Tomás Díaz Cedeño (b. 1983, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City. His artistic production explores the proportion between the natural and the artificial, as well as the continuous interaction between empirical belief systems and scientific methodologies. His practice examines the expressive range material objects can embody when forced into previously unknown relationships. Physically evocative formal explorations connote an inherent mysticism, recalling alternative representation of the body, nature’s organic structures, and amulets of peripheral systems of beliefs. These relations are examined in the work through a delicate, tenuous—even grotesque—visual language rooted in a committed, intimate dialogue with the materials he uses.
Díaz Cedeño’s recent individual and group shows have taken place at Museo MARCO, Fundación Casa de México en España, Francois Ghebaly in Los Angeles, Galerie Nordenhake in Mexico City, Frieze London, LISTE Basel, Blain Southern in London, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Museo del Chopo and PEANA. He was part of the New Museum Triennial in 2021 in New York. Recent residency programs completed by the artist include LaCasaPark Artist Residency in New York and Casa Wabi in Puerto Escondido.