DARIO ESCOBAR
Born in Guatemala City, 1971 
Works in Guatemala City, Guatemala

solo exhibitions
2018
Lines of Flight | Dario Escobar, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
Uncertainty Principle, Nils Stærk Gallery, Copenhaguen, Denmark
2017
Dario Escobar / Órbitas imperfectas, the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2016
Composições, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2015
En otro orden, Galeria the 9.99, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2014
Unions & Intersections, Nils Stærk Gallery, Copenhaguen, Denmark
Broken circle, CAFAM Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA
2013
Pintura abstracta No. 7/Abstract Painting No. 7, González & González, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Untitled, kamel mennour Galerie, Paris, France
Dario Escobar/Blacksmith Paintings, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
Dario Escobar/Línea & Espacio, ArteCentro, Guatemala city, Guatemala
2012
Dario Escobar/La experiencia del objeto, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Dario Escobar: Singular Plural, Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia/Atlanta – Gallery 1600, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dario Escobar/Trabajo reciente, Baró Galería, São Paulo, Brazil
2011
Dario Escobar/Revisión, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala city, Guatemala
2010
Side and Back, Kamel Mennour Galerie, Paris, France
Anverso y Reverso, González y González, Santiago de Chile, Chile
2008
Playoffs, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
2007
La Línea Interrumpida, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Guatemala city, Guatemala
Dario Escobar/Project room, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2006
Objetos en Transito, Sala Gasco, Santiago de Chile, Chile
2005
Serpentariom, Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala, Guatemala city, Guatemala
2004
Out!, Galeria Jacobo Karpio, Miami, Florida, USA
2003
Espacios provisionales, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica
Visual Entertainments, Museo de Arte Moderno de Mérida, Merida, Mexico
2001
Dario Escobar, Trabajo reciente, Galería Jocobo Karpio, San José, Costa Rica
2000
Dario Escobar: Selección, II National Biennial of Lima, Lima, Peru

selected group exhibitions
2018
Ball in Art at Zariadie park, Moscow, Russia
Par amour du jeu 1998-2018, Les Magasins généraux, Paris
Open Spaces, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
The World's Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, USA
Grandes Artistas Latinoamericanos. Colección FEMSA, Centro Cultural de la Moneda, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA
Transformers: New Contemporary Latin American Sculpture, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, USA
#iff2018, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, São Paulo, Brazil
2017
On View, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
From Mexico City to LA: A Visual History of Graphic Art, Los Angeles, USA
Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960-Present, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, USA
ProyectosLA, Downtown LA warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
2016
Good news, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
FOOT FORAINE, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France
GAME ON! (CMA), Children's Museum of the Arts, New York, USA
Obras Latinoamericanas, Colección MAC, Museo de arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Santiago de Chile, Chile 
The way things go, the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Overlap, the 9.99 gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2015
TRIO Bienal - Tridimensional Bienal do Rio - Quem disse que amanhã não existe?, curated by Marcus Lontra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5 - RPM (Revoluciones por minuto), The 9.99 gallery, Guatemala city, Guatemala
Beleza?, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil
10a Bienal do Mercosul - Mensagens de Uma Nova América, curated by Gaudêncio Fidelis, Márcio Tavares, Ana Zavadil, Fernando Davis, Raphael Fonseca, Ramón Castillo Inostroza and Cristián G. Gallegos, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Reverberações, curated by Marcus de Lontra Costa, Instituto Europeo de Design, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil
Daros Latinamerica Collection, curated by Katrin Steffen and Rodrigo Alonso, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014
Largo x Ancho x Alto / Height x Width x Depth, The 9.99 gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala
El día que nos hicimos contemporáneos, Museo de arte y diseño, San José, Costa Rica
Gold, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, USA
Fútbol: the beautiful game. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Deslize, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013
Confusion in the vault, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Inaugural Exhibition, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA          
California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California/Coastline Community College Art Gallery [CCC], Newport Beach, California, USA
y... ¿entonces? / and... so?, The 9.99 gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala
The Collaborative: Question in the line, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, USA
2012
Futbol, Arte y passion. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
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, USA
2011
Now (Selección de obras de La Colección Jumex), Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico
Video otra vez, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil
Proyecto ideal, Centro Cultural de Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
From the Recent Past: New Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
2010
Chapter II: Ruido, 9.99/proyecto, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Proyecto Ideal. Museo de arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Optimismo Radical, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
XVII Bienal de Guatemala. 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/ Hardvard University, Boston Center for the arts/Mills Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Four Views from the Permanent Collection exhibitio, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, USA
2009
Los impolíticos, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy
10 Springs in the fall, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France
Périfériks, Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Mundus Novus: 53 Bienal Internacional de Venecia, Artiglerie dell’Arsenale, Venecia, 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, Institute of International Visual Arts London, UK
Décima Bienal de La Habana, Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
2008
La invención de lo cotidiano, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico city, Mexico
Object of Value, Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida, USA
Playtime, Bétonsalon/ Centre d’art et de recherche, Paris, France
World Histories, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Visions From Abroad, Flushing Town Hall, New York, USA
Elefante negro, Museo Diego Rivera, Mexico city, Mexico
2007
Fortunate Object, Cisneros Fontanalls Art Foundations, Miami, Florida, USA
Silence & Echo, Arena 1, Santa Monica, California, USA
The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Poetics of the Handmade, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
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, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Constant Disturbance, The Spanish Cultural Center, Miami, Florida, USA
2005
The Hours, Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America. Dublin Museum, Ireland, UK
Living for the city, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA/Centre International d'Expositions de Larouche, Toronto, Canada
2004
Newpapers, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
2003
Intangible, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica
LA Freeways: Latin America,The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California/America’s Society, New York, USA
RAIN Project, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba
Stretch, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
TransEAT, Food Culture Museum, Miami, Florida, USA
VIII Bienal de la Habana, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
2002
ARTitsmo, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica
Contaminados, 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, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Canary Island, Spain
Zones in Tension, De GANG Gallery, Haarlem, North Holland
2001
Continuous Connection, Felissimo Project, New York, USA
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, Albanian
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, Espain
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/Duke University Museum of Art [DUMA], North Carolina, USA
VI International Art Biennale of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
1997
La Joven Estampa, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba

collections
The Arts Council of The Municipality of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, USA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA
Colección FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico
Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, USA
La Fundación / Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago de Chile, Chile
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica
Museo del Barrio, New York, USA
Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala city, Guatemala
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, USA
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, USA
The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

selected bibliography
A. L. Wellen, Laura. Incorrect Grammar: Conversations with Dario Escobar (June 2014-October 2015).
Marquand, Lucia, "Dario Escobar: The Life of the Object". D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers), (2017).
Astiasarán, Clara Elena Concepción.Darío Escobar”, ArtNexus, No. 43, (January-March 2002): pp. 123-24.
Auerbach, Ruth. ARCOnoticias, No. 24, (Madrid 2002).
Baker, R. C. National Treasure.
Bondone, Tomás. “Problematic and feverish”. ARCOnoticias, No. 23, (Spring 2002).
Brielmaier, Isolde. “Double Take: The art of Dario Escobar and Patrick Hamilton”, Exh. Cat. Objetos en Transito, Sala Gasco, Santiago de Chile, (2006): pp. 21–27.
Buckley, Annie.Full Metal Skatebord”, Craft: No. 6, (2008) p. 17.
Burkhalter, Laura. “Turangawaewae”, Exh. Cat. “World Histories” pp. 42-45 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, (2008).
Calvo, Enesto. “Espacios Provisionales: Sentidos difusos, significaciones equivocas”. Exh. Cat. “Serpentario” Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala, (2005): pp. 20, 26.
Cazali, Rosina. “Play offs”, Arte al Día International, No. 125, (November–December 2008): pp. 54-59.
“Ready Made Ready”, Exh. Cat.“Serpentario” Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala, (2005): pp. 20, 26.
“Darío Escobar: Fin’ amors for Objects”, ArtNexus, No. 38, (November 2000-January 2001): pp. 76-79.
“Le Guatemala: En route.” In L’art Dans le Monde. Exh. Cat. Paris, France: Beaux Arts, (2000).
“2nd Ibero-American Biennial of Lima”, ArtNexus, No. 35, (February-April 2000): pp. 92-95.
“Contemporary Art in Guatemala”, ArtNexus, No. 32, (May-July 1999): pp. 68-71.
“First Art Biennale of the Central American Isthmus,ArtNexus, No. 31, (January-March 1999) p. 76.
“Darío Escobar, El becerro de oro”, Colloquia: Proyecto para el arte contemporáneo, n.d.
Cisneros, Dayamick. “Dessicated and Reconstituted”, Arteamérica, (January 2004).
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,(2012).
Damian, Carol. “Art Miami 2001”, ArtNexus, No. 40, (April-June 2001): pp. 96-98.
Díaz, Tamara. “Art in Central America: The Critical Glance”, Atlántica, No. 31, (February 2002): pp. 40-69.
de Santa Ana, Mariano.Hybrids on the Side”, Lápiz, No. 186, (September-October 2002).
Falconi, José Luis. (Editor) A singular plurality: the works of Dario Escobar. Edited by Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts, (2012).
Fajardo Hill, Cecilia.Fortunate Objects”, Exh. Cat. Cisneros Fontanalls Art Foundation (CIFO)., (2007): pp. 66, 67.
Gallego P., Pablo. Dossier presented in Monografías, Galicia School of Architects, vol. 1: pp. 52-54.
Gallegos, Carina. “Dario Escobar”, ArtNexus, No. 55, (January-March, 2005): pp. 153-55.
Gomez Eduard M. “The Unmistakable Touch of the Hand”, Art & Antiques, (October 2007): pp. 157-160.
“Hip home for art in Mexico City”, International Herald Tribune, (April 27, 2005).
González, Lorena. “The Object´s Evil Genious”, Arte al Día News, No. 5, (2004): pp. 3-4.
Herrera, Adriana. “On Out!”, Miami Herald, (June 2004).
López Anaya, Jorge. “La fluida geografía del arte latinoamericano”, ARCOnoticias No. 23, (Spring 2002): pp. 52-54.
López Ramos, Rafael. “Objetos de Valor”, ArtNexus, No. 72 (March-May 2009) p. 137.
Loría, Vivianne. “Marginalidad y transculturación en el arte centroamericano”, Lápiz, No. 177, vol. 20, (November 2001): pp. 18-33.
“Mesoamérica: Oscilaciones y Artificios.” In Mesoamérica: Oscilaciones y Artificios. Exh. Cat. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM). Canary Islands, Spain, (2002).
“Dario Escobar: Emblems of Modern Stubbornness.” In Visual Entertainments. Exh. Cat. Museo de Arte Moderno. Mérida, México, (2003).
Navarro, Mario. “Objetos en suspención”, Sol del Río Gallery, Guatemala, Guatemala, (February 2000).
Power, Kevin. “Dario Escobar: Simulacro local y glocal”, Book. A singular plurality: the works of Dario Escobar. Ed. Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts,(2012).
Quirós, Luis. “En la Era de la Mitotécnia”, La Nación, San José, Costa Rica, (March 2000).
Ribeaux, Ariel. “Darío Escobar: The Seductive Perversity of the Road to El Dorado (Step by Step)”, Galería Sol del Río, Guatemala, Guatemala.
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).
"Donde la materia se une al mito" ArtNexus, No. 80, (March-May 2011): Cover. pp. 44-48.
"La Linea Interrumpida", ArtMedia, No. 14, (2007): pp. 46-54. "Poetics of the Handmade" Los Angeles, (2007): pp. 76-85.
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,(2012).
Spinger, José Manuel, “Dario Escobar, KBK Arte Contempoáneo”, ArtNexus, No. 61, (2006): pp. 132-133.
Valdés, Emiliano.Striking objects”, Contemporary, No. 66, (October 2004): p. 45.
“In the Labyrith of Consumptions and Creation”, Artes en Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, (November 2004).
Valdés, Eugenio. “Stories of Alienatives (any similarities to real facts or persons are not purely coincidental).” In Short Stories: New Narrative Forms in Contemporary Art, Exh. Cat. La Fabbrica del Vapore. Milan, Italy: lalitotipo, (March 2001): pp. 41-49.
Valdés Eugenio and Keith Wallace. “Introduction”, In Stretch. Exh Cat. The Power Plant. Toronto, Canadá: press, (2003).
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,(2012).
Zamudio-Taylor, Víctor. “La forma como estrategia”, Perspectivas de arquitectura y diseño, No. 3, (March-June 2008): pp. 82- 86.
Objetos Relacionales: Darío Escobar & Patrick Hamilton”, Revista 180, No. 18, (December 2006): pp. 6-7.
“Objetos Relacionales: Darío Escobar & Patrick Hamilton.” Exh. Cat. Sala Gasco, (2006): pp. 10-13. Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Zaya, Antonio. “Dario Escobar”, Atlántica, No. 31, (Winter 2002): pp. 25-27.