Must-See Art Guide: Mexico City

This month's guide features Helen Escobedo, Nancy Spero, Purvis Young, and more.

Installation view of “Could be (an arrow): A reading of La Coleccion Jumex,” 2018-19. Courtesy of Fundacion Jumex.

With more than 180 international galleries participating, there’s plenty to see during this year’s Zona Maco. But if you need a break from the Centro Citibanamex and want to get out and explore, there are lots of great shows to see across the city’s vibrant gallery scene, featuring works by Helen Escobedo, Nancy Spero, and Bosco Sodi, among many, many others. We put together a list of our favorite shows to get you started.

Installation view of “Purvis Young: Testify,” 2019. Courtesy of Skot Foreman Fine Art.

Exhibition: “Purvis Young: Testify

When: February 2–March 3, 2019

Where: Skot Foreman Fine Art, Fábrica La Aurora Arts Complex, Suite 7A, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City


View of the artist’s space at the Saint Phalle Workshop, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and the Saint Phalle Workshop.

Exhibition: “Abraham Cruzvillegas: Esculturas Pendientes

When: February 9–March 16, 2019

Where: Kurimanzutto, Gob. Rafael Rebollar 94, Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City


Lucien Shapiro with a recent sculpture. Courtesy of Maia Contemporary.

Exhibition: “Lucien Shapiro:The First and Last Freedom

When: February 6–March 10, 2019

Where: Maia Contemporary, Colima 159, Roma, Mexico City


Installation view of “Yann Gerstberger: Ice News and Freeway Fetishes,” 2019. Courtesy of Galeria OMR.

Exhibition: “Yann Gerstberger: Ice News and Freeway Fetishes

When: February 5–March 30, 2019

Where: Galeria OMR, Cordoba 100, Roma Norte, Mexico City


Bosco Sodi, Las Tinieblas Sobre la Faz de la Tierra (2018). Courtesy of Galería Hilario Galguera.

Exhibition: “Bosco Sodi: The darkness on the face of the earth”

When: February 5–March 30, 2019

Where: Galleria Hilario Galguera, Francisco Pimentel 3, San Rafael, México


Installation view of “The Potential of Sculpture: Helen Escobedo,” 2019. Courtesy of Proyectos Monclova.

Exhibition: “The Potential of Sculpture: Helen Escobedo

When: February 5–March 9, 2019

Where: Proyectos Monclova, Colima 55 Roma Norte, Mexico City


Claire Becker. Courtesy of Isabelle Serrano Fine Art.

Exhibition: “Claire Becker: States of Consciousness

When: February 7–March 30, 2019

Where: Isabelle Serrano Fine Art, Monte Athos 155, Col. Las Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City


Tania Franco Klein, Our Life in the Shadows: Yellow Tiles (Self-Portrait) (2016). Courtesy of ALMANAQUE fotográfica.

Exhibition: “Tania Franco Klein: Proceed to the Route

When: February 5–March 23, 2019

Where: ALMANAQUE fotográfica, Colima 101 – PB, Roma Nte., 06700 Mexico City, Mexico City


Installation view of “Peter Fishli: Más latas, algunas bolsas y cajas,” 2019. Courtesy of Gaga.

Exhibition: “Peter Fishli: Más latas, algunas bolsas y cajas

When: February 5–March 16, 2019

Where: Gaga, Amsterdam 123, Colonia Condesa, Mexico


Installation view of “Could be (an arrow): A reading of La Coleccion Jumex,” 2018-19. Courtesy of Fundacion Jumex.

Exhibition: “Could be (an arrow): A reading of La Coleccion Jumex

When: November 29, 2018–March 31, 2019

Where: Fundacion Jumex, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Colonia Granada, Mexico City


Nancy Spero, The Goddess Nut II (1990). © The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundations for the Arts / VAGA at ARS, NY.

Exhibition: “Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror

When: October 6, 2018–February 17, 2019

Where: Museo Tamayo, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 51, Bosque de Chapultepec, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Mexico City


Installation view of “Zaha Hadid Architects,” 2018-19. Courtesy of Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo.

Exhibition: “Zaha Hadid Architects

When: October 20, 2018–March 3, 2019

Where: Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Insurgentes 3000, C.U., Mexico City

Zona Maco is on view at the Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City through February 10, 2019.

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