Diana Lorena Díaz: The Dirty Bag


Photo/Foto: Cristhian Ávila

The Dirty Bag

A gigantic bag, made out of 12 garbage bags collected on the streets of Paris, is used as a piece of clothing by several people, and functions as a device to convey the kinds of control, vigilance, and cleanliness that are imposed on urban landscapes.


Diana Lorena Díaz is a Colombian artist living in Paris. She holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and is currently in her 5th year at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Her work has focused on the construction of identity by exploring micro-contexts such as family, educational institutions and anonymity.

Background Information