Daniel Guzmán (b. 1964) was born in Mexico city where he lives and works. He studied in Mexico City at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plàsticas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) 1989-93). He is best known for his densely layered ink and pencil drawings. 'I play fiction and reality games that are personalized based on my own obsessions, like the meaning of life, love, disappointment, violence (whether sexual, emotional, or criminal), the search for happiness, and now that I am older, the quest for a kind of tranquility, silence, death'. Recent solo shows include: Museum of Contemporary Art, Oaxaca, Mexico (2012); El Sol de Mexico, Harris Lieberman, New York (2009); and Double Album: Daniel Guzmán and Steven Shearer, Curated by Richard Flood, New Museum, New York (2008). Recent group shows include: The Modern Art Museum of Worth, Texas, US (2013); My Generation, (group project by Daniel Guzmán), Kurimanzutto, Mexico (2009); Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2008); 5th Berlin Biennial, Berlin (2008); Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1976, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (2007-2009); Turin Triennial, Turin, (2005); and The Everyday Altered, Curated by Gabriel Orzoco, Venice Biennale (2003). Guzmán's work is in museum collections worldwide, including Jumex Collection, Mexico; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and MOCA, Los Angeles. He is represented by Kurimanzutto, Mexico City and by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Last updated: 05.03.2015