Salvador Díaz is a visual artist, focused on contemporary painting as a critical reflection on written language, as a conceptual and compositional support for his work with interventions in newspapers; and on collective memory with his work of Family Album, Panoramics, among other series.
With the press-paintings the permanence of information for punctual or timeless review of the events, measuring the pulse of society through its press in a round trip with the possibility of giving voice to the social unrest caused by the accusations in the media, the manipulation and the reality of the witness, who may be collecting fragments or fissures of a model of power, based on the need to enunciate a wound or desire different from the intricate system of relations with respect to the complexity of the world that seemed to be excluded.
Díaz is currently a Professor at the University of Monterrey UDEM. And member of the National System of Art Creators 2022-2025 FONCA in Mexico. He did a small-stay residency and solo exhibition at the Gallery of the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Acquisition award at the Tijuana International Triennial CECUT 2021.
During the 2020 Pandemic, he develops the project "Storytelling MARCO" for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey due to the closure of the museum in the month of March 2020, this platform invited prominent artists to tell their story with the museum.
In 2014 he is recognized in Mexico as a Member of the National System of Art Creators, has taught jury, workshops and conferences at the Institutes of Culture of the cities of Monterrey, Tijuana, Chetumal, Villahermosa, Tecate, Merida, Campeche and Acapulco He was a Vocal of Plastic Arts in the Council for Culture and Arts of Nuevo León and has maintained throughout his career a social commitment to benefit various social institutions.
Bachelor in Philosophy and Humanities by the UANL and Master of Arts in the Postgraduate Faculty of Visual Arts of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon. 2014 UANL Arts Prize, State Tax Stimulus Law for Artistic Creation, selected at the 2000 FEMSA Biennial.
His exhibitions in Monterrey city "Events" and "Profiles and Stories. "The Emperor's New Costume" at the Fernando Pradilla Gallery in Madrid. "The Prince" MAS Museum of Santander.
"Press Art: Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel" at the Kunstmuseum St.Gallen in Switzerland and at the Museum der Moderne: MdM Rupertinum Salzburg in Austria. "The Future of the Present" in the Galician Center of Contemporary Art CGAC of Santiago de Compostela.
With the invitation of the French artist Colonel (Thierry Geoffroy) Salvador Díaz participated in his project "Emergency Room" on PS1 MoMa in Long Island, NY.
In 2011 his work is included in the November Auction of Latin American Art of the Phillips de Pury House, New York.
Diaz was represented by the following Contemporary Art Galleries in the following years:
Plastic Association of the Northeast, Mty 1993-1995
Martha Flores, Mty. 1995
Frida Gallery, Mty. 1995
Villa Amadeus, Mty 1996-1997
Arte Actual Mexicano, Mty. 1997-2010
Mackey Gallery, Houston 2000-2006
5 Pieces Gallery, Switzerland 2010
Brown Bag Contemporary, San Francisco-NY 2004-2010
Stephen Cohen, Los Angeles 2006
Fernando Pradilla, Madrid 2001-2020
Galeria El Museo, Bogota 2002-2020
Stephanie Ferrario, London 2006
Wedel Gallery, London 2006
Over the last two decades his work has been exhibited at the International Art Fairs of Contemporary Art FIAC in Paris, Art Chicago, Art Cologne Germany, ARCO Madrid, Art Miami, Pinta NY and Scope NY, Basel, Hamptons, and London. Zona MACO, SP-Arte, Arte BA and ArtBO in South America among others.
His work is part of private collections in 29 cities around the world between America and Europe. The CGAC museums in Santiago de Compostela and MAS Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Santander and Cantabria, in Spain; Pinacoteca de Nuevo León and La Casa Universitaria del Libro UANL, the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters in Mexico.
Salvador Díaz lives and works in Monterrey.
Díaz at his studio.
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