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Diana de Solares

Born in 1952 in Guatemala City
Lives and works in Guatemala City

Diana de Solares studied architecture in the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, and later economy in the Universidad Francisco Marroquín. She also studied independently with Juan de Dios González and Daniel Schafer. In 1996 she won the Glifo de Oro prize at the X Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City. She also received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center, Italy.

Her works comprise mainly of sculptures, where she intends to make “provisional drawings in space.” She works primarily with objects and materials found in domestic environments and construction sites.

Recent solo shows include:
Vulcanidad/Vulcanicity, The 9.99 Gallery, Ciudad de Guatemala (2017); The Material Space of Radiance, Henrique Faria, Nueva York (2016); El ojo que no ves…, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Ciudad de Guatemala (2015); The Corrections, The 9.99 Gallery, Guatemala City (2014); Proyect Room – PRESENTS 2: Alma Ruiz presents Diana de Solares, Josée Bienvenue Gallery, New York City (2014); En Tránsito, Sol del Río Arte Contemporáneo, Guatemala City (2013); and Prótesis, Piegatto Arte, Guatemala City (2013). Recent group shows include Dirty Geometry, Mana Contemporary, Miami (2014); The Eyes of the Skin, Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City (2014); Length x Width x Height, The 9.99 Gallery, Guatemala City (2014); Y… ¿entonces?, The 9.99 Gallery, Guatemala (2013); and Existir en un estado de peligrosa distracción, Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City (2010).

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