues, Whitney Museum of American Art. Nov. 11, 2003

Panelist, Latino Redux: A Collections of Stories, Lies, and Embellishments, Southwest Texas State University, Denton, TX. February 2000

Panelist, American Canvas: A Roundtable on the 1997 NEA Report, Art Journal Vol. 57 No. 3 (Fall 1998), p. 69-76

Founder, Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX. December 1996

Lecturer, The influence of Mexican Folk Art on the Contemporary, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX. February 1996


ArtPace International Artist-in Residence Program, San Antonio, TX

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

Grants, Fellowships, Commissions

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

Public Art Fund, In the Public Realm, New York, NY

Linda Pace and ArtPace – supplemental grant for the Havana Biennial Project
Frances T. and Stephen P. Magee – supplemental grant for the Havana Biennial Project

Bard College, Curatorial Studies Fellowship, NY

Margaret Pace - Robert Wilson Foundation Grant

River Pierce Foundation Grant

Umlauf Award in Sculpture, University of Texas at Austin


Downtown Arts Projects, New York, NY (summer)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (summer)


Texas Contemporary Art Fair: Live Blog, Glasstire, Oct. 2011

Bennet, Steve, Social, Political Issues Drive Artist's Humor, My San Antonio, July. 2010

Dickens, Scott, Seeing "Multiples" at the David Shelton Gallery, Examiner Aug. 2009

Fuller, Daniel, Alejandro Diaz The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Art Lies, 2009

Ollman, Leah, Art Review: Alejandro Diaz at Happy Lion, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 2009

Drysdale, Rebekah, Alejandro Diaz, Daily Serving, Oct. 2009

Alejandro Diaz: Blame it on Mexico, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Feb. 2009

The Nate Berkus Show – House Proud: Texas Dance Hall

Knight, Christopher, Phantom Sightings at LACMA, Los Angeles Times, April 15 2008

Ryan, Jeffrey, What Do You Care? Frieze Magazine, Dec. 12, 2007

Robinson, Walter, Fair Weather? Artnet Magazine, Oct. 2007

Cotter, Holland, Art in Review, New York Times, July 2007

Rosenberg, Karen, An Afternoon in Chelsea, New York Magazine, Summer 2007

Talespining, The New Yorker, Oct 18, 2004

Glueck, Grace, Working Words into Images, New York Times, Sept. 24, 2004

Herzberg, Julia, 8th Havana Biennial, ArtNexus, Issue #52, Apr. 2004

FILES, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contempraneo, Castilla y Leon, Spain, Feb. 2004

Gopnik, Blake, In Havana, An Air of Possibilities, Washington Post, Nov 16, 2003

Garcia, Miki, Interview with Alejandro Diaz www.Apollo13art.com; April 2003

Sloley, Emma, Personal Space, Harper's Bazaar – Australia, Jan. 2003

Hamburger, Susan, Artburgher: Alejandro Diaz - Souvenirs, WaterFront Weekly, Oct. 2001

Cotter, Holland, Picking Out Distinctive Voices…, The New York Times, Aug. 2000

Sirmans, Franklin, The S-Files, Time Out New York, Aug. 2000

Goddard, Dan, Denton Show … Texas Hispanics, San Antonio Express & News, March 2000

Sirmans, Franklin, Cityscape San Antonio, FlashArt, summer 1998

Weiss, Ann, On View, New Art Examiner, March 1995

Finding the Authentic…, Financial Times, June 1995

Cantu, Enrique, Jovenes Curadores, Poliester, Sept. 1993

Guerra, Maria, Arte Tex-Mex, Poliester, Sept. 1992

Scott-Fox, Lorna, Arte en su Lugar, La Jornada Semanal, Dec. 1990

Kartofel, Graciela, Arte en Capsulas, Vogue-Mexico, May 1991

Gambrell, Jamie, Texas State of the Art, Art in America, March 1987

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