Darío Escobar

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Darío Escobar
Born Darío Escobar
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Known for Sculpture, Installation, Painting, Drawing
Untitled (McDonald's Cup) by Darío Escobar, 1999, cardboard, plastic, gold and pigments

Darío Escobar (born 1971, Guatemala City) is a Guatemalan conceptual artist.

His work is characterized by the investigation of formal and conceptual aspects of objects and their function in visual arts.

Select one-person exhibitions[edit]

2016

  • "Dario Escobar: Composições", Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2015

  • "En otro orden", the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

2014

  • Unions & Intersections, Nils Stærk Gallery, Copenhaguen, Denmark.
  • Broken circle, CAFAM Museum, Los Angeles, California

2013

  • Pintura abstracta No. 7 / Abstract Painting No. 7, González & González, Santiago de Chile.
  • Untitled, kamel mennour Galerie, Paris.
  • Dario Escobar / Blacksmith Paintings, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York.
  • Dario Escobar / Línea & Espacio, ArteCentro, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

2012

  • Dario Escobar (MAC) Museo de arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Santiago, Chile.
  • Dario Escobar: Singular Plural. SCAD Savannah - SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
  • Dario Escobar: Singular Plural. SCAD Atlanta - Gallery 1600, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dario Escobar / trabajo reciente Baró Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil.

2011

  • Dario Escobar / Revisión Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

2010

  • Side and Back, kamel mennour, Paris
  • Anverso y Reverso, González y González, Santiago, Chile.

2008

  • Playoffs, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, New York.

2007

  • La Línea Interrumpida, (CCM ) Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • Dario Escobar/Project room, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, Nueva York.

2006

  • Objetos en Transito, Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile.

2005

  • Serpentario, (CCEG ) Centro Cultural de España Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

2004

  • Out! Galería Jacobo Karpio, Miami, Florida.

2003

  • Espacios provisionales (MADC) Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, SanJosé, Costa Rica.
  • Visual Entertainments, Museo de Arte Moderno de Mérida, Mérida, Mexico.

2001

  • Dario Escobar, Trabajo reciente. Galería Jocobo Karpio, San José, Costa Rica.

2000

  • Dario Escobar: Selección, II National Biennial of Lima, Peru.

Select group exhibitions[edit]

2016

  • "FOOT FORAINE”, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France.
  • “GAME ON!” (CMA) Children's Museum of the Arts, New York.
  • "Colección MAC. Obras Latinoamericanas”, Museo de arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

2015

  • "...Pero no soy fotógrafo” The 9.99 Gallery, Guatemala.
  • “10ª Bienal do Mercosul" Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • “Gold", Neuberger Museum of Art Purchase College, Purchase, New York.
  • “Coleccion Daros Latinamerica”, Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires.
  • “Líneas de la Mano”,Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX''
  • 5 - RPM (Revoluciones por minuto)”, the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala city, Guatemala.
  • Beleza?”, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil.

2014

  • Largo x Ancho x Alto / Height x Width x Depth”, the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala city, Guatemala.
  • El día que nos hicimos contemporáneos" (MADC) Museo de arte y diseño, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Gold”, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida
  • Fútbol: the beautiful game”, (LACMA) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.
  • Deslize", Openning of (MAR) Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro.

2013

  • Confusion in the vault", Museo Jumex, México D.F.
  • Inaugural Exhibition”, the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio.
  • California-Pacific Triennial”, (OCMA) Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California / (CCC) Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, California.
  • y... ¿entonces? / and... so?”, the 9.99, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • The Collaborative: Question in the line” (MOLAA) Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California.

2012

  • Futbol. Arte y pasión”, (MARCO) Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, México.
  • The Island / A game of life”, Gallery One, Manarat al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi.
  • Play with me”, (MOLAA) Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California.

2011

  • Now (Selected works from the Jumex Collection, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • Video otra vez, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Proyecto ideal, Centro Cultural de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • From the Recent Past: New Acquisitions, (MOCA) The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.

2010

  • Chapter II: Ruido, 9.99/proyecto, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • Proyecto Ideal, (MAC ) Museo de arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Santiago, Chile.
  • Optimismo Radical, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, New York.
  • XVII Bienal de Guatemala, (CCM ) Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • Efecto Drácula, Museo Universitario del CHOPO, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Social Affects: A selection from the permanent Collection of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin America Studies/ Harvard University. Boston Center for the arts/ Mills Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Four Views from the Permanent Collection exhibition (MOLAA) Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California.

2009

  • Los impoliticos, (PAN ) Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy.
  • 10 Springs in the fall, kamel mennour, Paris.
  • Périfériks, (CAN) Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Nuchâtel, Suiza.
  • Mundus Novus: 53 Bienal Internacional de Venecia, Artiglerie dell’Arsenale, Venice, Italy.
  • 0.3333333333333333…, 9.99/proyecto, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • La nada y el ser, Septima interpretación de La Colección Jumex, La Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Video otra vez, Metales Pesados, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
  • Performing Localities, (INIVA ) Institute of International Visual Arts, London, England.
  • X Bienal de La Habana, Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, Havana, Cuba.

2008

  • La invención de lo cotidiano, (MUNAL) Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Object of Value, (MAC -MAM) Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida.
  • Playtime, Bétonsalon/ Centre d’art et de recherche, Paris, France.
  • World Histories, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Visions From Abroad, Flushing Town Hall, New York, New York.
  • Elefante negro, Museo Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Mexico.

2007

  • Fortunate Object, (CIFO ) Cisneros Fontanalls Art Foundations, Miami, Florida.
  • Silence & Echo, Arena 1, Santa Monica, California.
  • The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
  • Poetics of the Handmade The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, California.

2006

  • El esquiador en el fondo del pozo, Quinta interpretación de La Colección Jumex, La Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Stil Biuti, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland.
  • The Beautiful Game: Contemporary Art and Fútbol, (BAM) Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Constant Disturbance, The Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, Florida.

2005

  • The Hours. Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, Dublin Museum, Ireland, United Kingdom.
  • Living for the city Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York / (CIEL) CentreInternational d’Expositions de Larouche, Toronto, Canada.

2004

  • Newspapers, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, New York.

2003

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

2002

  • ART itsmo, (MADC) Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Contaminados, (MADC) Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Del centro a la isla, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba.
  • Intimate/Universal, Ateneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Mesoamérica: Oscilaciones y Artificios, (CAAM) Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • Zones in Tension, de GANG Gallery, Harlem, the Netherlands.

2001

  • Continuous Connection, Felissimo Project, New York, New York.
  • Short Stories, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy.
  • Spaces/Bodies/Identities, Centro Cultural de España, San José, Costa Rica.
  • 13 Hours, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • I Tirana Biennial, National Gallery & Chinese Pavilion, Tirana, Albania.
  • IV Caribbean Biennial, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Barro de América IV Biennial, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela.

2000

  • 2eme. Biennale du Design 2000, Ecole des Beaux Arts de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France.
  • L’ art dans le monde, Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France.

1999

  • Guatemalan Art, Sala Oficial Juan Ismael del Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • II Iberoamerican Biennial of Lima, Lima, Peru.

1998

  • Fotojornada’98, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • Without Title, Plaza G&T; Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • I Central American Biennale, Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias, Guatemala City, Guatemala / (DUMA) Duke University Museum of Art, North Carolina.
  • VI International Art Biennale of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador.

1997

  • La Joven Estampa, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba.

Lectures[edit]

  • Dario Escobar Lecture: The Experience of the Object. Events Space, SCAD Atlanta, Georgia. February, 2012
  • Uno a Uno: Darío Escobar y José Falconí. [One on One: Darío Escobar and José Falconí] Auditorium AFP Integra at the Museum of Art of Lima MALI. Lima, Peru. May 2011
  • Artist on Their Art Series: Darío Escobar. David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) Harvard University. November, 2010
  • Mirar de Nuevo: El objeto reconsiderado. [Look again: the reconsidered object] National School of Fine Arts (ENAP), Guatemala, Guatemala. April 2010.
  • Work and recent projects panel with Sara Reisman, Americas Society / Pinta New York. November, 2009.
  • Darío Escobar: Cátedra y crítica magistral. [Darío Escobar: magisterial class and critic] New Amphitheater of the Hospital de la Concepción building, School of Fine Arts. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. November, 2003.

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