Recent / Upcoming

Presentation: “Martial Arts, Culture and Politics,” 5th Annual Martial Arts Studies Conference), Chapman University, May 23-24. Organized by Paul Bowman (Cardiff University) and Andrea Molle.

Group show: Every Woman Biennial, NYC La MaMa Gallery May 19-29th / Los Angeles Bendix Building, June 2-12, 2019

Group show: The Pink Elephant In The Room / El Elefante Rosado En La Habitación, a painting-mural for El Mañana No Existe, curated by Lorena Gonzalez for the Galería Beatriz Gil in Caracas, Venezuela, through March, 2019

Group show: drj – dr. julius | ap, CENTURY. idee bauhaus, Berlin, April through June 2019

Group show: Sur: Biennial, curated by James MacDevitt, August, 2019

Group show: Wignall Museum, These Creatures, curated by Cindy Rehm, September, 2019

Solo show: Everyday Grappling Operations, Orange County Museum of Art, November 3, 2018, through March 17, 2019


Mariángeles Soto-Díaz began her art studies in Venezuela, currently one of the most violent countries in the world but then a promising oil-producing nation where Modernism’s failed promise was particularly poignant.

Working in a range of formats, her practice registers the multiplicity of her own subject position, moving across conceptual borders to reframe the relationship between speculative spaces and politics through notions of affect. She is interested in creating objects, installations and events that examine how new feminist materialisms and the rifts caused by power differentials are understood.

Soto-Diaz holds a BA in Art and a minor in Psychology from Hampshire College, an MA in Aesthetics and Politics from CalArts and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Orange County Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, the University of Iowa Museum, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, and the Wignall Museum, among others, and has been reviewed in publications such as Hyperallergic, the LA Times, Art Nexus, El Nacional, El Universal and Arte al Día. Soto-Diaz is based in Southern California and is the founder of the Unconfirmed Makeshift Museum (UMM), a flexible artist-run project with a playful utopian sensibility that examines feminist and domestic politics.