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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Politically Incorrect – Stephanie Chaves

Written by Erno Hilarion
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Stephanie Chaves' Studio

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.

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In a society where people fear being politically incorrect, everyone is silent. Stephanie refuses silences and speaks peculiarly, and her illustrations have caused discomfort and won many opponents, in addition to overwhelming positive reactions. The negative ones help in the work's quest to educate a society in development.

Thoughts by Erno Hilarion.

Stephanie Chaves was born in 1990 in San José, where she lives and works.

Learn more about Chaves on Instagram, Facebook or contact her by email.

Body Melody – Erina Libertad

Written by Erno Hilarion
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Erina's Studio

In the collective memory, scores have always been related to melodies and songs but rarely to corporeal movement. For this reason, Erina Libertad does a broad investigation of how to relate human motion and transfer it to scores and create corporeal melodies.

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A simple daily action, movement, has a significant weight in the artistic practice of Libertad. She studies the physical aspects in communities, where she focuses on body language and its development over time.

Thoughts by Erno Hilarion.

Erina Libertad was born in 1986 in San José (Costa Rica), where she lives and works.

Learn more about Libertad on Instagram, Facebook or contact her by email.

Do Not Say and Suggest It – Cristina Ramírez

Written by Erno Hilarion
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Cristina's Studio

I want to hear your stories from other countries. Out there, there will be a place where everything is white ... This is the manifesto of Cristina Ramírez's work.

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In a particular image, it is the thread that binds everything, where the letters are shouting passage from the emotional to the physical—not merely saying or suggesting it.

Thoughts by Erno Hilarion.

Cristina Ramírez was born in 1986 in Cartago and lives and works in San José (Costa Rica).

Learn more about Ramírez on Instagram, Facebook or contact her by email.

Found Image – Sergio Rojas Chaves

Written by Erno Hilarion
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Sergio's Studio

Our everyday visual processes are dominated by images, both digital and printed. This part of our daily routines is a focus of the art practice of Sergio Rojas Chaves, who often transforms visual images into happenings.

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The color green, which is mainly absent in urban San José, is activated by Chaves through groups walking with plants through the city of San José.

Thoughts by Erno Hilarion.

Sergio Rojas Chaves was born in 1992 in Venezuela and lives and works in Heredia.

Learn more about Rojas Chaves on Instagram, Facebook, his website or contact him by email.

Hidden Transfers – Stephanie Williams

Written by Erno Hilarion
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Stephanie Williams' Studio

When it comes to history, we have always been unable to see beyond what we are told. Stephanie Williams is an artist known for looking further into history and showing us alternate scenarios while unmasking history's mistakes.

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Williams' artistic practice does not follow a specified protocol; it is unique in its ability to create those moments that blur the edge between the real and the fictional. Any explanation could have a timeline parallel to our present experience.

Thoughts by Erno Hilarion.

Stephanie Williams was born in 1987 in Heredia, where she lives and works.

Learn more about Williams on Facebook or contact her by email.

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