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Eduardo Abaroa

Mexican, b. 1968

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Eduardo Abaroa

Mexican, b. 1968

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Though Eduardo Abaroa’s works are often viewed as political gestures, the artist does not seem them that way—he says his continuing interest “is in pursuing some kind of aberrant representation.” Abaroa often roams the streets of Mexico City for inspiration and to scope out sites for public installation. In fact, most of his materials are sourced from local vendors and cheap markets; his favored medium is commonly found objects, designed for use by human hands, which become his means to explore society’s relationship and interactions with the objects and images in their immediate lives. He is particularly passionate about works created for the public sphere, and the idea that people may be tempted to tamper with or steal them.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Shanghai Biennale
Biography

Though Eduardo Abaroa’s works are often viewed as political gestures, the artist does not seem them that way—he says his continuing interest “is in pursuing some kind of aberrant representation.” Abaroa often roams the streets of Mexico City for inspiration and to scope out sites for public installation. In fact, most of his materials are sourced from local vendors and cheap markets; his favored medium is commonly found objects, designed for use by human hands, which become his means to explore society’s relationship and interactions with the objects and images in their immediate lives. He is particularly passionate about works created for the public sphere, and the idea that people may be tempted to tamper with or steal them.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Shanghai Biennale