He studied art at the ENPEG “La Esmeralda,” where he is now a professor. He has participated in numerous national and international art festivals, and his work has been shown in seventeen countries in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He has been accorded several awards, grants, and scholarships and has been appointed artist in residence in several countries. His work has been published locally and internationally, for instance, De la mordida al camello, Roberto de la Torre (selección de obra 2000–2005), a book published by Editorial Diamantina, Mexico, 2009. He was a tutor for Becas para Jóvenes Creadores de Arte, a program sponsored by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA, 2010–11). He was also part of the program of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (FONCA), in the alternative media area (2013–15). He is currently in the Artist Pension Trust (APT) program. He was co-founder of 19 Experimental Concrete Art (1990–95). De la Torre works with ephemeral and contingent elements, usually in public spaces where the work intervenes in the visible features of objects, and the results include their impact and possible relations. His ideas result in ephemeral actions, sculptural pieces, architectural structures, sensorial experiences, and in installations using different media in specific spaces or generating collective happenings with a large number of participants. De la Torre participated as a commentator of the presentation of Ontiveros’s project.