Diego Medina

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Gordon Matta Clark's Open House, Reciprocal Passage, 2008 Wood, Doors 113" X 44" X 86" © Diego Medina
Construction of Cultures, 2008 Wood, Lead, Iron 110" X 28" X 28" © Diego Medina
Reflected slave, 2008 Wood, Mirror 34" X 36" X 22" © Diego Medina
Fibonacci variations, 2007 Wood 44" X 30" X 3" © Diego Medina
Encounter Middle East-West, 2008 Wood 30" X 30" X 4" © Diego Medina
(Accouncement from Construction of Cultures, JCAL, NY) © Courtesy the ARtist and Jamaica Center for ARts and Learning, NY
Computation on the System... © Courtesy the Artist
Don't Let Money Rule Over Art, 2006 © Courtesy of the Artist & QMA, NY
Quick Facts
Guadalajara, MX
Birth year
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
sculpture, installation, architecture, site-specific

Visual Artist, Architect by Instituo Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Guadalajara, Mexico.

Diego Medina’s work is based on his belief that art transforms relationships between people, communities, and spaces. His performative, socio-political art—which encompasses sculpture, installation, drawing, and community action—examines the mutation and proliferation of Mexican culture. Medina’s work explores themes of life and death, drawing a parallel between the process of cultural evolution and the process of creating art 

Since 1991, 16 solo shows of his work, 2008 at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 2006 at Queens Museum of art, 2005 at Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico, 2003 at Exteresa Arte Contemporáneo, México City, 2000 at Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, 1996 at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, México City, among others. More than 30 collective exhibitions in Mexico, Cuba, Turkey, South Africa, Canada, France and United States.

Since 2000, his work in cultural promotion at the Latino immigrant community in New York City includes the collaboration and direction of cultural events for numerous Mexican organizations and the implementation and direction of his own workshops Art and Migration and Art Initiation for the Mexican community in New York City and the metropolitan region of Puebla and Cholula, Mexico.

Awards, in 2007 Workspace, Artist Residency, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, (JCAL), New York, 2006 Workspace, Artist Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) New York, in 2005-2006 Coinvestment Grant, Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA), Mexico, in 2003-2004 Grant for Economic Support, MEX-US Foundation for Culture, Rockefeller Foundation, Mexico-US, in 2001 Pedro Arrupe Award for excellence in community service, (ITESO), Mexico, in 1994 Artist in Residence at Yerbabuena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, Arts International, USA, in 1993 Young Creators National Grant, Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA), Mexico.


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