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Luis Manuel Diaz: El Césped del Otro Lado (The Grass on the Other Side)

June 4 - July 2

Black and White photograph including seated individual posing for photo in suit jacket but no pants

El Césped del Otro Lado (The Grass on The Other Side) examines the post-migration
consciousness through a familial lens.Depicting fragments of everyday rituals and
sights, the work highlights the multigenerational complexities caused by immigration.
Simultaneously, the work is a celebration and critique of what has come from the search
for the American Dream. The work is a reclamation of bodies, gaze, and history.

Luis Manuel Diaz (Mexican, b. 1996) is a visual artist working with photography.
Drawing from personal and communal history, his practice investigates notions of home,
citizenship, and care. Diaz holds a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design
and has been awarded the Magnum Foundation US Dispatches Grant and the EnFoco
Photography Fellowship. He has exhibited work at Aperture Foundation, Bronx Art
Space, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, and Baxter St Camera Club among others.
He’s been published by The Nation, The New Yorker, The California Sunday,
BOOOOOOOM, JOIA, i-D, Musée, and Foam Magazine among many others. Diaz
currently lives and works between Westchester, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut.

Zoom artist talk: Wednesday, June 15, 12 PM (PT), visit our website to register


Blue Sky


Wheelchair accessible, ASL interpretation, Service Animals allowed
BIPOC artist(s)
Image Alt Text for Screen Readers
Luis Manuel Diaz, “Untitled government issued ID”, 2021 A person with a blazer, a tie and a pair of shorts sitting on a stool posing in front of a camera setup for their government ID photo. The background is filled with plants and office stuff with a backdrop in between the background and the person. This photo is black and white.
Event Type
Exhibition, Gallery, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
Kid Friendly


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