Eduardo Abaroa, ‘Maniquí escondido (from the series Notes on the Total Destruction of the National Museum of Anthropology)’, 2014, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College

About Eduardo Abaroa

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.

Mexican, b. 1968, Mexico City, Mexico, based in Mexico City, Mexico