The Daros Latinamerica Collection
Europe’s most comprehensive collection of contemporary
The Daros Latinamerica Collection, domiciled in Zürich, Switzerland, is Europe’s most comprehensive collection of contemporary Latin-American art, comprising at present over one thousand works by more than one hundred artists. The pieces are both individual and groups of works in all media and genres, created from the 1960s to the present day.
In addition to continuously expanding its collection, Daros Latinamerica also pursues the methodical academic study of its existing holdings. Thanks to the density, variety and quality of its collection, Daros Latinamerica is in demand by international collaborators as a partner and lender.
Its collection activities are guided not by the striving for encyclopedic completeness but rather by the persuasive expressive power and significance of works of art, whether within the oeuvre of a particular artist, or against the backdrop of art history. Accordingly, works of art acquired for the collection are selected for their legibility on the greatest variety of levels; for their ability to transcend the ephemeral, the local and the anecdotic; for their adaptation of medium to content – in short, works that are not simply “art for art's sake”, but that address more profound complexes of aesthetic, social and human issues.
Thanks to its autonomy, the Daros Latinamerica Collection is able to make its acquisitions without regard for the present state of the art market or current trends.