Diana Cantarey (1994) is an artist and fact-ion designer from Mexico City, currently based in Amsterdam. She was supposed to be born the day that Colosio, a Mexican presidential candidate, was killed, so her mother freaked out and she was born two days later. The consequential lack of oxygen caused her to have epileptic seizures from time to time. They obtained their Bachelor of Philosophy degree from the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, CDMX (2016). Her practice caresses the borders between art, fashion, film and theory. Recent projects include the development of the collective docu-fictional film Cráter with the support of the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (2018-2022), the curatorship and coordination of the Tres Peso$ Triennale, Mexico City (2020) and the propaedeutic fashion project DICEALGO, CDMX (2017-2019).
Active member of different collective art initiatives like the production house El Colegio de la Desextinción (MX), the De-reading Group of decolonial studies (NL) and the jamming band Tropical Tap Water (NL).
Lately she’s been trying to find the spell to turn oil into dinosaurs and enjoys playing the bass.