México DF, 1963
Betsabeé Romero (Mexico, 1963) lives and works in Mexico City. Since more than 15 years ago, her work has touched upon the topics of migration and cultural mixing through the reinterpretation of the symbols and routines that emerge from the global culture of consumerism. Cars, tattoos, and street signs become some the main elements in her work.
Romero has also reflected upon the problems and challenges of public and popular art, as well as their role in society and as alternatives to contemporary art.
Her work has been displayed in more than 100 individual exhibitions, mostly in Mexico, the USA and Europe. Among these, some of the most relevant are the Mega Ofrenda in Mexico City, the Ofrenda at the esplanade of Palacio de Bellas Artes and the exhibitions organized in the British Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art, the Neuberger Museum, the Nelson & Atkins Museum of art, Museo Anahuacalli, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Museo Amparo in Puebla, MARCO, Museo de Monterrey, Canberra University Museum, Museo Carrillo Gil and Recoleta in Buenos Aires.
She has participated in numerous international exhibitions such as Bienal de la Habana, Bienal de Portoalegre, Trienal de Poligráfica in Puerto Rico, Au bord du Paysage in Farges (France), Art Grandeur Nature in Courneuve (France), Le Clezio Tribute (Louvre Museum), Eco (Museo Reina Sofía, Spain), Philagráfica in Philadelfia, El Cairo Bienal or Kohj in Bangalore (India).
Her work is present in important collections such as the British Museum Collection, the.Daros Collection en Suiza, Nelson & Atkins, Nevada Museum of Art Collection, Museo de Arte Moderno de México (MUAC), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Phoenix Art Museum, Mundial Bank in Washington, Gelman en México, MOCA Los Ángeles, Monterrey Museum, Contemporary Art Museum of Portoalegre (Brazil), among others