Christhian Diaz grew up in Bogotá, Colombia and then in Florida, USA, where as undocumented immigrants he and his mother cleaned offices, did housekeeping, and worked in chain restaurants. He then attended art school in New York City where he began making art across multiple material disciplines, but always coming back to the body and performance. He currently works as Immigration Paralegal with the Queens Legal Services Immigrant Advocacy Project. Since 2016, Christhian also volunteers as board president of UnLocal, Inc., a non-profit immigration law firm that focuses on providing free legal representation to undocumented immigrants who are facing deportation in the United States. Christhian has performed at the Whitney Biennial, MoMA PS1 Printshop, the Museum of Arts and Design, Movement Research at Judson Church, the Center for Performance Research, and Abrons Arts Center, among others. He holds an MFA from Rutgers University and a BFA from The Cooper Union. He was a 2018 fellow of the Art & Law program, 2013 MacDowell fellow, and was co-organizer of TradeSchool.coop.
01 / Jun / 19 - 22 / Ag / 19