Darío Escobar

Biography

Born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1971. Lives and works in Guatemala City.

 


Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2015

En otro orden, the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala City, GT

 

2014

Broken Circle, CFAM, Los Angles, CA
Unions and Intersections, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, DL

 

2013
The Blacksmith Project, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Pintura abstracta No. 7 / Abstract Painting No. 7, González & González, Santiago de Chile, CL
Untitled, kamel mennour Galerie, Paris
Dario Escobar Exhibition, ArteCentro Graciela Andrade de Paiz, Guatemala City, GT
Línea & Espacio, ArteCentro, Guatemala City, GT

2012
Dario Escobar / La experiencia del objeto, Museo de arte Contemporáneo de Santiago (MAC), Santiago de Chile, CL
Singular-Plural,  Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Dario Escobar / trabajo reciente, Baró Galeria, Sao Paulo, BR
Dario Escobar: Singular-Plural,  SCAD Museum of Art, Gallery 1600, Atlanta, GA
Dario Escobar, Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Santiago de Chile, CL

2011
Dario Escobar / Revisión, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala City, GT

2010
Obverse and Reverse, Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Anverso/Reverso, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Santiago, CL
Side and Back, Kamel Mennour Galerie, Paris

2009
Video otra vez, Metales Pesados, Santiago, CL

2008
Playoffs, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York

2007
Dario Escobar / Project Room, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
La Linea Interrumpida, Galeria KBK, Ciudad de Mexico/ Centro Cultural Metropolitano (CCM), Guatemala City, GT

2006
Objetos en Transito, Sala Gasco, Santiago de Chile, CL

2005
Serpentario, Centro Cultural de España Guatemala (CCEG), GT

2004
Out!, Galería Jacobo Karpio, Miami, FL
Trabajo reciente, Galería Jacobo Karpio, Miami, FL

2003
Espacios provisionales, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC), San José, CR
Visual Entertainments, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mérida, MX

2001
Dario Escobar, Trabajo reciente, Galería Jocobo Karpio, San José, CR

2000
Dario Escobar: Selección, II National Biennial of Lima, PE.


Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2016

good news.Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Game On, Children's Museum of Art, New York, NY


2015

5 - RPM (Revoluciones por minuto), the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala city, GT
Beleza?, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Sai Paulo, BR
Lineas de la mano, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
Daros Collection Latinamerica, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, AR

Gold, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY

Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC

 

2014

Largo x Ancho x Alto / Height x Width x Depth, the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala City, GT
Confusion in the Vault, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MX
El día que nos hicimos contemporáneos, Museo de arte y diseño (MADC), San José, CR
Gold, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
Deslize, Opening of Museu de Arte do Rio(MAR), Rio de Janeiro, BR
Day by Day, The 9.99 Gallery, Guatemala City, GT
Provisionals, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, (LACMA) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013
Vessels from the Collection, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Confusion in the Vault, Museo Jumex, Mesico City, MX
Dia a Dia, The 9.99 Gallery, Guatemala City, GT
Inaugural Exhibition: Looking Forward, Pizzuti Collection, Colombus, OH
California-Pacific Triennial,  Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach, CA /  Coastline Community College (CCC) Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
y...¿entonces? / and...so?, the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala City, GT
Sin Titulo, Josée Bienvenu Gallery and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York
The Collaborative: Question in the line,   Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA

2012
Futbol. Arte y passion, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, MX
Art, Talks and Sensations, The Island/A Game of Life, Gallery One, Manarat al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, AE
Guatemala Biennial, Historic Center, Guatemala City, GT
Play with me, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA
Los Impolíticos, Espacio Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, UY
Optimismo Radical 2, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York

2011
Now, (Selections from La Colección Jumex), Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, MX
Four Views from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Latin American Art MOLA, Long Beach, CA
Proyecto ideal (Part II), Centro Cultural de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR
From the Recent Past: New Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
Video otra vez, Museo de Arte Contemporáno de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, BR
Now, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, MX

2010
Chapter II: Ruido, 9.99/proyecto, Guatemala City, GT
Proyecto Ideal, Museo de arte Contemporáneo de Chile (MAC), Santiago, CL
Optimismo Radical, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York
XXXI Bienal de Pontevedra, Museo de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Galicia, ES
XVII Bienal de Guatemala, Centro Cultural Metropolitano (CCM), Guatemala City, GT
Efecto Drácula, Curated by Victor Zamudio Taylor, Museo Universitario del CHOPO, México City, MX
Social Affects: A selection from the permanent collection of the David Rochefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Boston Center for the arts / Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
Four Views from the Permanent Collection exhibition, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA

2009
Los Impoliticos, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (PAN), Nápoles, IT
10 Springs in the fall, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, FR
Périfériks, Centre d'art Neuchatel (CAN), Zurich, CH
Mundus Novus: 53rd Biennale Internacional de Venecia, Artiglerie dell’Arsenale, Venice, IT
0.3333333333333333, 9.99/proyecto, Guatemala City, GT
Nada y el ser (The 7th Interpretation of the Jumex Collection, Curated by Shamim Momim, La Colección Jumex, Mexico DF, MX
Performing Localities, Institute of International Visual Arts, London
Video otra vez, Metales Pesados, Santiago, CL
Décima Bienal de La Habana, Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, La Habana, CU

2008
La Invención de lo cotidiano, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), México City, MX
Objects of Value, Miami Art Museum, Miami (MAC-MAM), FL
Playtime, Bétonsalon / Centre d'art et de recherche, Paris
World Histories, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Visions From Abroad, Flushing Town Hall, New York
Elefante Negro, Museo Diego Rivera, MX
Museum Presents, Organized by CIFO at Scope Miami, FL

2007
Fortunate Object, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, FL
Silence & Echo, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AU
Poetics of the Handmade, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA

2006
El esquiador en el fondo del pozo, Quinta interpretación de La Colección Jumex, La Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, México DF, MX
Stil Biuti, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, PL
The Beautiful Game: Contemporary Art and Fútbol, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), NY
Constant Disturbance, The Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, FL

2005
The Hours. Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, Dublin Museum, IE
Living for the city, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York / Centre International d'Expositions de Larouche (CIEL), Toronto, CA

2004
Newpapers, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York

2003
Intangible, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC), San José, Costa Rica
LA Freeways : Latin America, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA / America’s Society, New York (2004)
RAIN Project, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, CU
Stretch, The Power Plant, Toronto, CA
TransEAT, Food Culture Museum, Miami, FL
VIII Bienal de la Habana, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, CU

2002
ARTitsmo, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC), San José, CR
Contaminados, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC), San José, CR
Del centro a la isla, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba
Intimate/Universal, Ateneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
Mesoamérica: Oscilaciones y Artificios, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Canary Islands, ES
Zones in Tension, de GANG Gallery, Haarlem, Holland

2001
Continuous Connection, Felissimo Project, New York
Short Stories, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, IT
Spaces/Bodies/Identities, Centro Cultural de España, San José, CR
13 Hours, Sala Mendoza Caracas, VE
I Tirana Biennial, National Gallery & Chinese Pavilion, Tirana, AL
IV Caribbean Biennial, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DO
IV Biennial Barro de América, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, Caracas, VE

2000
Dario Escobar: Trabajo reciente, II National Biennial of Lima, PE
2eme, Biennale du Design 2000, Ecole des Beaux Arts de Saint-Etienne, FR
L’ art dans le monde, Pont Alexandre III, Paris


1999
Guatemalan Art, Sala Oficial Juan Ismael del Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, ES
II Latin American Biennial of Lima, Lima, PE

1998
Fotojornada’98, National Museum of Modern Art, Guatemala City, GT
Without Title, Plaza G&T, Guatemala City, GT
I Central American Biennale, Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias, Guatemala City, GT / Duke University Museum of Art (DUMA), NC
VI International Art Biennale of Cuenca, Cuenca, EC

1997
La Joven Estampa, Casa de las Américas, Havana, CU


Selected Bibliography

2013
Baker, R. C., "Dario Escobar", The Village Voice, July 10.
“A Singular Plurality”, Harvard University Press

2012

Falconi, José Luis. (Editor) A singular plurality: the works of Dario Escobar. Edited by Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA
Cummins, Thomas B.F. "At Play in the Arts of the Lord: The Early Work of Dario Escobar", Book. A singular plurality: the works of Dario Escobar. Ed. Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"Dario Escobar Makes Objects Go Pop", Huffington Post, March 24.
Viveros-Fauné, Christian. “The Sculpture of Everyday Life: Dario Escobar’s Readymade Sculptures”, Book. A singular plurality: the works of Dario Escobar. Ed. Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ruiz, Alma. “Interview”, Book. A singular plurality: the works of Dario Escobar. Ed. Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts,(2012).
Sommer, Doris. “Choose to lose: Dario Escobar´s winning game”, Book. A singular plurality: the works of Dario Escobar. Ed. Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

2011
Ruiz, Alma, "Where Matter and Myth Come Together", ArtNexus, No. 80.

 

2009
López Ramos, Rafael. “Objetos de Valor”, ArtNexus, No. 72, p. 137.

 

2008
Buckley, Annie. "Full Metal Skateboard", Craft: No. 6. 
Burkhalter, Laura. "Turangawaewae", Exh. Cat. "World Histories" pp. 42-45 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. 
Cazali, Rosina, "Dario Escobar: Play Offs", Arte Al Día #125, November/December.
Zamudio-Taylor, Víctor. “La forma como estrategia”, Perspectivas de arquitectura y diseño, No. 3, (March-June 2008): pp. 82- 86.

 

2007
Fajardo Hill, Cecilia. “Fortunate Objects”, Exh. Cat. Cisneros Fontanalls Art Foundation (CIFO)., (2007): pp. 66, 67.
Gomez Eduard M. “The Unmistakable Touch of the Hand”, Art & Antiques, (October 2007): pp. 157-160.
Ruiz-Lax, Alma. "En Portada: La Linea Interrumpida", Artmedia Arte en Mesoamérica.
 

2006
Zamudio-Taylor, Víctor. "Objetos Relacionales: Darío Escobar & Patrick Hamilton", Sala Gasco, (2006): 10-13. Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Brielmaier, Isolde. "Double Take: The art of Dario Escobar and Patrick Hamilton", Objetos en Transito, Sala Gasco, Santiago de Chile, 21 – 27.
Spinger, José Manuel, "Dario Escobar, KBK Arte Contempoáneo", Art Nexus, No. 61, 132-133.

2005
Cazali, Rosina. "Ready Made Ready”, Serpentario,Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala, 20, 26.
Calvo, Enesto. "Espacios Provisionales: Sentidos difusos, significaciones equivocas", Serpentario.
Gallegos, Carina. "Dario Escobar", Art Nexus, no. 55 vol. 3, January-March, 153-155.
Gomez Eduard M. "Hip home for art in Mexico City", International Herald Tribune, April, 27.

2004
Cisneros, Dayamick. "Dessicated and Reconstituted", Arteamérica.
Herrera, Adriana. "On Out!", Miami Herald, June.
Valdés, Emiliano. Striking objects, Contemporary, no. 66.
"In the Labyrinth of Consumptions and Creation", Artes en Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November.
González, Lorena. "The Object's Evil Genius", Arte al Día News, no. 5.

2003
Valdés Eugenio and Keith Wallace. "Stretch", The Power Plant,Toronto, Canada, introduction.
Loría, Vivianne, "Dario Escobar: Emblems of Modern Stubbornness in Visual Entertainments", Museo de Arte Moderno, Mérida, México.

2002
Astiasarán, Clara Elena Concepción. "Darío Escobar", Art Nexus, volume 1, no. 43.
Auerbach, Ruth. ARCOnoticias, no. 24.
Bondone, Tomás. "Problematic and feverish", ARCOnoticias, no. 23.
Díaz, Tamara. "Art in Central America: The Critical Glance", Atlántica, no. 31.
López Anaya, Jorge. "La fluida geografía del arte latinoamericano", ARCOnoticias no. 23.
Zaya, Antonio. "Dario Escobar", Atlántica, no. 31.
de Santa Ana, Mariano. "Hybrids on the Side", Lápiz, no. 186.

2001
Cazali, Rosina. "Darío Escobar: Fin' amors for Objects', ArtNexus, No. 38, pp. 76-79.
Damian, Carol. "Art Miami 2001", Art Nexus, no. 40, May-July, 96-98.
Loría, Vivianne. "Marginalidad y transculturación en el arte centroamericano", Lápiz, no. 177, vol. 20.
Loría, Vivianne, "Mesoamérica: Oscilaciones y Artificios", In Mesoamérica: Oscilaciones y Artificios, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM).
Valdés, Eugenio. "Stories of Alienatives (any similarities to real facts or persons are not purely coincidental)", Short Stories: New Narrative Forms in Contemporary Art, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, 41-49.

2000
Cazali, Rosina. "Le Guatemala: En Route." IN L'art Dans le Monde. Exh. Cat. Paris, France: Beaux Arts.
Cazali, Rosina. "2nd Ibero-American Biennial of Lima", ArtNexus, No. 35, pp. 92-95.
Navarro, Mario. Objetos en suspención, Sol del Río Gallery, Guatemala City.
Quirós, Luis. "En la Era de la Mitotécnia", La Nación, San José, Costa Rica.

 

1999
Cazali, Rosina. "Contemporary Art in Guatemala", ArtNexus, No. 32, pp. 68-71.
Cazali, Rosina. "First Art Biennale of the Central American Isthmus", ArtNexus, No. 31, p. 76.
Cazali, Rosina. "Dario Escobar, El becerro de oro", Colloquia: Proyecto para el arte contemporáneo, n.d.

 

 

Public Collections
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL.
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin.
Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami.
Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich.
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge.
La Fundación / Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, MX.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago de Chile (MAC).
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC), San José, CR.
Museo del Barrio, New York.
Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, GT.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles.
Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston.
Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, CA.
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham.
The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. 
Sayago & Pardon, Inc., Tustin, CA.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna.

Press

Village Voice

Dario Escobar

Huffington Post

Dario Escobar Makes Objects Go Pop

Art Nexus

Where Matter And Myth Come Together