Phoenix visual artist Diana Calderón has been selected as the 2018 resident artist in Guadalajara for GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas. During her residency at PAOS GDL in June-July 2018, she will be housed at Museo Taller José Clemente Orozco, the former home and studio of the famous Mexican muralist.
Diana Calderón was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and raised in El Paso, Texas. She earned a BFA from Arizona State University and completed MFA coursework in Printmaking at The University of Dallas. In 2016, she studied art abroad in Cortona, Italy. Working primarily with relief printmaking and performance, her artwork explores ideas of human connection and transition using elements that reference Mexican archaeological and architectural design, where she mixes traditional and contemporary techniques. Calderón works as Education and Engagement Manager at Xico Arte y Cultura in Phoenix.
“The Guadalajara residency will allow me to experiment with and implement new approaches in my artwork, and to create a more focused and cohesive body of work.” -Diana Calderón
Calderón was selected for GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas through a competitive application process open to emerging and mid-career Phoenix Latinx artists. As a resident artist, she will have opportunities to develop projects in collaboration with the local artistic community and take advantage of studio space access, visits with curators and art professionals, as well as exhibition and performance opportunities.
GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas is an artist residency and cultural exchange program between the cities of Phoenix, Arizona and Guadalajara, Jalisco organized by CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Americas), ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios (PAOS GDL).
GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas offers fully sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, Arizona and to Latinx artists from Phoenix to travel and work in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Artists will develop creative projects and present public programs that establish a dialogue between both cities. This is the only program in Arizona dedicated to supporting international residencies for Latinx artists.
This program is organized by CALA Alliance, ASU Art Museum and PAOS GDL with generous support from the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation.