"Art is not only an object for the wealthy;
instead, it is a tool to promote social justice."
Giselle Mira Diaz is a Canadian-American based Photographer and Visual Artist, from Colombian descent. She has a BFA from OCAD University in Integrated Media and a minor in Photography at OCAD University, and a concentration on Photographic Techniques at Humber College. She is currently working on her Masters of Arts in Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
She has worked in several collaborative projects, being a founding member of Toronto Babel Collective; a group of experimental filmmakers. She has participated in the North South Photo Exchange project, at Gallery 44 and part of PANAMANIA. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery 44, The Drake Hotel, ArtScape YoungPlace in Toronto as well as internationally in Osaka Japan, Buenos Aires Argentina, Berlin Germany, and Tampere Finland.
Her work is mainly oriented towards film and digital photography but also does performance, material art, and fashion design and garment construction. Through her art Giselle is interested in defining self-identity, heritage, and the hybrid cultures as the product of the multicultural interaction.
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