auto-portrait. south bronx, nyc.

auto-portrait. south bronx, nyc.

Sitting at the nexus of art, fashion, and academia, Dario is an artist, writer, director and brand consultant currently based in New York City. He received his master’s in photography from the School of Visual Arts and his bachelors in psychology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Classically trained in the performing arts, he uses his knowledge of movement, gesture, and psychology to create complex characters and narratives that explore history, race, class, and what it means to be human.

 His artistic works have been shown both nationally and internationally (Aperture Gallery (NYC), Jack Shainman (NYC), National Museum of Turkmenistan).  Dario serves on the advisory board of The Museum @ FIT, and is a former Ideas City Fellow at the New Museum in New York City. He is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and The Business of Fashion and is currently a NYC Urban Design Forum Fellow. Most recently Dario curated Fashioning the Black Body (2019) and his show direction for the fashion brand Pyer Moss was hailed in the New York Times as the “best show of Fashion Month.”

 His writing will be featured in an upcoming book for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, published by Rizzoli in 2020.

Selected clients include Vanity Fair, Numero Berlin, CBS, Public School, , Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, LaQuan Smith, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), The Plaza HotelNew York UniversityRestoration Hardware, Suited Magazine.

His commercial work can be viewed here.

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