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.
Avenida Central - Calle 11
San José, Costa Rica
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Directions Contiguo a la Panadería Colombiana Edificio Patrón de Zebra 4to Piso
Thursday & Friday 2–6pm and
Federico Herrero Founder of Despacio
Sandino Scheidegger Curator at Large
Erno Hilarion Exhibition Manager
Roberto Chaves Production & Finances
Jens Hoffmann (President) Deputy Director Jewish Museum, NY MOCAD Senior Curator, Detroit
Pablo León de la Barra Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator Director of Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
Sagrario Perez Soto Collector, San José
Judko Rosenstock Collector, San José Tate Acquisitions Committee
Who said there ain’t no artist-run spaces in Costa Rica? Five local artists will take over the Despacio premises for two months, operating Despacio as an artist-run space under the name Karaoke todos los días. Things are bound to change.
On a formal level, the drawings of Stephanie Chaves have such diverse references that they expose everything from the ludic to the real. She is the illustrator of the grotesque, the irreverent, what no one dares to say. Her work bothers many, but it has been a window to educate and encourage people to talk about sex openly.