Arquetopia is especially grateful to the following premier organizations and spaces for the production and showcasing of its resident artists’ work. Click on each image below to learn more about each partner in Arquetopia’s collaborative network.

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Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Audiovisuales (ARPA), BUAP

(School of Fine Arts and Digital Arts, BUAP)

ARPA is one of the largest and most prestigious schools for fine arts and digital arts in Mexico. It is part of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, one of the oldest and largest universities in the Americas.

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
(Distinguished Autonomous University of Puebla)

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla is one of the oldest and largest universities in the Americas. Founded on 15 April 1587 as Colegio del Espíritu Santo, the school was sponsored by the Society of Jesus during most of the Spanish colonial era before changing to a public college in 1825 and eventually a public university in 1937.

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Biblioteca José María Lafragua, BUAP
(José María Lafragua Library, BUAP)

The Lafragua Library is one of the the oldest libraries in the state and one of the most important in Mexico. It has its origins in the late 16th century and was under the mandate of the College of the Holy Spirit of the Society of Jesus. Later, it was inaugurated on September 16, 1885. Today, this library is part of the Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla and has a total of 90,000 volumes, of which more than 50,000 books of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries stand out. Currently, it is a popular place for presentations of books and other events free to the public.


Charlie Quispe & Co. is a nonprofit cultural association established in 2003 and based in Cusco, Peru. Its mission is to organize and promote cultural and artistic projects in Cusco.

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Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (UABJO)
(School of Fine Arts of the Distinguished Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca)

The School of Fine Arts of the Benito Juárez University of Oaxaca is an Educational Institution committed to the formation of the new generations of musicians and cultural managers participating in development, promotion, and artistic and cultural diffusion.

Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Historia (INAH), Centro Puebla
(National Institute of Anthropology and History, Regional Center, Puebla)

The Regional Center of the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Puebla was officially established in 1962. It currently includes several archives, collections, and museums such as the Ceramoteca (Prehispanic Ceramic Archive); the Regional Museum of Anthropology; and the historical site of the Fort of Guadalupe and museum of the Fort of Loreto, both emblematic sites of the Battle of 5 de Mayo.
Fototeca Juan Crisóstomo Méndez
(Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Photographic Library, Puebla)

Fonoteca Vicente Teódulo Mendoza
(Vicente Teódulo Mendoza Sound Library, Puebla)
Comprised of 15 collections with a total of 230,000 photographic images, the Fototeca Méndez was established in 1985 with a collection of photos by Juan Crisóstomo Méndez and opened to the public in 2010 with a new space including galleries, labs, and a research center. This photographic center has not only the goal to promote photographic production of Mexico but to offer diverse education opportunities for a wide range of audiences.

The Fonoteca Mendoza is a documentary center that protects, preserves and disseminates a sound collection composed of more than 68,000 phonograms collected over 42 years of existence. Its music archives of the 20th century are its biggest collection of concert music. The Fonoteca also has music from the pre-Hispanic, Independence and Mexican Revolution periods; indigenous, concrete, electronic, children's and popular music. La Fonoteca also houses collections such as Voz Viva de México (Voice of Latin America), as well as talks and colloquiums on various topics, records of the cathedral music of Puebla, and many other rich collections.


Museo de la Evolución Puebla
(Puebla Museum of Evolution)

The Museum of Evolution is specialized in the history of evolution, from the Big Bang, the history of the cosmos, the geological eras of the Earth, and the development of modern human history. Including exhibitions distributed in four main galleries exploring the history of the Earth from the perspective of the region of Puebla, Mexico, the museum contains an impressive collection of gigantic dinosaurs, millenary fossils, audio visual rooms and collections of minerals and rocks up to 4 billion years old, from the origins of the Universe to the era of Man. The museum is also invested in environmental education, global warming and human responsibility.

(National Railway Museum, Puebla)

The National Railway Museum was created in 1988 to preserve, study and promote the railway heritage of Mexico through diverse cultural, recreational, academic, and education activities. The museum's collections include the most important valuables from the Mexican railway system since 1850.

Museo Taller Erasto Cortés
(Erasto Cortés Printmaking Museum)

MUTEC is one of the most important institutions for printmaking in Mexico. Inaugurated on August 31, 2000, the museum's collections include more than 900 prints from the beginning of the 20th century up to contemporary prints by local and international emerging and established artists. MUTEC has several gallery spaces showcasing the permanent collection and temporary exhibits and a fully furnished printmaking studio, including intaglio printing, lithography, woodcut and linoleum cut.


Museo Textil de Oaxaca
(Textile Museum of Oaxaca)

The Textile Museum of Oaxaca presents a wide variety of exhibits showcasing the common threads that run through textiles from around the world, with an emphasis on weaving within the Mexican arts tradition. Of the many colonial-era museum renovations, this museum is one of Mexicos most prestigious. The elegant collection of global weaving traditions is world-class.

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Talavera La Colonial
(La Colonial Talavera Ceramics Factory, Studio & Showroom)

One of the most important current producers of genuine Talavera ceramics, La Colonial is a family-owned factory established in 1959 in Pueblas central historic district and is known for ceramics of the highest quality as well as handmade sweets and other locally produced edibles and gifts. Artists-in-Residence in our Mexican Ceramics Residency program have the opportunity to produce their work in the La Colonial factory studio alongside the factorys own renowned artists.
Universidad Nacional Diego Quispe Tito, Filial Calca
(Diego Quispe Tito National University, Calca)

Diego Quispe Tito National University is one of the most prominent fine arts universities in Peru. As an autonomous university, its educational programs include degrees in Visual Arts, Artistic Education, Conservation and Restoration of Art. The university promotes artistic investigation and a social scope with humanist vision and innovation rooted in Andean culture.