ARTEMIO, “Afterdeath,” 2012. Exhibition view at DiabloRosso, Panama. Courtesy Francisco Barsallo
DiabloRosso is a creative think tank and art space based in Panama. It is a community that supports and promotes young artistic talent in its most broad and multidisciplinary definition.
Seeking to fill the void that existed for emerging art spaces in the region, it has established itself as a place that aims to empower and stimulate young minds to break molds and think independently, to educate and advance public appreciation of contemporary art and culture, and to generate social commentary and impact.
Hosting a yearly program of art exhibitions from Panamanian and international artists, and focusing primarily (but not entirely) on emerging talent, DiabloRosso believes art can be experienced in many ways. This is reflected in its agenda, which includes continuous exhibitions, screenings, artist lectures, dance performances, and music experimentation.
DiabloRosso has become involved in numerous community art-based projects and, recently—in partnership with Fundación Calicanto—with ENLACES, a program to promote the development of at-risk children through contemporary dance.
More than a physical space, DiabloRosso is a platform of experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration in a country severely lacking public and private support for emerging artists.