Wander Art Scene (WAS) is an agency specialized in contemporary art. We organize trips to cities around the world characterized by their vibrant cultural scenes. Our workshops and visits enrich the experience of traveling to various destinations through very comprehensive programs that integrate museums, galleries and artists' studios. The experience is enhanced with walks through emblematic areas and high end restaurants with culinary proposals associated with the cultural contexts we visit.
Our trips are usually 6 and 7 days long (considering transfers) and require three conditions for those who decide to join: 1- interest in cutting edge and contemporary art proposals; 2- open mind to challenging and fascinating ideas; and 3- willingness to walk a lot. Retribution is an intense experience, full of learning and knowledge.
Among our usual destinations are New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Bogota, just to mention a few.
The organizers of Wander Art Scene have extensive experience in the field of contemporary art, ranging from the artistic practice itself, to the experience in teaching and curating.
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Roberta Marroquín (Nuevo León, México, 1976) is a photographer currently living in New York. In the summer of 2000 she moved to Paris after getting a degree in Communication Sciences from the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Monterrey (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey), Mexico. In 2008, she studied a one-year program at the International Center of Photography in New York, and after finishing her studies she started working with the renowned photographer Edward Mapplethorpe. Roberta has exhibited at prestigious places such as Mona Bismarck Foundation in Paris, France; the Arsenal of Venice, Italy; at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (MARCO) Mexico; the International Center of Photography of New York, USA; among others. Between her prizes and more outstanding recognitions, stand out: the Lens Culture Earth Awards, USA in 2015, the Kontinent Awards in Fine Art Single Image, USA in 2014 and the gold medal of Gallery Photographica, San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, USA in 2013.
Gonzalo Ortega (CDMX, México, 1974) has a degree in Visual Arts from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM (1996) and a master's degree in "Art in context" from the Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany (2006). He was curator at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil between 2000 and 2004. In 2007 he was invited to run the University Museum of Art and Sciences of the UNAM (Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, MUCA Roma) where he stayed until 2011. He is currently associated curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (MARCO). Parallel to his institutional work, he has organized curatorial projects in Germany, Austria, Colombia, South Korea, Spain and New Zealand, and regularly collaborates with several specialized magazines in both printed and digital formats. In 2011 he got a diploma in the Senior Management Program in Museums of the Institute of Leadership in Museums (Getty Leadership Institute / ILM / ITAM) and often participates in academic activities. Lives and works in the city of Monterrey, Mexico.