Mark Alcazar Diaz: panorama2(problem)
April 24, 2020 – May 6, 2020
Mark Alcazar Diaz, born in Manila, lives and works in Chicago, Illinois as an artist, educator, and arts administrator. He works in a variety of media, including video, drawing, and object making, to explore issues around migration, memory of place, and natureculture. As an extension of his arts practice, Diaz has facilitated youth art collaborations with several community arts organizations throughout the City. Currently, Mark oversees in-school arts integration programs with Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education where he explores the intersection of aesthetics and pedagogy with teachers and artists. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois Chicago.
panorama2(problem) will be on view to directly from street, while 1224 W Loyola Ave is closed to the public.
At Home Support
Roman Susan strives to support the work of the artists in our midst. With the broad social consequences of COVID-19, we are very grateful to everyone who supports one another through this exceptionally stressful time. Here are some of the ways Roman Susan is moving forward while preparing for the time we can gather together again and share artwork in person. As we cannot be close physically, let’s share this time and get closer in other ways.
This spring 1224 W Loyola Ave will feature new art installations and video projections while the space remains closed. These works are offered to our immediate neighbors, on view from the street. If you are not able to comfortably walk by our storefront from your residence, please enjoy these works from afar, through our website and on social media.
As always, we are doing our best to get resources into the hands of artists. Given the circumstances, Roman Susan wants to encourage and appeal to all of our fellow art organizers – commercial, corporate, collections-based, DIY, domestic, educational, inchoate, non-centered, unstructured, et al – please continue your support of artists while the doors have to close for a time. Though we cannot be open, we’re still working together. Thank you all for your support, please stay safe, and let’s take care of one another.