Christian Salablanca Díaz (Costa Rica, 1990).
Christian Salablanca Diaz’s artistic research processes has been influenced by myths and narratives that arise from family encounters with atavistic objects and stories. For the artist, it is important using stories from oral tradition that explain different ancient and symbolic knowledge through narration to develop installations, sculptures, drawings and performance.
Salablanca received a degree in Arts and Visual Communication from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, with a Cum Laude in Sculpture. he has participated solo exhibitions at Sagrada Mercancía (Santiago, Chile), and Kiosko Galería, both 2019; FLORA ars+natura and Valenzuela Klenner Galería (Bogotá, Colombia), 2018; and the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (San José, Costa Rica), 2014. He has participated in groups shows at Unfinished Camp https://unfinished.com/camp/ project commissioned by Pivo for Unfinished at The Shed, New York City and HEK Basel, Museum Mestni Muzej Ljubljana (Eslovenia), Museo Nacional Thyssen Bornemisza TBA21 (Madrid, Spain) and #ST_AGE TBA21 online platform (https://www.stage.tba21.org/episode/episode-4), Museo de Arte Contemporanéo de Panamá (Panamá), Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz (Berlin, Germany), Biquini Wax (Mexico City, Mexico), TEOR/ética (San José, Costa Rica), Gasworks (London, UK), Sagrada Mercancía (Santiago, Chile), Espacio Odeón (Bogotá, Colombia), Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (Medellín, Colombia), Centro Cultural de España (Tegucigalpa, Honduras), Galería T20 (Murcia, Spain), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito (Quito, Ecuador), and the Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade (São Paulo, Brazil), among other venues. In 2016 he exhibited at the X Bienal Centroamericana (San José and Puerto Limón, Costa Rica) and at the Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti (Buenos Aires, Argentina) as part of BIENALSUR 2019.