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
Over the course of one month, Despacio made way for screening a selection of video artworks by international and Costa Rican artists. The solo-presentation of each video has been accompanied by a culinary event, that became an arena for discussion and exchange.
The program was launched as an open platform for screenings and events on the interface between experimental off-culture and established video artists, as well as artists with almost zero critical history.
Featuring work by
Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker (Panama)
Fischli & Weiss (Switzerland)
Keren Cytter (Israel)
Alejandro Bonilla Rojas (Costa Rica)
Diego Arias Asch (Costa Rica)
Julian Gallese (Costa Rica)
Alejandro Ramírez (Costa Rica)
Carlos Fernández (Costa Rica)
Habacuc (Costa Rica)
Lucía Madriz (Costa Rica)
Marton Robinson (Costa Rica)
Eva & Franco Mattes (Italy)
The screenings took place from Nov 5 until Dec 12, 2015.