Based in Mexico City’s vibrant Roma neighbourhood, Terreno Baldío is a Mexican contemporary art gallery and workshop space for artists’ projects and commissions.Read More
Terreno Baldío was established in 2005 by Eduardo Mier y Terán, a founding member of the Javier Marín Foundation, as an office dedicated to consolidating and managing exhibitions of works by established Mexican sculptor Javier Marín. Today, it is a fully fledged exhibition space that works with a range of local and international contemporary artists.
Terreno Baldío Artists
Terreno Baldío is the leading representative of Javier Marín, who is known for his detailed and expressive sculptures representing the human face and body, and for capturing images of the creative process to create some of his most recent bidimensional work.
Alongside Marín, the gallery has worked with a number of established artists including Mexican multimedia artist Héctor Velázquez; photographer of Latin America’s natural and historically significant landscapes, Javier Hinojosa; and German visual artist Anette Kuhn, who redefines industrial materials by drawing and printing on them.
Established artists to join Terreno Baldío more recently include Angel Ricardo Ricardo Ríos, whose paintings and drawings are gestural and whimsical in their execution, and Italian-German sculptor Aron Demetz, who utilises wood as a medium to explore themes relating to the human body.
The gallery also works with younger generations of artists like Francisco Esnayra, who explores different states of the mind through surreal sculptural depictions of heads, and Emilio Rangel, who creates humorous and playful sculptures that reference pop culture.
Terreno Baldío Exhibitions and Art Fairs
Over the years, Terreno Baldi has run a diverse programme of exhibitions with an emphasis on design, fashion, architecture, public space, the environment, and community work.
These have expanded beyond the gallery space with Terreno Baldío working in conjunction with Fundación Javier Marín and others to present its artists’ works in museums and public spaces. As part of its social projects since 2014, the gallery has been organising exhibitions on moveable walls in the local Luis Cabrera Park.
The gallery also supports its artists on the international stage by participating in major art fairs such as ARCO, Madrid; ARTE BA, Buenos Aires; Bâlelatina, Basel; and Zona Maco, Mexico City.