Founded in 2003 in Madrid by Silvia Ortiz and Inés López-Quesada, TRAVESÍA CUATRO has devoted itself to constantly renovate its focus and goals as a gallery. Initially, the need to create a tangible link between the artistic scenes in Europe and Latin America was its primary intention; nowadays TRAVESÍA CUATRO aims to reflect the polyphony and the diversity of discourses that coexist within these contexts.
In recent years TRAVESÍA CUATRO has enriched its program with the representation of artists with aesthetic proposals that through a poetic dimension emulate a definite sociopolitical stance, in order to produce a contrasting dialogue that could be pertinent regarding topics such as identity, global economy and multiculturalism. Representing young and mid-career artists and establishing collaborations with curators from different parts of the world, TRAVESÍA CUATRO has given shape to a unique voice that recognizes the interdisciplinary usage of art as an active tool for situating into a critical perspective the events of the contemporary world.
In 2013 the gallery opened a second space in the city of Guadalajara, México, in the Casa Franco, a 1929 home designed by Guadalajara-born architect Luis Barragán.
May 2019 marked the opening of Travesia Cuatro CDMX, a new gallery space in Mexico City with a focus on presenting the work of international emerging artists as well as historical exhibitions.