The Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos is an educational space of reference to the visual culture in Mexico where image triggers experiences and dialogue between artists, photographers, creators, researchers and scholars who meet in our spaces. We are a cultural project committed with the development of society and at its service.
To establish a diverse, permeable and inclusive educational project, where one can think about the uses and consumption of image and the contemporary visual culture. We are a space open to new exhibit proposals that arise daily in an increasingly visual society. The Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos is dedicated to expand the cultural offer of the northern part of Mexico City.
The Foto Museo merged as an initiative of the Fundación Pedro Meyer A.C. with the aim of becoming a place where education and understanding of contemporary image are available to everyone.
It is located between Miguel Hidalgo and Naucalpan, in what used to be a plastics factory in the 40s. The development began in 2012 and involved the remodeling of the original space and the creation of new spaces which culminated in this project. The architect Mauricio Rocha, who has distinguished himself as a creator of cultural spaces throughout the country, was in charge.
The place to develop this cultural project was chosen because it is one of the fastest growing areas in Mexico City with a population of almost 3 million inhabitants.
The space has more than 5,000 m2 of construction, these include 3 exhibition galleries of 500, 520 and 1000 meters meters in length, an auditorium with capacity for 180 people, 4 classrooms, a cafeteria, a shop and a restaurant. In addition to a terrace open to the public
The reality of the country, why do I exist?
Currently, in the northeastern part of Mexico City there are only 6 museums, while in the FMC4 area there is no other space that offers a visual or cultural offer to the almost 3 million inhabitants of the region.
Our Subject Areas
Photography is in constant change, it is not what it used to be nor what it will be in the future.
At this time it is necessary to redefine the mission and the concept of contemporary museums.
The photographic language is not the same, it has changed to other supports, media and disciplines.
The museum is dedicated to the performance and understanding of all disciplines related to image and its contemporary productions such as photography, video, animation, multimedia and music. The purpose of this is to offer each of our visitors an educational and interactive experience as well as unique and individual one.
Our main target audience is young people interested in the different options of the new cultural offer in Mexico City as well as in the production, broadcast and consumption of image. We are an innovative space where image becomes a trigger for experiences and dialogue between artists, photographers, creators, researchers, scholars and students. We are a cultural project committed with the development of society and at its service.
We are convinced that the education, research, curing, production and exhibition of image and all its possible sides are a permanent experimental laboratory.
We find that image is not what it used to be and that photographic language has changed its supports, means and disciplines, therefore museums must adapt to this new way of producing and consuming culture. It is no longer a unidirectional space where museums are the transmitters of cultural practices nor those who dictate the guidelines. The public has awakened and is now a creator of contents that affect bidirectionally to cultural entities.
From an educational point of view, we create experiences focused on detonating the audience and creativity that visits us by training the audiovisual media so that from the transmedia interaction with the cultural and visual image they become producers of it.
We are located in what used to be a plastics factory in the 40s. This is one of the fastest growing areas in Mexico City with a population of almost 3 million inhabitants.