Aida Lizalde (b. 1990, Mexico) is a multimedia artist and activist based in the Delta region of California and living in Sacramento. She makes sculptures, installations, and multi-media works which often include video. Lizalde uses minimalist esthetics through construction materials, clay, found objects, and textiles to express themes that analyze her personal experience in an intimate and political context. The core of her work is about raising social questions or understanding personal narratives through ritualistic and performative actions. Her sculptures are records of corporeal and material processes relating to physical labor, struggles of generational trauma, gender, and assimilation as an immigrant. The drive in her practice is the product of a constant analysis of social and physical structures, research into the complex relationships between visually satisfying objects and visceral and human urges that trigger self reflection, discomfort, amusement, and intellectual queries.
Her work has been exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum, Southern Exposure, Gearbox Gallery, the Museum of Northern California of Chico, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Beacon Project Sacramento, SOMArts South of Market Cultural Center, The Latino Center of Art and Culture of Sacramento, and Axis Gallery. She has curated visual arts content for Placeholder Magazine and Axis Gallery and has been a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Young Space Grant, the Hopkins Endowment for Studio Art Students, the Crocker Kingsley Art Award, and the Herb Alpert Scholarship for Emerging Young Artists among others.