Born in Guatemala City, 1971
live and workbetween Mexico City and Guatemala.
An architect by profession, his work is characterized by the formal and conceptual investigation of objects, their insertion in the field of visual arts and the history of art itself. Escobar's work has continuously challenged the viewer to reconsider the central relationships of contemporary life: the link between the subject and mass culture, the elaboration of new identities based on consumption, and the questioning of the popular and the cult. Produced objects that invade daily experience, that cause a reflection on the space itself in the social, political and economic systems that sustain existence.
Since the late 1990s, it has mobilized a wide range of everyday industrial and consumer products: McDonald's cups, cereal boxes, retreaded tires, car bumpers, and sports equipment of various kinds to build a continuous dialogue with reality. of global consumerism. That dialogue has invariably also incorporated extensive conversation with the function of the object over time.
The work of Escobar Darío Escobar (b. 1971) has been exhibited The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, USA; Museo Jumex, (Mexico City, Mexico); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, (Monterrey, Mexico); Fundación ArtNexus (Bogotá, Colombia), Museum of Contemporary Art (Santa Bárbara, USA), CAFAM Museum (LA, USA), among others.
His work is in the permanent collection of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, United States), the Center Pompidou Foundation (Paris, France), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, United States), the Jumex Collection (City De México, Mexico), Taguchi Art Collection (Tokyo, Japan), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Vienna, Austria), Carlos Merida National Museum of Modern Art (Guatemala City, Guatemala), Museo Del Barrio (New York, United States ), Femsa (Monterrey, Mexico), Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami, United States), The Arts Council Of The Municipality Of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark), among others.os.