Diana Larrea works in various disciplines such as installation, video and photography. She has done numerous performances and interventions in public spaces, where she has always aimed to take the non-initiated public by surprise by suddenly installing an unexpected piece within everyday reality. In her first performances, Larrea would introduce chromatic elements in the urban landscape to disturb the citizens’ everyday perception. The documentation of these pieces, in video and photographs, which comprise the artwork, shows the reactions of the passers by.
In more recent works, Larrea has based her pieces on myths of the History of Film and the History of Art. She has concentrated on certain icons, which have been turned by society into cultural paradigms.
She has received, among others, the following prizes: the grant Fundación Marcelino Botín, the prize Vida 6.0, Fundación Telefónica, first prize for urban sculpture in the IV Bienal de Artes Plásticas de Alcorcón, and the grant Generaciones by Obra Social Caja Madrid.
She has participated in ARCO, the Torino Art Fair, and the MACO art fair (Mexico DF); as well as in the biennials of Pamplona and Pontevedra. She has had solo exhibitions in the Garage Regium gallery (Madrid) and in the now closed Galería Doblespacio (Madrid). She has also shown her work in group shows at the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid), Casal Solleric (Palma de Mallorca), Casa de América (Madrid) and, internationally, at Galerie Wieland, Berlin (Germany) and Gallery Kobo Chika, Tokio (Japan).