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.
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Federico Herrero was born in 1978 in San José, Costa Rica. He lives and works in San José. He won the special prize for young artists at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001. He is the founder of Despacio.

Twenty Years of Despacio 2008–2028

Ongoing   Started on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11 am
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Studio Federico Herrero

This book marks the beginning and end of Despacio’s artistic journey, documenting its first ten years of activity and looking ahead to a hypothetical decade of new possibilities.

No Glory, No Story

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Abandoned Lot

The rules are simple. Artists play a game of soccer against art collectors. If the collectors win, they each get a work of art for free. If they lose, they each have to buy a work from an artist. A competitive game, fraught with tensions from the fragile relationship that binds artists and collectors in the same field. Two horny bedfellows who need one other but pretend like they don’t. And, in the distance, the curators, doing their best to judge a match they’ve already rigged.

Kindred Spirits

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It’s early evening. Spectators are trickling into the Despacio art center, drawn by the promise of an experience they will hear in silence and see with other eyes. Tonight, in meditation, they will share something special. What that is, however, we just might never know.

Walks in the Fictional Woods

ArchivedHappened in November 2017
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There are two ways of walking through a wood. The first is to try one or several routes; the second is to walk so as to discover what the wood is like and find out why some paths are accessible and others are not.

We are delighted to announce a solo show by Ayami Awazuhara, who has been last years artist-in-residence of the our Jungle Residency.

First Day of Good Weather

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Art history rarely moves in a straight line. Now more than ever, when it comes to a collective notion of Latin American art, there are as many ways to approach it as there are to traversing its nineteen countries and territories. Steering clear of a generalized survey of the region, we choose a more personal path by compiling works from Latin American artists that inspired us throughout our journey over the last decade, bringing to the fore the works, artists, and conversations that we couldn’t possibly forget.

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