Posted on October - 20 - 2015

A total of 84 galleries, more than 500 artists and 3,000 works of art made Bogotá the place to be in October. Art lovers, collectors, museum representatives and journalists gathered at the international art fair known as ARTBO and were not disappointed.

More than 35,000 visitors attended ARTBO, which has quickly become the most popular Latin American art fair since its start in 2005. ARTBO has since then paved the way for national and international contemporary art galleries to represent local talent by displaying their best artists, both young and established. In 10 years, the art fair has managed to promote and position the Colombian capital as an essential destination for culture and business, as well as establish a platform for art that caters to a wide variety of spectators.

In addition to its commercial purpose, ARTBO offers a cultural and academic program that guides visitors by sensitizing and facilitating access to its art exhibitions. These exhibitions include painting, sculpture, photography, art installations and performances, and are carefully curated by art experts such as Catalina Lozano and Manuela Moscoso.

A few of this year’s Latin American exhibitors include BETA Gallery (Bogotá); Galeria Lucia de la Puenta (Lima);  MARSO (México City) and Proyectos Ultravioleta (Guatemala). International galleries like Johannes Vogt from New York City also displayed their amazing collections.

These artworks were displayed throughout 5 different sections:

  1. Main Section: High quality work
  2. Articularte: art education space
  3. Fórum: contemporary art discussion space

Did you get a chance to go to ARTBO this year? Tell us about your experience!

By: Daniela Serra