La Boca in Buenos Aires is an area at the frontline of an artistic and cultural revolution. Located inside the city’s designated arts district, this port neighbourhood is now home to a wealth of smaller galleries and large scale art institutions. We round up the best galleries for you to check out in La Boca.
This pint-sized gallery located on a corner near the Usina del Arte might be volumetrically small, but it is a big hitter when it comes to art. Recently incorporated into the Distrito de Arte circuit, it represents a cross section of some of the best artists from Argentina making art today. Quadro takes on work that speaks to the questioning of artistic life and production, and emphasises collaboration between the gallery, artist and curator.
A quirky space dedicated to muralism and urban art, as well as sculpture, visual art and installations, Espacio Caffarena 86 has been around for a long time and as such is one of the stalwarts of the La Boca arts scene. Housed in a beautiful old house typical of the area, every corner of the space comes alive with energy, and Caffarena puts on lots of community events and activities. Expect to see work by some of the city’s most well known urban artists gracing the walls of the space, from the facade to the garden.