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Street Art San Cristobal │© Jesús Dehesa / flickr
Street Art San Cristobal │© Jesús Dehesa / flickr

The Top Art Galleries in Chiapas, Mexico

Picture of Lydia Carey
Updated: 30 January 2018

San Cristobal de las Casas is considered the cultural and artistic center of Chiapas. As one of Mexico’s poorest, most indigenous and most revolutionary regions, Chiapas has a long tradition of pushing the boundaries of politics and aesthetics. Here are nine galleries in San Cristobal that should be on your list for the next time you’re in town.

Arteria Chiapas

Arteria is dedicated to emerging and established artists that are asking critical questions about not only their work, but the context – cultural, social, political – within which they are creating it. They favor young, Mexican artists but also hold space for international artists of all stripes. Their exhibits are multimedia merging photography, sound, sculpture, painting, video and installation art.

Real de Guadalupe 118, Barrio de Guadalupe, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico +52 967 631 5111

LeK Museo – Arte – Galería

The LeK Museum and art gallery is a contemporary art museum with both permanent and temporary collections and a rooftop restaurant space to enjoy a drink or snack after you browse. They feature artists such as Beatriz Gaminde, Carmen Parra, Gerardo Cantú, Guillermo Ceniceros, Hermenegildo Martínez, José Luis Cuevas, Juan Manuel de la Rosa, Luis Filcer, María Esquerra, Martha Chapa, Oliver Esquivel, Raúl Anguiano​, and Sebastián. Many of the pieces on display are for sale.