Diego Mireles Duran’s Residency Closing Celebration
August 18 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at the closing reception for resident artist Diego Mireles Duran. See the work they’ve created during their residency, and mingle with the artist and the crew from Big Medium in 201 Studio & Quartz Kitchen.
The LINE Residency is an artist-in-residence program produced by Big Medium in partnership with the LINE Austin, now in its fifth year. Artists selected for the residency program have access to a private studio space within the LINE Austin, community support, and open studio hours.
Diego Mireles Duran is a first-generation interdisciplinary artist with roots in Northern Mexico and the Rio Grande border. Their creative practice explores liminal identity and ways to root in something recognizable while in diaspora. Through a variation of self-taught media such as painting, sculpture, sound, and digital collage, DMD borrows references from ancestral culture as well as current and childhood memories. Their optical language is a playful expression, chaotically conglomerating motifs such as 90s Mexican pop and Noreño Music, Mexican candy, traditional artisan practices, and even home cleaning products of their youth such as Fabuloso.
“I want my output to represent what liminality feels like to me, like a long lost word landing at the tip of the tongue,” they say. “In an ever changing world, our rapidly changing landscapes are becoming more and more challenging to adapt to. Whether the shifts are affecting us socioeconomically, mentally, or spiritually, my responsibilities as an artist is to learn to create something we can all reflect on.”