MARSO was founded in 2011 as a platform for dialogue and participation for the international artistic community in Mexico City — especially for emerging artists — collaborating with cultural institutions, organisations, and museums in Mexico and abroad. In 2012, it also began to operate as a commercial gallery, representing the work of 16 artists from different countries, participating in international art fairs.

In February 2018 we ceased our commercial activity to strengthen the work of the institution as a non-profit initiative, focused on the development of projects that bring contemporary art closer to social work, through exhibitions, research and participatory action projects. We seek to integrate creative thinking with other disciplines, in dynamics that favor virtuous cycles and critical positions on issues such as: gender, indigenism and environmental culture.