Tomás Díaz Cedeño (Mexico b.1983) is a Mexico City-based artist whose practice examines the expressive range material objects can embody when forced into previously unknown relationships. His physically evocative formal explorations connote an inherent mysticism, recalling alternative representation of the body, nature’s organic structures, or amulets of peripheral systems of belief; and he examines these relations through a delicate, tenuous —even grotesque— visual language rooted in a committed, intimate dialogue with the materials he uses.
Díaz Cedeño’s ongoing exhibitions include “Soft Water Hard Stone” curated by Margot Norton and Jamillah James at the New Museum, New York, US, and “666” at Galeríe Nordenhake in Mexico City, MX. Díaz Cedeño’s recent projects include artist residencies at La Casa Park in New York, US; and in Casa Wabi in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, MX. “Usando este cuerpo, pensando en la fuente” a solo exhibition at PEANA, Monterrey, MX; “Vessels”, a solo exhibition at BWSMX Gallery, Mexico City, MX; “Pintura Reactiva’’ at Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, MX. For 2022, an upcoming group exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of Monterrey in Monterrey, MX.