Daniel Esquivia Zapata was born in San Jacinto, in the department of Bolivar,
Colombia, in 1987. Daniel earned a full scholarship to study Fine Arts at Benedict College, in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. In 2008, Daniel graduated with honors and earned a merit scholarship to study a master's degree in drawing at the New York Academy of Art (NYAA). In 2011, Daniel graduated from NYAA's Cum Lade and was offered an art residency at St Barths and was awarded the NYAA's Best Paper Job prize. Daniel has exhibited in different galleries in the USA, St Barths and Colombia, including Richard Demato Gallery, Mediallia Gallery, and Eden Rock Gallery. Daniel works, exhibits and lives in Bogotá, Colombia.