The history of the gallery dates back to 1994 when it started as Salar Center for Communication and the Arts.
Its main objective was to promote the local art scene in its various forms and to support emerging talents.
In 2001, the center closed its doors and became the studio of renowned artist Gastón Ugalde.
In 2008, it changes its name to Salar Galería de Arte, which became a platform for dialogue and education of contemporary Latin American art abroad.
Since then, it has evolved into a gallery that operates on a global scale and represents a select group of international artists and artist’s estates participating in various art fairs and exhibitions in America, Asia and Europe.
Salar often collaborates with other galleries and cultural institutions around the world through various initiatives that aim to increase the understanding and appreciation for contemporary art within the national and global audiences it serves. In 2011, Salar became a member of PSH Projects and in 2015 founded Indiana Bond Gallery which aside from its La Paz branch has operations in Bogotá and in Miami.
From its inception, Salar has been characterized by its strong curatorial direction and vision.