About the work

Drawing on early training in the language of abstraction, my material practice crosses conceptual borders with a neo-anthropofagic appetite and examines feminist and domestic politics as filtered through notions of affect. I work in solo, collaborative and social practices, engaging with the material body of the everyday – junk mail, spices, new and obsolete media, UPC codes, and Craigslist discards – to expose the pleasures and frictions of the relational entanglements that shape our local and global subjectivities.

Artist bio

Mariángeles Soto-Díaz began her art studies in the oil-producing country of Venezuela, where she was born and raised, and where Modernism’s failed promise felt particularly poignant. She holds an MA in Aesthetics and Politics from CalArts and an MFA from CGU. Her work has been exhibited internationally, at venues including MASS MoCA, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, the University of Iowa Museum, and the Wignall Museum, among others, and has been reviewed in publications such as the L.A. Times, Art Nexus and Arte al Día. Soto-Diaz is based in Southern California, and is the founder of the Unconfirmed Makeshift Museum (UMM), a flexible project space conceived as a cultural intervention in suburban Irvine, CA.