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, since its early years the gallery program has been centered around the representation of Spanish and Mexican artists.
Nowadays, TRAVESÍA CUATRO aims to reflect the polyphony and the diversity of discourses that coexist within these contexts and in recent years the gallery has enriched its program with the representation of international artists. Ranging from emerging to established, all of them emulate a definite sociopolitical stance through a poetic dimension, in order to produce a contrasting dialogue that could be pertinent regarding topics such as identity, global economy and multiculturalism. TRAVESÍA CUATRO has given shape to a unique voice that recognizes the interdisciplinary usage of art as an active tool to situate the events of the contemporary world into a critical perspective.
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, and in 2019 it opened Travesia Cuatro CDMX, a new gallery in Mexico City in partnership with Jaime Gorozpe and Gerard Faggionato.