I am a multimedia artist based in Northern California. I was born in Coahuila and raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico, until the age of 15, when my family immigrated to California right as the recession hit. I attended community college in Stockton, Modesto, and Sacramento, before transferring to the University of California Davis and obtaining a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art and a Minor in Art History. 
Much of my work is informed by the continuous assimilation I experience to American culture, the residue of the traumatic experience of being undocumented, and the threat and fear of permanent separation that the Trump era has brought to my family. My work ranges in media from construction materials to ceramics or textiles. I focus equally on material qualities and conceptual weight or symbolism. Most of my sculptures are the vestiges of performances or informed by process between the body and the material, while others are informed by the symbolism of subjects like immigration, assimilation, language and heritage. The core of my practice is raising social questions and understanding personal narratives both socially and intimately. 
Contact: aidalizaldeart@gmail.com
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