Diana Thater was born in San Francisco in 1962. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Over the past twenty years, she has produced a series of video-installations that explore the tensions between the natural environment and the world of technology, between the domesticated and the wild, and between science and magic. Inspired by the most varied sources (from sociology to literature, chess, mathematics, NASA images and the study of animal behaviour), Thater creates works that interact with the surrounding environment, and establishes complex relationships between the spatial and temporal dimensions. She often transforms the exhibition space into a hybrid place, combining both sculpture and architecture, and using natural light and coloured filters.
Recent exhibitions dedicated to her work include those at: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2015), the church of Saint-Philibert, Dijon (2014) and 1310PE, Los Angeles (2012). Her work was included in the exhibition “Prima Materia” (2103-15) at Punta della Dogana.