Born in Guatemala in 1973, for nearly two decades, Guatemala native and international performance artist Maria Adela Diaz has used her body and various media to explore the complex essence and sublimity of a woman’s nature. Diaz’s work raises objections to patriarchal values, political deception and discriminatory ideology, employing video and installation to seduce and provoke the observer within unexpected, everyday contexts. The artist has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in venues around the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Exteresa Arte Actual in Mexico City, and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in San Jose, Costa Rica. Her work appears in the anthology “Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women,” published by the International Museum of Women in San Francisco.

Diaz currently resides in Los Angeles, where she works as an art director.