13.MARZO — 13.JUNIO — 2021



The operation model at < Arte Abierto > is based on collaboration with guest artists and experts, who are aligned, with our institutional values and objectives of artistic production with specific contemporary art projects, in their strategies and concepts.

Since 2019 we have been working with Sebastián Romo, founder and creator of Atelier Romo, the result of this significant collaboration is called Atelier Abierto, which due to its pedagogical and participatory lines of work, is one of the most important conceptual components of our Foundation.

Through this program we will develop unique educational strategies and activities to promote direct contact with our audiences.

To establish this physical space, dedicated to our audiences, < Arte Abierto > is proud to present the exhibition Furia y Poesía. 10 years of Atelier Romo. The exhibition recognizes and celebrates this comprehensive and multidisciplinary educational methodology, which rules by the concept of deep education, understood as all knowledge that accompanies us and improves our daily lives.

Working in a space located in ARTZ Pedregal architectural complex, gives us the opportunity to break with the usual circuits of contemporary art and build new audiences and participants from art.

< Arte Abierto > presents the exhibition Fury and Poetry. Atelier Romo 10 Years, opens from March 13th to June 13th, 2021 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM at Atelier Abierto’s space, located on the Ground Floor of ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón in Mexico City.


For ten years Atelier Romo has developed an educational, comprehensive and multidisciplinary methodology based on the arts. Currently, the guiding axis is focused on deep education understood as all knowledge that accompanies us and improves our daily lives.

The methodology consists of integrating the body, thought, culture and art from constant and disciplined practice, into a relaxed work environment that covers all the requirements to apprehend and create without limitations.

Its lines of work are visual thinking and drawing; the basic principles for soft construction, including sewing, electricity and model making; and the development of a final project that has as outputs an exhibition and an editorial publication.

Atelier Romo has had various collaborations with institutions such as the Tamayo Museum, the Alumnos 47 Foundation, the Jumex Collection, various universities and art centers in the interior of the country, and abroad with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Also, he was invited to develop a special project for the XII FEMSA Biennial.

In addition to the five printed monographs that it has compiled throughout its history, it has presented multiple exhibition and film projects in spaces such as Casa Vecina, the Tamayo Museum, the Sala de arte Público Siqueiros, La Tallera, the Visual Arts Center of Mérida and the Cervantes Institute in New York, among others.

Atelier Romo has a special interest on the pre-university community, with the intention of preparing them to know how to live better and to be able to respond efficiently to the historical moment they inhabit.


Sebastián Romo (Mexico City, 1973)
 He studied photography, documentary film and Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Sebastián’s work is part of various private collections in Germany, Brazil and the United States. In Mexico, the following stand out: The Jumex Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, the Carrillo Gil Museum, to name a few.

Sebastián Romo, is the founder of the Atelier Romo, a multidisciplinary educational platform for high-performance students, which implements contemporary art strategies to address current problems. The visual thinking academy and the implementation of deep education are some of the projects that are currently being carried out.


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