Death Trucks by Rigoberto Diaz Martinez

2019, VSW Press, 8×8 inches, 40 pages, saddle-stitched, open edition.

Death Trucks is a group of images ma in different areas of the United States that record the interiors of shipping trucks. Smugglers for the illegal trafficking of people have used these windowless semi-trucks, which can become lethal to immigrants who could overheat or be asphyxiated in the unventilated compartment.

Death Trucks

Sanctuary City

Visual Studies Workshop

Project Space program from October 8-November 3, 2018

Rigoberto Díaz has created works that are largely about the physical trials of immigration. For his Project Space residency, Diaz will continue working on projects and with processes that he has been developing for several years and that need different cities for their culmination. In one he rides inside the trunk of a car while creating a form of documentation of different Sanctuary Cities. And his Death Trucks project is a series of photographs that are records of cargo trucks’ interiors from different areas of the United States. The so-called Death Trucks are those that are used for the illegal trafficking of people and can become a kind of gas chamber. The images capture the moment of being enclosed.

Death trucks

Fotografias tomadas con celular/ Photographs taken with a cell phone

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White Maps.2018


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Arriar. 2018




Visual Instruction Division. 2018

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2018 Florida Biennial

Mass grave
Opening Reception:
September 14, 6 – 9 pm

The 2018 Florida Biennial features 64 works by 30 artists who were selected by juror Sarah Fritchey from entries submitted to the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. The exhibition opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 with the announcement of awards for the Juror’s Pick and Honorable Mention. This ninth edition of the Center’s Juried Biennial received applications from 291 artists living in 85 cities throughout Florida. In all, juror Sarah Fritchey reviewed 2,050 works from artists working in any media. The 2018 Florida Biennial focuses on exploring multicultural identities, discussing ecological issues, and imagining a robust cultural climate for Florida within the global economy.

Hecho en Tránsito / Made in Transit

Hecho en Transito at the Macy Gallery, Columbia University

Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 5-7pm

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-5pm

Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, 525 W. 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam

Subway: #1 train to Columbia University-116th Street

Hecho en Transito at Salena Gallery, LIU Brooklyn

Opening reception: Monday, March 5, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours:  Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

Salena Gallery at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY at the intersection of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues, downtown Brooklyn
Transportation: B, M, Q, R trains to DeKalb; 2, 3, 4, 5 trains to Nevins





Auto/dióxido de carbono. Auto/carbon dioxide.

Intervención realizada en el contexto de ArtBasel 2017, Diciembre  5-10. / Miami Beach, FL. Intervention carried out in the context of ArtBasel 2017, December 5-10. /Miami Beach, FL


Tchaika (4)Чайка(Tchaika).(Obra en proceso) Instalación, Auto GAZ-14 Tchaika modificado encamara de refrigeración.

Fabricante: Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (GAZ)

Tipo: Vehículos de Lujo

Producción: 1977-1989

País de Origen: Unión Soviética  (URSS)

Longitud: 6114 mm

Anchura: 2020 mm

Altura: 1580 mm

Motor: V8 5,5 litros

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