Alida Cervantes Mexican, b. 1972

Alida Cervantes is a Mexican artist who lives and works in the Tijuana and San Diego border region. Traveling daily between the US and Mexico, Cervantes’ work is characterized by an interest in power relations between race, class, gender and even species. She explores these hierarchies both at the level of sexual or intimate relationships and on the broad stages of history and politics. Cervantes earned a BA from the University of California, San Diego (1995), then studied at Florence’s Scuola di Arte Lorenzo de’ Medici for two years. In 2013, she earned her MFA fro the University of California, San Diego. Her work is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Charles Saatchi Collection, London, the Pérez Collection, as well as the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s permanent collection.