Díaz Lewis - the collaborative duo comprised of Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera and Cara Megan Lewis - create art to prompt social change. After the couple met in 2012, they worked across the divide between Cuba and the US. Now based in Los Angeles, their practice is fueled by deconstructing social processes and the symbols and politics behind them. In the selection of topics such as rhetoric, immigration or property rights, they dissect relevant themes from two distinct and often opposing angles.
Recent exhibitions include “Home Land Security” For Site Foundation, San Francisco (2016); “Soul Asylum” Weinberg Newton Gallery, Chicago (2016); “A Dream Deferred” Aspect/Ratio, Chicago (2015); “Cul De Sac” Mission Gallery, Chicago (2015); and “The Other’s Voice” Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago (2014). Díaz Lewis were most recently artists-in-residence at the Chicago Cultural Center through the support of the Joyce Foundation.