Biography

Diego Pérez was born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1975.

The multidisciplinary work of Pérez shows two principal artistic lines: the first, a preoccupation with the space in which his works take place, which has as an end an interaction with society. The second is an exploration of different materials, movements, and spaces across formal pieces. 

His site-specific work begins with an investigation of the subjective reality that can be found inside defined social contexts and their histories, to then be able to experiment with solutions that offer alternate manners of coexistence, and uses of space and the existing mediums. 

His studio work is more intimate and meditative, though it also possesses a ludic quality which suggests the negotiation between the movements of the materials themselves and between the components of the pieces.

Diego Pérez currently lives and works in Mexico City.

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SOLO EXHIBITION

2017

The Future Belongs to Philophotology, Galería Alterna, Mexico City, Mexico

2014

Pasatiempo, Galería Machete, Mexico City, Mexico

Cuando el viento venga a buscarme, “1 Mes 1 Artista”, Proyectos 123, Mexico City, Mexico

2013

Nuestra casa sería un campamento, Museo Experimental el Eco, Mexico City, Mexico

2012

Proyecto para Zona Sur, dentro del marco de la feria de arte contemporáneo MACO, Mexico City, Mexico

2010

Lo lejano hace señas a lo lejano, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

2008

Sombra de sol, Künstlerresidenz Blumen, Leipzig, Germany 

2007

Obra Negra, Galería del Laboratorio Mexicano de Imágenes, Mexico City, Mexico

2006

Mitología Chilanga, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico

Topografía Próxima, Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico

Sólo para el viento existen las hojas de los árboles, Celda Contemporánea, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, Mexico

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

2019

Nada existe si no a través de las manos, Galería RGR, Mexico City, Mexico

2018

Nunca fuimos contemporáneos, XIII Bienal Femsa, Zacatecas, Mexico

2017

Aquí es, Galería Alterna, Mexico City, Mexico

2016

Sample, MACO, Mexico City, Mexico

2015

Registro 04, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

2013

Los comedores de Loto, Casa del Lago UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Paréntesis, Galería Luis Adelantado, Mexico City, Mexico

2012

Feos, sucios y malos, Espacio M, Mexico City, Mexico

Now, obras de la Colección Jumex, Instituto Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico

2010

Hitos de la Ciudad, Centro Cultural San Carlos, Mexico City, Mexico

Panamericana, Galería Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

The Traveling Show, Colección Jumex, Estado de Mexico, Mexico

Programa Arte Actual, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

2008

Las Lineas de la Mano, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Works of art with a minimum of steel, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico

Elefante Negro, Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli, Mexico City, Mexico

2007

VII Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico

2006

Just another fucking group show, Arcaute Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico

ABCDF Portraits of Mexico City, Queens Museum Of Arts, New York, USA

2005

Ouvert Toute La Nuit, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Colima, Colima, Mexico

Une Promesse de Malheure, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico

Horizontes, Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City, Mexico

XX Festival Internacional de Fotografía, Villa Noailles, Hyeres, France

Viaje Todo Pagado, Grand Arts Gallery,  Kansas City, USA

Ouvert Toute La Nuite, Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montreal, Canada

2004

Cotidianidad Documentada, Museo de Huesca, Huesca, Spain

2003

Testigos, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

2002

ABCDF, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

Décima Bienal de Fotografía, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico

AWARDS

2015

FONCA Jóvenes Creadores, in sculpture discipline

2016

FONCA Jóvenes Creadores, in sculpture discipline

2017

FONCA Jóvenes Creadores, in sculpture discipline

2018

FONCA Jóvenes Creadores, in sculpture discipline

2001

Gran Premio Salón de Octubre Omnilife