In recent years, illustration has evolved from a purely service-oriented trade to an expressive, poetic, and esteemed voice in contemporary visual culture. Today it continues to burgeon as a creative discipline. That’s why we created Gran Salon Mexico, an annual illustration Fair serving as a showcase, point of dissemination, and definitive reference for the burgeoning world of contemporary illustration in Mexico today, holding its first edition in 2014.
Together with its annual edition in Mexico, GSM is also a Mexican exponent for the world as part of events taking place in different cities. The 2018 destination of the Fair was Colombia (with presence in Bogota and Medellin), together with other activities in Bologna, Buenos Aires, Cardiff, Guadalajara, Lima, London, San Luis Potosí, Tampico, and different events in Mexico City.
GSM also manages different collaborations with a wide range of illustrators.
Summary of the 2015 edition