Aida Lizalde is a Mexican artist whose practice is deeply rooted in their cultural background, immigration experience, and upbringing in a multi-faceted agricultural family project that included raising goats and honeybees and harvesting pecans. Their work explores the inner workings of the body and how it struggles to metabolize the vast array of data that it processes concerning generational memory, identity, disease, and trauma. Through systems that filter, drip, rot, and dissolve, Lizalde investigates the complex interplay between the physical and the psychological, natural and the artificial, alongside the potential for harmony and failure in these relationships. 

Lizalde's use of materials arises from sensorial memories of their upbringing, such as digging her hand into a bucket of raw beans, scraping the yellowing crust of handmade cheese, or kicking the red clumps of dirt off her shoes in their grandfather’s ranch. Lizalde's sculptures and installations are created using ceramics, found objects, and biomatter like milk, pinto beans, hair, bacterial cultures, and guajillo peppers. They are hybrids that exist in spaces of transformation, like a stomach becoming a tree trunk, an intestine becoming a territorial marker, or a pot becoming an anthropomorphic machine.

Lizalde obtained a BA in Studio Art and a minor in Art History from the University of CA, Davis, and an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. They have been awarded the 2023 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition's William and Dorothy Yeck Award, the Dedalus 2023 Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, the Alice Cabell Horsley Parker Scholarship, Toni Eddleton Memorial Scholarship, VCU Travel and Graduate research grants, Young Space Grant, Hopkins Endowment for Studio Art Students, Crocker Kingsley Art Award, and the Herb Alpert Scholarship for Emerging Young Artists. 
Their work has been exhibited at Bass & Reiner, Koik Contemporary, Dairy Arts Center, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Axis Gallery, The Grage Door Gallery at SNU, Southern Exposure, CCA Hubbell Street Galleries, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Holland Project, Torrance Art Museum, Museum of Northern California among others. They are currently based out of Mexico City.
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