We hand-picked our partners to ensure the galleries we work with are of the highest quality and that they offer a variety of exciting, contemporary art. These galleries will help you develop your personal collection and patronage profile by guiding you to purchase great artworks and introducing you to artists and arts patrons at their private gallery events. Through them you have access to extended expertise in the local Toronto and international art market.
Located in downtown Toronto, in a newly renovated post-industrial building, Diaz Contemporary's space is well suited for exhibiting a range of media including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and media based work. The space houses two gallery rooms that are used to present one larger show or two simultaneous exhibitions.
The gallery has become a forum for further expanding the critical dialogue of the international art world on a local level. With a roster of emerging, mid-career and senior artists, gallery director Benjamin Diaz is committed to fostering the careers of his select artists as he continuously presents critically engaging contemporary work.
The partnership continues to promote and sell the very best Canadian contemporary art to both Canadian and International collectors and museums through a strong gallery program schedule and participation in national and international art fairs.
The gallery represents young to mid-career and established Canadian and International contemporary artists.
Birch Libralato was the first gallery to represent noted international artists such as EUAN MACDONALD (Western Bridge solo show 2010, Yerba Buena solo show 2011) video artist KELLY RICHARDSON (Hirshhorn Museum 2008, 2009 "New Frontiers" Sundance Film Festival and in 2011, four videos are being included in the festival) and LUIS JACOB (2011: Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, 2010: Dance with Camera, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Guggenheim Museum, New York City; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Documenta XII 2007, solo exhibitions at Kunstverin Hamburg and group show Barbican, U.K. 2008). Many of these relationships date back to the early 90’s and confirm the gallery’s commitment to fostering careers of emerging artists.
An important component of the gallery program is to invite artists we do not represent to participate in group and/or solo shows. In 2007, 2008 and 2010 a few of the invited artists included the following internationally known artists: Evan Penny, David Altmejd and Arthur Duff.