Walter Otero Contemporary Art, San Juan

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Art Gallery · Hidden Gem · Art Museum
The gallery, located in Puerta de Tierra in the Old San Juan Historic District, was designed by the architect Luis Gutiérrez and the engineer Pedro Muñoz Marín. Five thousand square feet (5,000) dedicated to contemporary art will be divided into three floors. The main floor will show the main exhibits, and the ground floor will become the presentation and storage area. The third floor, a magnificent roof top garden overlooking the San Juan Bay area will host gatherings and outdoor exhibits. In addition to an inventory of the works of the artists represented, a limited selection of prints will be available for acquisition.

The concept of WOCA is to create a space that goes beyond the commercial aspect of a traditional gallery. “My goal is to break with the traditional gallery model, by integrating institutional and educational components, as well as the publishing and archiving of items within the gallery. As part of its educational agenda, the gallery will host art lectures by specialists in painting, photography and conceptual art; in addition to producing catalogues written by renowned local and international critics. “Furthermore, we want to develop alliances and partnerships with schools and art institutions, encouraging and motivating the next generation of local artists. My goal is that the gallery will become a facilitator for young artists into the international market, as well as to keep developing my roster of established ones.” said Walter Otero. WOCA will continue positioning its artists in the international market by participating in art fairs and special projects.

Walter Otero, has been working in the art world for approximately 15 years. He has extensive experience representing and managing many artists, helping them directly and indirectly, to find new opportunities to boost their careers.

In the course of his career, he has established continuous collaborations and partnerships with many renowned galleries including Lehmann Maupin, James Cohan, Yvon Lambert, Paula Cooper, and Robert Miller among others. As well as many alliances and projects including Leipzig International Art Walk, Germany, 2008; Pinta Art Fair, London, 2010; All five editions of Circa Art Fair, 2006-2010, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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  • As suggested in the NY mag places to visit in PR, which called it a Blue Chip Gallery. We made the appointment. Walter Otero himself greeted us. Paintings are most from Caribbean artists who are well....  more »
  • Saw a great show, Carlos Betancourt. Galleries spacious and staff very helpful. Too few visitors for a fine museum on a Saturday.  more »
  • Impressive art collection
  • El escaparate del arte emergente de la isla caribeña.

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