Your Go-To Guide For Mexico City Art Week 2024

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Here we go again, my dear art-loving and art-scene friends. The countdown to Mexico City Art Week–one of the most significant events in our metropolis’s cultural calendar–has begun. This year, it’s bigger than ever, and the excitement is tangible. The glitterati are already sipping picantes at the newly opened Soho House Mexico City. The slight hum of a New York stiletto can be heard trotting down Colima. The slim shades of Berlin hipsters glare at you from your regular table at Cicatriz. The unmistakable French accent ordering a croissant in Spanish at Saint. It’s all a sign of what’s to come–an art-fueled social overload.

As always, the leading Zona Maco fair, which celebrates its 20th anniversary, arrives alongside various celebrations, gallery shows, performances, and other art-involved things to do and places to be. In 2024, Zona Maco will bring dozens of international galleries, attracting the attention of powerhouses like Pace and Cadogan and Mexican staples like kurimanzutto and Galería OMR. Enveloping the city from February 1 through February 11, art-world darlings and their cohorts from the film, television, music, and fashion industries make their way here to discover what’s new—browsing, buying, schmoozing, socializing. Here, a guide from Z-to-A on what’s new and how to enjoy the insanity (without actually going insane).‬‬

For its 20th birthday, Zona Maco is going big. Part art showcase and part fashion runway (depending on what you’re into), Zona Maco has become the largest art fair in Latin America. It holds four sections annually at Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City: DESIGN, exhibiting furniture, jewelry, textiles, and decorative objects; SALON DEL ANTICUARIO with antiques; FOTO, featuring vintage, modern, and contemporary photography; and the most extensive section, ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO, showcasing prominent national and international galleries, featuring works from the most influential contemporary artists on the global scene.

Dates: February 7—February 11, 2024 | Times: 5pm – 8pm on Wednesday, 1pm – 8pm on Thursday & Friday, 12pm – 8pm on Saturday, 11am – 6pm on Sunday | Place: Centro Banamex, Av. del Conscripto, Lomas de Sotelo, Hipódromo de las Américas, Miguel Hidalgo, 11610 Naucalpan de Juárez, CDMX

Two shows, one place. Add Travesía Cuatro CDMX to your list for Casi Concreto, the first solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Eleonore Koch in Mexico, curated by Cristiano Raimondi, alongside Uber: déjame entrar, a solo exhibition by Mexican artist Frieda Toranzo Jaeger. Founded in 2003 by Silvia Ortiz and Inés López-Quesada, Travesía Cuatro has set out to build an international bond that continues to deepen the ties between the art scenes in Spain and Latin America.

Dates: February 6–onwards, 2024 | Times: 10am – 6pm from Tuesdays – Thursdays, 10am – 4pm on Fridays, 11am – 3pm on Saturdays | Place: Travesía Cuatro CDMX, Valladolid 35, Col. Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc, 06700, CDMX

Just like you knew it would, Salón ACME returns for another wild take on Art Week. Created by artists for artists, this particular event has become a platform for emerging talent developing their work both in Mexico and abroad. Composed of six sections: Open Call, Estado, Bodega, Projects, Sala, and Patio, the 2024 show will feature talks, rooftop vinyl sessions, and exhibits by local and international artists. Created in 2013, Salón ACME has had ten editions, solidifying itself as one of the most sought-after contemporary art fair events in Mexico City and bringing together a community of artists, curators, and collectors.

Dates: February 8—February 11, 2024 | Times: 4pm – 8pm on Thursday, 11am – 8pm on Friday & Saturday, 11am – 7pm on Sunday | Place: General Prim 30, Col. Juárez, Ciudad de México

Housed in a Mesoamerican-inspired building designed by none other than the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, find Fantasmas, Wyatt Kahn’s latest exhibition. South of the city, Anahuacalli brings together over 50,000 pre-Columbian objects that thoughtfully dialogue with contemporary counterparts. Fantasmas by Wyatt Kahn will boast over 20 sculpto-paintings that resonate with the space, flowing between temple and cave, transitioning between painting and sculpture, abstract and figurative, and flat and three-dimensional realms.

Dates: February 6- May 19, 2024 | Times: 11am – 5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday | Place: Museo 150, San Pablo Tepetlapa, Coyoacán, Mexico City

Mooni has a question for you: Can you imagine seeing fruits where others only see waste? It seeks to answer that as it transforms into Banana Blue, an exhibition by artist Norberto Miranda and a celebration of his project Bolsas Bolsón. Created to challenge our perception of plastic, Miranda finds his inspiration in the coastal town of Cihuatlán, Jalisco, where banana crops are protected from the cold by covering the clusters with low-density blue plastic. With Banana Blue, Mooni explores the use and reuse of waste, and what the human footprint leaves behind.

Dates: February 7–February 14, 2024 | Times: 11am – 7pm | Place: Mooni Condesa: Fernando Montes de Oca 43, Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City

Where will your favorite scenesters from New York and LA be partying this Art Week? Mimi Disco, that’s where. In celebration of MATTE’s one-year anniversary in Mexico City, the creative agency is joining forces with JO-HS to celebrate art and music by bringing global creatives together for a multi-night series hosted at the new hi-fi club in Reforma. An intimate experience with a guestlist capped at 150 guests per night, partygoers can expect live sets by DJ Tennis, DJ Harvey, Apollonia Orsoni, Eric Duncan, Chloé Caillet, and more desirable guests.

Dates: February 6–February 9, 2024 | Time: 11pm – late | Place: Av. P.º de la Reforma 333, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX

More than just a gallery, MASA combines the realms of art, design, and architecture for the city’s most discerning collectors. This Art Week, expect a show that breaks conventional dialogue—an engaging rendezvous between eight talented artists from Luhring Augustine and MASA’s designers. Initially a 19th-century country home famous for hosting eclectic gatherings, MASA is keeping the traditions of its space alive. The collaboration with Luhring Augustine is set to spark dialogues with diverse voices from different genres, featuring artists like Brian Thoreen, Mohammed Sami, and more.

Dates: February 6—March 23, 2024 | Place: Joaquín A. Pérez 6, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11850 Ciudad de México, CDMX

We all have the one that got away, and now we have The one that got away, the first solo exhibition in Mexico City of work by Amoako Boafo. Each portrait in his series at Mariane Ibrahim features a friend, collaborator, or someone connected to the artist. In a blend of generations and backgrounds, Baofo’s depictions transcend the canvas through captivating patterns and colors. His journey has represented an authentic artistic path, as Baofo has remained devoted to painting–embracing loyalty in an art form requiring resilience against societal expectations.

Dates: February 7–May 4, 2024 | Times: 11am – 5pm | Place: Río Pánuco 36, Col. Renacimiento, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX

From the pages of their digital design zine to this real-life installation, MATERIA presents SCULPTED, an exhibition bringing together the works of Mexican artist Jorge Yázpik and New York-based design studio Known Work. This particular pairing of Known Work’s utilitarian creations intertwines seamlessly with Yázpik’s sculptural pieces, blurring the lines between art and design, function and form. Check it out for a sensory conversation that will inspire new understandings of spatial context in art and design.

Dates: February 7–11, 2024 | Times: 11am – 6pm | Place: Serapio Rendon 8 San Rafael, CDMX

A must on every art-lover’s list is LagoAlgo, a museum perfectly propped above a lake in Chapultepec Park. Favoring the local and dialoguing with the global, LagoAlgo is known for dynamic experiences around art, architecture, gastronomy, and more. For this year’s festivities, the institution presents Capítulo V: Heat, bringing together an unexpected constellation of artists including Julian Charrière, Ebecho Muslimova, Ana Montiel, and Artists Against The Bomb. Focusing on combustion, the four separate exhibits investigate forces of nature, man-made disasters, and the immediacy of climate change.

Dates: February 9-July, 2024 | Times: 10am – 6pm | Place: Bosque de Chapultepec, Pista El Sope S/N, Bosque de Chapultepec II Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11100 Ciudad de México, CDMX

After making the rounds in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, Projet Moné is stepping into Mexico City to host their first group show. Set in an iconic Art Deco house in Condesa, each room will act as a canvas for eleven artists and design studios to display paintings, sculptures, photography and other installations. Through this exhibition, founders Georgina Villa and Amor Diaz seek to celebrate the creatives who have been part of their provenance as well as connect with new communities in Mexico, showcasing artists such as Alexa Perez Rea, Floria González, Izack Morales, Makan Negahban, and more.

Dates: February 1—February 11, 2024 | Place: Av México 200, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Let the everywhere-ness of Art Week take you to Here, Elsewhere, a two-artist exhibition of new works by Anna Kenneally and Lizzy Lunday, their first show in Mexico City. Located in NARANJO 141, this timely exhibit asks what it means to be present in a new city with an unfamiliar rhythm—just as you may be, dear visitor. United by a mutual inclination to reject formulaic approaches, the duo’s second exhibition in three years pulsates with improvisational energy—every brushstroke presents a new chance to reimagine composition, narrative, and gesture.

Dates: February 5March 10, 2024 | Times: 3pm – 6pm on February 5, 1pm – 6pm Thursdays – Saturdays, 1pm – 5pm on Sundays | Place: NARANJO 141, Ciudad de México, CDMX, 06400, Mexico

Diario de Plantas, Gabriel Orozco’s latest show at kurimanzutto, unveils a collection of new drawings, paintings, and sculptures tethered to the locales he inhabits. The drawings, etched within palm-sized notebooks, capture the imprints and sketches of leaves, weaving an open-ended cartography of organic growth. The sculptures, carved from Mexican stone, draw inspiration from the temporal dance between time and matter. Within his paintings, Orozco articulates the seemingly improbable convergence of two figures from the 15th century: Leonardo Da Vinci’s ink notebook drawing, Vitruvian Man, and the stone sculpture of Coatlicue, the Aztec goddess of life and death. Together, Diario de Plantas presents a never-before-seen curation of Orozco’s works.

Dates: February 10March 23, 2024 | Times: 11am – 6pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays | Place: C. Gobernador Rafael Rebollar 94, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11850 Ciudad de México, CDMX

A new New York transplant on the Mexico City scene this year, the established Kasmin Gallery is traveling south to exhibit the latest work of Theodora Allen. Hosted at Casa Siza, a gallery and artistic residence, Allen’s show Germ will present a set of large-scale linen works. The pieces revolve around the concept of the germ, captured in a phase of transmutation reflecting generative cycles of symbols and nature. Once more, the artist uses her distinct visual language influenced by emblematic and esoteric sources, creating codes for intimate narratives.

Dates: February 7–March 30, 2024 | Times: 11am – 6pm | Place: Casa Siza, Dr. Atl 103, Sta María la Ribera, Cuauhtémoc 06400, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Having just opened in 2021, JO-HS has quickly turned from newcomer to staple in the otherwise residential neighborhood of San Miguel de Chapultepec. Adorning the walls of the 1970s modernist building this Art Week is Encounters, an exhibit of paintings by Emil Sands curated by Georgina Pounds. Created in situ at JO-HS, the British artist presents nine paintings and a series of works on paper–each depicting ethereal studies of male protagonists. In line with JO-HS’s mission, the show was curated to create a space where creatives, curators, and clients can interact with both local and international emerging artists.

Dates: February 6–March 30, 2024 | Times: 10am – 6pm from Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 6pm on Saturdays | Place: Gobernador Jose Guadalupe 46, San Miguel Chapultepec

A forthcoming solar eclipse gets an art-world twist in Four Minutes of Darkness, Eduardo Sarabia’s first solo exhibition at Galeria OMR. In Sarabia style, the artist envisions an architectural structure reminiscent of a chapel, sharing his fascination with ancestral, alchemical, and mystical knowledge with curious onlookers. Featuring over 30 new works, the exhibition will present sculptures, ceramics, paintings, and more in an all-encompassing immersive garden. The exhibition is set for a second showing at the Museo de Arte de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, on April 8, when a total solar eclipse will turn day into night for four minutes.

Dates: February 6-March 26, 2024 | Times: 10am – 6pm from Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 4pm on Saturdays | Place: Córdoba 100, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX

A new kid on the block, Fundación Maceta is ready to show-off what it’s got with Suite N0°1, a debut exhibition featuring arrangements of work on the top floor of Temoskali. A former publishing house and upcoming art space in the heart of the arts district, Temoskali was equally a part of the curation as the artwork itself. Through deliberate installation and construction to fit the space, Suite N0°1 presents work from 26 artists working across mediums from painting to photography, with names including Ilán Lieberman, Sofía Lucarelli, and Jaime Ruiz Otis, alongside beverages from local favorites like Niv and Salon Palomilla.

Dates: February 3-February 29, 2024 | Place: Balderas 95, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06040 Centro, CDMX

From the raw coast of Puerto Escondido to the paved streets of Mexico City, Fundación Casa Wabi is synonymous with the country’s artscape. Celebrating a decade of creative endeavors, the foundation will present ‘Construir, habitar, crear. 10 años de trabajo en comunidad.’ at the Colegio de San Ildefonso. This exhibition commemorates community, art, and nature, forged through five fundamental programs: residencies and community projects, exhibitions, clay, cinema, and mobile library. You can expect two new exhibits in their Sabino location, including “Uketamo” by Adeline de Monseignat and “El héroe absurdo” by Adrián S. Bará.

Colegio de San Ildefonso Dates: February 1, 2024 | Time: 7pm | Place: Justo Sierra 16, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06020 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Sabino Dates: February 5 onwards, 2024 | Place: C. Sabino 336, Atlampa, Cuauhtémoc, 06450 Ciudad de México, CDMX

As one of the city’s most highly-touted satellite fairs, Feria Material is back in 2024 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Returning to Expo Reforma in Mexico City’s Juarez neighborhood, where the streets are burgeoning with young creatives, the fair will feature two floors of galleries including PEANA, Steve Turner, Galería Mascota, and others. As always, visitors can expect eclectic artists from Mexico and all over the world, as well as an exciting program of talks, screenings, performances, and other activities.

Dates: February 8—February 11, 2024 | Times: 5pm – 8pm on February 8, 12pm – 8pm onwards | Place: Expo Reforma, Morelos 67, Col. Juárez, Del. Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, 06600

A keen devotion to Mexico’s rich artisan heritage, coupled with an eye for out-there design, has made EWE an Art Week must. Usually by appointment only, the esoteric studio will welcome visitors over the week to peruse a selection of pieces from their Magma, Nebula, and new stone works. EWE Studio was founded in 2017 by gallerist and curator Age Salajõe as well as designers Manuel Bañó and Héctor Esrawe, with a continued mission to embrace new mediums and languages creating collectible design.

Dates: February 7—February 11, 2024 | Place: Córdoba 206, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX

On a regular day, Espacio Báltico provides a place for national and international creators to collaborate and exhibit. During Art Week, this stunning collective art studio will display a series of works by Celeste, Sol Oosel, Luia Corsini, Alma Saladin, and more. Espacio Báltico invites each artist-in-residence to participate in the development and exhibition of projects that explore the relationship with the environment. With collaboration as one of its foundations, Espacio Báltico exposes unique disciplines to encourage the meeting of different world visions.

Dates: February 5-February 11, 2024 | Times: 11am – 5pm | Place: Mar Báltico 24, Nextitla, Miguel Hidalgo, 11420 Ciudad de México, CDMX

If you’re into design and in tune with creatives in Mexico City, you’ve likely stumbled into a Difane show. Thanks to its collaborative approach and eclectic roster of talent, Difane has become a popular reference for interior designers, collectors, and seekers of contemporary Mexican design. This year, Difane is showing Osseo, an exhibition interpreting the human skeletal structure. Each piece will reflect the complexity of our body’s architecture–where every line and curve gives a glimpse into our unique stories. Participating designers and artists include Xavier Lorand, Edgar Orlaineta, Fernanda Carri, and more.

Dates: February 1–February 11, 2024 | Times: 10.30am – 6pm, Monday – Friday | Place: Calle Arquímedes 3, Polanco, Polanco V Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Long-serving behind-the-scenes in the underbelly of Mexico City’s art world, base_ moves to the surface for Turris Fortissima, a show by Renata Morales at their Condesa outpost. Crafted at Cerámica Suro in Guadalajara, Turris Fortissima is derived from Latin meaning “the strongest tower” and refers to the central piece of the installation: a tower assembly of low-temperature Faenza ceramic. The varied pieces Renata shows will reflect a culmination of techniques, symbols, objects, and characters interwoven in the artist’s creative work.

Dates: February 7–February 11, 2024 | Times: 11am – 7pm | Place: Agustin Melgar 39, Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México

Ballista wants you to get into bed with them this Art Week. Their latest exhibit ZZZ, curated by Paula Valadez and Mario Ballesteros, celebrates the idea that everything happens in bed: rest and revolt, intimacy and insomnia, sex and sleep. To this duo, a bed can also be a creative hotbed. Found in Laguna, a former textile factory in Colonia Doctores, ZZZ will give you art to lie in bed with. Come under the covers and discover Ballista’s mission to push and pull the boundaries of art and design and radically change perspectives on what homeware can be.

Dates: February 3–February 11, 2024 | Times: 11am – 5pm from Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm on Saturday | Place: Calle Doctor Erazo 172, Doctores, Ciudad De Mexico, Cdmx 06720, Mexico

It wouldn’t be Art Week without the a little more party. Artsy Nights, the official party of Zona Maco, is back to celebrate the fair’s 20th anniversary. This year, they bring Icon Ibiza to present an exclusive night of musical talent, sultry cocktails, and art-world mingling. Californian artist CHANNEL TRES will head the lineup alongside a roster of local talent for what is sure to be a magical night in Mexico City.

Date: February 10, 2024 | Time: Starting at 4pm | Place: Centro Citibanamex, Sala D


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