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San José, Costa Rica
Directed by Federico Herrero

Despacio’s mission is to keep doing what it has been doing for the past decade: consistently exploring new models of artistic and curatorial practice while remaining a driving force in the continued development of Central America’s artistic voice.

Exhibitions at Despacio take many shapes and range from working within traditional exhibition formats—even critically examining such formats—to subtle disruptions of social norms and everyday experiences.

Despacio’s Library in Residence is an ever-evolving selection of artworks, artist books, and unique handmade publications that together not only reimagine ingrained library systems but also examine literature’s role in contemporary art.

The Mapping Project maps artists and artist studios throughout Central America. This is an on-going work in progress and will soon turn into a residency program for writers and curators to discover artists far off the tourist route.


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