Aida Lizalde (born in Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico) Aida Lizalde is a Mexican artist based in northern California. Her work consists performances, sculptures and videos that supplement installations. Lizalde explores identity and place as an immigrant through the use of her body and symbolic objects. She uses conceptual and visual metaphors as well as language to create tension between intimacy, privacy, and the political. Her work examines issues of nationalism, assimilation, and social inequality. She is also influenced by rituals, labor, endurance, discomfort, the banal, and appropriation of art, spaces and culture.

Her work has been exhibited at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Beacon Project Sacramento, SOMArts South of Market Cultural Center, the Manetti Shrem Museum's Third Thursday, Axis Gallery, The Latino Center of Art and Culture of Sacramento, the Art League of Lincoln, the L.H. Horton Gallery, and Blue Line Arts. She has been a recipient of the Young Space Grant, the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, the Hopkins Endowment for Studio Art Students, the Crocker Kingsley Art Award, and the Herb Alpert Scholarship for Emerging Young Artists, among others. 



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