As throngs of design-loving collectors and their cohorts descend on Mexico City for Art Week 2022, the anticipation is palpable. Some will come for the art, some for the fashion, some for the fun. Between a wave of art and the avant-garde, you may need a little direction. There will be art to admire, design to digest, and of course, it wouldn’t be an art fair in 2022 if NFTs weren’t involved. Luckily for you, you’ve landed on this comprehensive guide. If you’re looking for a handpicked selection of what to see during Mexico City Art Week, good thing you found your way here. Browse this selection of unmissable must-haves.
As the main event of Art Week, Zona Maco will celebrate its 18th edition with four fairs dedicated to art, design, furniture and photography. Located inside the Centro Citibanamex, the fair will welcome more than 200 galleries and exhibitors from more than 25 countries. This is where you’ll find your usual suspects like Marlborough and Gagosian alongside local galleries like MAIA Contemporary and Galería Hilario Galguera. If you’re ready to see and be seen, explore the scene at Zona Maco.
February 9-13. Check the schedule and get your ticket here.
For Materia Magazine, art is not just what you observe, it’s what you experience. If you like the unconventional, make time for their experimental exhibition, “Torre de Sonido”. Taking place inside Torre de los Vientos, an iconic habitable sculpture created by Uruguayan artist Gonzalo Fonseca, guests will participate in a sensory experience with performances that explore the symbiotic relationship between sound and sculpture.
Attend the exhibition on February 12 & 13 through a Materia membership.
LAGO/ALGO was born from the opportunity to recover an emblematic building in the Bosque de Chapultepec. Today, LAGO is a workspace, café and restaurant while ALGO is an open-access cultural space run by OMR. Together they form a brand new cultural center that mixes architecture, arts and culture and sustainable cuisine in one place. Opening for the first time this Art Week, ALGO’s exhibition titled “Form Follows Energy” will feature over 45 pieces by 27 artists who explore themes such as memory and time, opportunities for change, and more. The exhibition will have paths in the iconic LAGO building, where visitors can discover the restored space which is a work of art in its own right.
The exhibition is open to the public from February 9 to August 18, 2022.
For its third edition, Salón COSA returns to Mexico City with a collection of recent works by 22 of Mexico’s most innovative artists. The biannual showcase will occupy a former canteen in the city’s Centro Historico where past, present and future intertwine with eclectic architecture, loncherías, party venues and orthopedic shops. Socialize, collect and of course, take that shot.
Stop by Salon Cosa from February 8 to 13 at Motolinía 32, Centro Histórico.
Young galleries will adorn the halls of the classic Casa Versalles building for Arthouse Project. As the very first edition of the multidisciplinary platform, they will present what they have called “A Moveable Art Feast”. Walk through each gallery featured at Arthouse Project and witness different disciplines of art, architecture, photography, design and fashion.
Find Arthouse Project at Casa Versalles from February 10 to 13.
Oscillating between the worlds of art and design, MASA is a nomadic gallery you’ll want to catch while you can. This year, MASA will present a collective exhibition highlighting the works of artists such as Hollie Bowden, Jose Dávila, Frida Escobedo, Mario García Torres, etc. Go through some paintings, ask questions, learn and let yourself be tempted by the world of MASA desires.
Enjoy the MASA collective exhibition from February 10 to 25, 2022.
Where you once found a lumber yard and later an industrial bakery, you will now find Kurimanzutto. Housed in a building that dates back to 1949, Kurimanzutto defies convention as one of Mexico City’s most celebrated galleries. This week of art, the gallery will open a nuanced exhibition by Leonor Antunes titled “The Housewife and Her Estate, Part III” which deepens the artist’s exploration of 20th century female creatives.
The Leonor Antunes exhibition is open to the public from February 9 to March 19, 2022.
Forget what you know about traditional galleries and meet MOONI. Condesa’s exhibition space has eliminated antiquated price lists and private vernissages in a quest to democratize art. This year, MOONI will present a series of pictorial portraits by Ángela Leyva. The artist will reinterpret the faces of individuals from a clinical file belonging to Dr. Leyva, the artist’s father.
Visit Ángela Leyva’s exhibition from February 10, 2022.
Although devoted to contemporary art, the Museo Jumex will come to life in many ways and genres during this Art Week. There will be performances by Josué Mejía, readings of texts by Erika Torre, sound installations by Cristina Ochoa in collaboration with Eduardo Vindiola and the reflective exhibition “Gama Térmica” by Sofía Táboas. Needless to say, there is no shortage of things to see, hear and do at the Museo Jumex.
Ifnd their list of events from February 8th to 13th hbefore.