Alida Cervantes (b. 1972) is a Mexican artist who lives and works in the Tijuana and San Diego border region. Traveling daily between the US / Mexico border, Cervantes’ work is characterized by an interest in power relations between race, class, gender and even species. She explores these hierarchies both at the level of sexual or intimate relationships and on the broad stages of history and politics.
Cervantes earned a BA from UC San Diego, then studied at Florence’s Scuola di Arte Lorenzo de’ Medici. She earned her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her work is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Charles Saatchi Collection, London, as well as the Jorge Perez permanent collection.