Must-See Art Guide: Mexico City

In town for ZONAMACO? Here's an easy guide to the museum and gallery shows you won't want to miss.

Mexico City Photo: via Wikipedia
Mexico City
Photo: via Wikipedia

Mexico City is the cool cousin of art cities—unique, edgy, independent, and full of surprises. This week Zona Maco, Mexico’s premiere contemporary art fair, draws tens of thousands of visitors and over 150 galleries back to the city for its 17th edition. And while it would be entirely possible to spend days exploring every booth tucked into the Centro Citibanamex, once fair exhaustion sets in, you can reboot with some of the city’s other cultural highlights.  

If you’re up for it, here’s our guide to the best of museum and gallery shows on view now, plus one worthwhile satellite fair. 

Material Art Fair, 2020.

Material Art Fair, 2020.

Exhibition: Material Art Fair
When: February 7–9
Where: Frontón México, De la República 17, Col. Tabacalera, Del. Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City

 

Pia Camil, From Life to Death (2020). Courtesy of OMR.

Pia Camil, From Life to Death (2020). Courtesy of OMR.

Exhibition:Pia Camil: Ríe Ahora, Llora Después (Laugh Now, Cry Later)
When: Through April 4
Where: Galleria OMR, Córdoba 100, Roma Norte 06700, Mexico City

 

 

Ravi Zupa, I Wish (2020). Courtesy of MAIA Contemporary.

Ravi Zupa, I Wish (2020). Courtesy of MAIA Contemporary.

Exhibition:Ravi Zupa: Love Thy
When: Through March 22
Where: MAIA Contemporary, Colima 159, Roma Norte 06700, Mexico City

 

Paul Fägerskiöld, Untitled (2019). Courtesy of Galerie Nordenhake NHMX.

Paul Fägerskiöld, Untitled (2019). Courtesy of Galerie Nordenhake NHMX.

Exhibition:Paul Fägerskiöld, Ximena Garrido-Lecca: Geopoetics
When: Through March 7
Where: Galerie Nordenhake NHMX, Colima 159, Roma Norte 06700, Mexico City

 

Felipe Pantone OPTICHROMIE MSS (2020). Courtesy of Galeria RGR.

Felipe Pantone, OPTICHROMIE MSS (2020). Courtesy of Galeria RGR.

Exhibition:Big Time Data: Felipe Pantone
When: Through April 11
Where: Galleria RGR, Gral. Antonio León 48, Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City

 

Installation of "Beatriz Zamora," 2020. Courtesy of LABOR.

Installation of “Beatriz Zamora,” 2020. Courtesy of LABOR.

Exhibition:Beatriz Zamora
When: Through March 3
Where: LABOR, Gral. Francisco Ramírez 5, Ampliación Daniel Garza, Daniel Garza al Poniente, Miguel Hidalgo, 11830 Distrito Federal, Mexico City

 

Installation view of “Oraculo: Yoshua Okón,” 2020. Courtesy of Proyectos Monclova.

Installation view of “Oraculo: Yoshua Okón,” 2020. Courtesy of Proyectos Monclova.

Exhibition:Oraculo: Yoshua Okón
When: Through March 7
Where: Proyectos Monclova, Colima 55, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc, 06700, Mexico City

 

Installation view of "James Turrell: Passages of Light," 2020. Courtesy of Museo Jumex.

Installation view of “James Turrell: Passages of Light,” 2020. Courtesy of Museo Jumex.

Exhibition:James Turrell: Passages Of Light
When: Through March 29
Where: Museo Jumex, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Colonia Granada, 11520, Mexico City

 

Jonathan Hernández, Untitled (2020). Courtesy of Proyecto Paralelo.

Jonathan Hernández, Untitled (2020). Courtesy of Proyecto Paralelo.

Exhibition:Galeria Nacional:Jonathan Hernández
When: Through March 31
Where: Proyecto Paralelo, Alfonso Reyes 58, Hipódromo Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06170, Mexico City

 

Andrew Birk, Home (2019). Courtesy of Galería Karen Huber.

Andrew Birk, Home (2019). Courtesy of Galería Karen Huber.

Exhibition: Andrew Birk: Para Mi Hija
When: Through April 11, 2020
Where: Galería Karen Huber, Bucareli 120, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06040


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