Darya Diamond

Darya Diamond is a Mexican-American artist working in print, sculpture, audio and film. She explores literal and symbolic figurations of the body as a primordial workplace. Her practice is ritually and theoretically rooted in methods of reproduction – regenerating and renegotiating the promise of transactional intimacy, care, and invisible labour. The nexus of Diamond’s research is deeply grounded relational ecosystems and the contradictory subjectivities involved in sustaining and maintaining bodies and minds. How is the body a site of mutual aide, power, pleasure, and labour? Casts and personal surveillance footage provide rich material landscapes from which to re- appropriate, re- contextualise and exhibit an ethics of care.