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b. 1991, Juarez, Mexico

Lives and works in San Antonio, Texas


Born in 1991 and raised in the US-Mexico border area, Mónica Martínez-Díaz is a visual artists who uses photography, video, design, and installation to create conceptually based work focused on the hyper normalization of violence in Northern Mexican society. Along being an artist, Martinez-Diaz is a photography educator who has taught photography in Mexico, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado.


Her work functions as a visual representation of the inherited conflicts that encompass the territory of the southern US and northern Mexico. She focuses on those daily life moments of ambivalence in which death and joy coexist at the same time and place. Martínez-Díaz received a BA in Photography and an MFA in Studio Art from the New Mexico State University. Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the United States in Woman Made Gallery at Chicago, the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University as well as throughout Morocco, Northern Mexico, New Mexico and Texas. Martinez-Diaz is currently working in two upcoming exhibitions at Women & Their Art Gallery in Austin and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson.

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