With Colombia’s peace process established and economic development underway, Bogota’s art scene blossomed. The International Art Fair of Bogota (ArtBo), currently in its 13th edition, has played a key role in transforming the city into one of Latin America’s most visible and attractive art hubs. Today, there are more than 100 commercial galleries scattered throughout the thriving capital.

Mark Roe, head curator of J.P. Morgan’s Chase Art Collection, takes us on a tour of some of these cutting-edge spaces. Espacio Odeón, located on a stunning Modernist building which opened in 1939 as a pioneering movie theater, specializes in experimental site-specific projects framed within the gallery’s imposing space. Located in a historic home in Bogota, Carne Gallery is an exciting, artist-run project. Roe’s tour ends in Casas Riegner Gallery, one of the most established galleries in town.

There is an undeniable creative energy in the streets of Bogota, driven by forward-thinking galleries, daring nonprofits and innovative artists making sense of the complicated history of their country.