Born in San José, Costa Rica (1981) 

Diego Gutierrez-Valladares is an artist, researcher and educator based in Wroclaw, Poland working in the intersections of art, technology studies and collaborative practices. Studied printmaking and continue developing his artistic practice focusing on social engagement, performance, exhibition design, print and alternative forms of pedagogy. Currently teaches at the Experimental Print studio and is a PhD candidate in art studies at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design.   

Education & Studies

Ongoing. PhD candidate in Art and Media studies. Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. 
2014. Postgraduate program. Interdiciplinary Printmaking. Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw.
2012. MA in Fine Arts at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (U.P.V).
2009. BA in Fine Arts, specialized in printmaking, at Universidad de Costa Rica (U.C.R).

Further education

Saas Fee Summer Institute of Art: Care, Caring and Repair in Cognitive Capitalism. 2020. Lifes Future. Seminar with prof. Achille Mbembe. European Graduate School. 2020.
Expanding exhibitions: New approaches to curating. NODE Center. 2019.
KlangKunstBuhne Der Prolog directed by Ursula Biemann and Rooms with Attitude directed by Alvin Curran at Universitåt der Kunst Berlin. 2015.
Film/ Essay: conceptual practices and estrategies towards new forms of cinema workshop directed by filmmaker Miguel Ángel Baixauli, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (U.P.V). 2013.
Photoetching in copper plate, directed by master printer Juan Lara of Ogami Press (Madrid). 2011.

Awards and Grants
2018 Scholarship for PhD in Art studies. Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw.

2014 Scholarship Postgraduate program Interdiciplinary Prinmaking. Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw.

2010 Honorable Mention. 14th International Print Biennal Exhibition R.O.C. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMOFA). Taichung, Taiwan.


Frans Masereel Centre.Belgium. (Upcoming October 2020)
Falu Konstgrafiska Verkstad. Falun, Sweden. 2014
Guanlan International Print Base.Shenzhen,China.July-Nov 2009.

Taller de Gráfica Experimental (Havana, Cuba), 2007.


On the move: Unhindered in-formation. Cartography and Philosophy International Seminars. Centre for Applied Arts and Innovation. Wroclaw, Poland.


National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (N.T.M.O.F.A).Taichung, Taiwan.

Guanlan International Print Base.

Curatorial projects and worshops

2020 ƧPAM. Casa 49. San José, Costa Rica.

Solo shows

2019  KAMIKAZE. Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design. Wroclaw, Poland. 

2009 The Uncontainable city. Galeria 1887. CENAC. San José, Costa Rica.


Selected group shows
2020 Borders. Omsk State Contemporary Art Museum. Omsk, Russia. 

2020 Satellite Images. TYPA Gallery. Tartu, Estonia.

2020 Geografismos. Casa 49. San José, Costa Rica.

2019 Maps and Territory. Centre for Applied Arts and Innovation. Wroclaw, Poland.

2019 Zeniths. Wroclaw Museum of Contemporary art. Wroclaw, Poland.

2018 Inmersed in images. MTG Krakow Print Triennial. Main exhibition. Bunkier Sztuki. Krakow, Poland. 

2018 9th Douro biennial. Alijo, Portugal.

2015 Interdiciplinary printmaking exhibition Neon Gallery. Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts.

2013 Circulation curated by Paul McAree. FLOOD gallery. Dublin, Ireland.

2012 Selecta. Galeria Kir Royal. Valencia, Spain.

2012 MTG Print Triennal Krakow (Main Exhibition). Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary art gallery. Kraków, Poland.

2011 "Millenial Wind:World Plate and Print Exhibition" . Millenial Anniversary of Tripitaka Koreana. World Exchange Hall. Hapcheon-gun, South Korea.

2010. "14th International Print Biennal Exhibition R.O.C". National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Taichung, Taiwan.

2009 2nd International Guanlan Print Exhibition. Guanlan Original Print Base. Shenzhen, China.

2008 "Premio Ingráfica: Contemporary Printmaking". Iglesia La Merced. Cuenca, España.