Spotlight on Zona Maco 2014

Lips Science Fiction Double Feature by Erik den Breejen

Erik den Breejen, Lips (Science Fiction Double Feature), 2013, acrylic on panel, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

Zona Maco, one of the most important Contemporary art fairs in Latin America, opens February 5, 2014. The name of the fair is derived from the Spanish word “zona," which means zone, and the acronym Maco, which stands for México Arte Contemporáneo (Mexican Contemporary Art). This year marks the 11th anniversary of the fair, which is hosted in the beautiful Centro de Exposiciones Banamex in Mexico City, Mexico.

Designer Drugs Single Packs by Desire Obtain Cherish

Desire Obtain Cherish, Designer Drugs Single Packs, 2013, UV cast resin, Unix Gallery, Miami, FL, and New York, NY

Zona Maco 2014 will feature over 130 galleries from around the world, and will include works by over 1,500 artists, such as Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902–1982), Gabriel Orozco (Mexican/American, b.1962), Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911–2002), and Retna (American, b.1979). The fair presents the most important Contemporary Art in Latin America, and has been growing steadily over the past 11 years, drawing exhibitors, collectors, and gallery owners from around the world.

Nocturne by Aziz and Cucher

Aziz and Cucher, Nocturne #4, light jet print on Endura metallic paper with Diasec mount, Gazelli Art House, London, UK

From February 5 through 9, paintings, sculptures, installations, video art, and photographs can be viewed in over 10,000 square meters of exhibition space. Zona Maco is divided into six different sections, each showcasing different art genres. This year, the sections are as follows: Main Section, New Proposals, Zona Maco South, Modern Art, Design, Publications, and Collector's Program. Participating artnet Galleries members include UNIX Gallery, which will be showing work by Desire Obtain Cherish, Servando Galeria de Arte, which will feature Karlos Pérez (Cuban), Freight + Volume, showcasing work by emerging and established artists, and Gazelli Art House, featuring work by Aziz and Cucher.

The Latin American Art market has done very well over the past year, and Zona Maco is expected to be extremely successful. The galleries exhibiting at the fair represent some of the most well-known Latin American artists in the world.

No. 3. 11 de Abril de 1970 by Karlos Perezt

Karlos Perez, No. 3. 11 de Abril de 1970, 2013, oil on linen, Servando Galeria de Arte, Havana, Cuba

Zona Maco
February 5–9, 2014
Centro Banamex, Sala (Hall) D
Av. Conscripto 311, Col. Lomas de Sotelo, Del. Miguel Hidalgo
C.P.11200
México City, Mexico

Participating artnet Galleries Members: