Jose Vera, “To Live Is to Die,” 2010. Exhibition view at Revolver Galería, Lima. Courtesy Revolver Galería
Revolver Galería is the project of musician Renzo Gianella and artist Giancarlo Scaglia, which began in 2008 to boost the representation of the Peruvian contemporary art scene. Gianella and Scaglia set up Revolver on the first floor of a friend’s café in Lima, and since then they have been showing the most exciting new generation of artists in Peru and from around Latin America. Revolver’s program is enhanced by a project of international residencies that aim to create a dialogue between local artists and those of other latitudes, in order to break the isolation of Lima’s art scene.