About Terremoto

Terremoto is a cultural platform dedicated to critical thinking around contemporary art that takes place in the American continent with an editorial approach that starts from trans/feminist knowledge, the decolonial and queer/kuir quest that triggers artistic and curatorial practices.

Terremoto emerged in 2013 in Mexico City as a blog. Since 2015, Terremoto has become a magazine that from issue 4 to issue 17 exists in a printed version, with a free distribution of 5,000 copies in more than 20 countries in America and beyond. The magazine is published three times a year: each one with a specific theme, offering a transversal point of view on current artistic practices, curatorial discourses, and their relationship with the sociocultural problems of the region through critical thinking. On a weekly basis and with free access, original contributions are published online in English and Spanish.

Beyond the magazine, Terremoto has diversified its branches of activity, audiences and outreach channels. Today we have an exhibition program (La Postal), an independent publishing house (Temblores Publicaciones), a non-profit association—Asociación Panamericana de Apoyo a las Artes (APAA)—and we function as an agency of interdisciplinary projects devising and managing artistic residencies, artist editions, public programs, among other initiatives that extend throughout the Americas.

Each thematic issue, published quarterly, contains approximately 12 articles that circulate throughout a specific season through their publication on the website on a weekly basis. The entire index is visible but the watermarked articles remain to be published.

Since September 2013, this section works as a growing archive where you can find installation views and the curatorial text, or press release, of contemporary art exhibitions that take place in the continent. Since its creation, the Terremoto blog has presented more than a thousand exhibitions taking place in more than 18 countries.

Launched in 2017, this section is a program of critical reviews of potent art events and exhibitions in the Americas. We seek a critical discussion taking into account both art and its context.

Reports are interviews, conversations, chronicles, or collective texts related to specific events in order to situate them in their context to unfold reflections and opinions about them.

Through this section, monthly, we invite agents of the artistic systems to share a selection of images related to their practice or current interests. Images are published daily in the header of our website and shared through our Instagram profile. At the end of the month, the complete selection of images is published together with a text that contextualizes them.

Within the thematic framework of the current issue of the magazine, and beginning next November, each month a high-quality video work will be shared for free. Available for fifteen days, the work will be accompanied by a brief interview with the artist(s) to deepen their concept(s) and discourse(s). After fifteen days, the video will no longer be available.

On certain Sundays, the Opinion section welcomes reflections on public-state and community cultural policies that condition artistic practices in the region. Started to reflect on the context of Mexico, the section will soon be opened to other countries.

In this section we share fragments of some of the texts published in the books of Temblores Publicaciones, Terremoto’s publishing label.

Terremoto Shout-Out is a sponsored announcements service on current events in art and culture around the world: new exhibitions, open calls, biennials, fairs, festivals and many more activities. For more information on the costs of this service, contact Carla Canseco: carla (at) terremoto.mx


Terremoto in its print version is a magazine produced by:

Temblores Publicaciones S.A. de C.V.
Calle del Artículo 123, 116, interior 100
Col. Centro, Del. Cuauhtémoc
06040 Mexico, Mexico


Asociación Panamericana de Apoyo a los Artes (APAA)
Calle del Artículo 123, 116, interior 100
Col. Centro, Del. Cuauhtémoc
06040 Mexico City, Mexico


Terremoto uses Times Europa and Reader typographies designed by Colophon Foundry.

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