b. 1969, Buenos Aires, Argentina – lives in Houston, Texas
Drawing on such esoteric concepts as Ilya Prigogine's chaos theory, non-Euclidian geometry, and the behavior of hyper-complex systems, Gustavo Díaz uses diverse media to create artworks that reflect his education in art, music, and science. Before deciding to dedicate himself fully to art making, Díaz studied at the Escuela Técnica Otto Krause and at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial in his native Argentina. This background, as well as his continued studies in mathematics, philosophy, and other fields, inform the intricate lines and complex structures of his drawings, acrylic sculptures, and reliefs.
In 2001, Díaz received the Banco Ciudad Foundation Prize from the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, and in 2002 he co-founded NOUS, a Center of Art and Design dedicated to interdisciplinary scientific research. In 2013, the artist's work was featured at ExpoChicago, where he was named Artforum's “Critics' Pick.” Two years later, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston included Díaz's work in an exhibition entitled Cosmic Dialogues: Selections from the Latin American Collection, which focused on artistic explorations of space and light. The show was curated by Mari Carmen Ramírez, MFAH Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the International Center for Arts of the Americas (ICAA).
Díaz's work has been shown in both group and solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), TX; the Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad in Valencia, Spain; as well as other exhibition spaces throughout the United States and Argentina.
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Gustavo Díaz upcoming exhibition
We are pleased to announce Gustavo Díaz upcoming exhibition:
Off the Grid, The Mission, Houston, Texas, May 30-July 12, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, May 30, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM
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Gustavo Díaz featured in LITERAL Magazine
We are please to announce Gustavo Díaz is being features in the following article:
Gustavo Díaz: The Art of Questioning, by Rose Mary Salum, Literal Magazine, Spring 2011-2012 Issue
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Gustavo Díaz exhibition at The Mission
We are pleased to announce Gusavo Díaz upcoming exhibition:
Universo 1”, The Mission, September 13 - October 26, 2013
Reception: Friday, September 13, 2013, 6pm
For more information about the exhibition, please visit www.themissionprojects.com
Gustavo Díaz - Justificaciòn a priori
We are pleased to share the news of Gustavo Díaz's exhibition Justificaciòn a priori at The Mission gallery in Chicago from Apr 27 through June 30, 2012.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://themissionprojects.com/exhibition/8/justificacinapriori
Exhibition review by Pedro Velez for Arte al Dia (Number 140, 2012)
Gustavo Díaz lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Last October, Gustavo Díaz gave a lecture for The Latin Maecenas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.