Aida Lizalde is a Mexican-born emerging artist based in the Delta region of California. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and a Minor in Art History from the University of California, Davis. She has been a member of Axis Gallery, a cooperatively run gallery in Sacramento California, since 2017. Her work has been exhibited at the CCA Hubbell Street Galleries in San Francisco, Ridley Gallery at Sierra College, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland, the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, Museum of Northern California of Chico, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, SOMArts South of Market Cultural Center of San Francisco, and the Latino Center of Art and Culture of Sacramento, among others. She has also 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.
Aida Lizalde’s work is multidisciplinary, ranging in media from construction materials to ceramics or textiles. At the intersections of sculpture, installation, and social practice, Lizade’s work focuses equally in material qualities and conceptual weight or symbolism. Most of her 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 her practice is raising social questions and understanding personal narratives both socially and intimately. She invites the viewer to an alternative and analytical consideration and participation in human experiences that relate to her biography. Her work focuses on her experience with the current political climate, the struggle of navigating the immigration system, the meaning and process of assimilating to American culture and lifestyle, and unbecoming stereotypes of Mexican identity in the United States.