Galeria Rosa is a screenprinting studio and exhibition space located in Bangkok’s Creative District–Charoen Krung–where it will be set up as a pop-up starting in June. The gallery will curate a select group of artists, illustrators, designers, and typographers to collaborate on screenprinted editions which will display on-site throughout the Summer.
The project is curated and founded by Sarah Azpeitia, also its printer. Azpeitia is a Mexican native trained in Graphic Design, who grew up between the United States and Mexico. The experience of being educated and working across vibrant different cultures from a very young age, such as New Orleans, New York, and Bangkok, has uniquely shaped her perspective to regard design as a powerful platform to communicate and connect artists with audiences anywhere.
Through its name, Galeria Rosa nods to the often feminine association to the color rose, or “rosa” in Spanish —the founder’s native language. It intends to portray femininity as gender neutral, redefined, and adopted by male and female artists alike. Similarly, “rosa” was chosen for the many ties it has to Mexican culture, such as “rosa Mexicano” and the “Virgen de Guadalupe”. The symbolism attributed to a rose is often one of promise, hope, and new beginnings.