About
Residency Dates
  • Feb 1st 2007 to Jun 30th 2007
  • Dec 15th 2006 to Dec 20th 2006
  • Jun 4th 2019 to Jul 9th 2019
Region
USA

Karla Diaz is an artist, writer, educator and
activist. She was born in Los Angeles and raised both in Mexico and L.A. Her
work often uses multidisciplinary media to question institutional power, investigate language and social practices,
explore cultural relationships, create collaborations and provoke
dialogue. She received her MFA
from California Institute of the Arts in 2004. She has published, read and exhibited
her work in local, national and international venues including MOCA, LACMA, MD2011
Medellin Colombia, Museo Cervantez in Spain, the Whitney in New York, the ICA
in Boston, 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles, and the Serpentine
Gallery in London. She is co-director and founding member of Slanguage Studio, an artist community
space/collective formerly located in the harbor area of Los Angeles. A
recipient of several awards, most notably a city of Los Angeles Arts
Recognition Award and an Art Matters award for her “Prison
Gourmet” project. She keeps
busy teaching at Cal State University Long Beach and training her two German
Shepherd dogs.