ZONA MACO 2019
This year, Latin America’s most important art fair will be hosting more than 180 galleries from around the world.
The international fair will run from February 6-10, 2019 at the Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City. In addition to showcasing modern and contemporary art from some of the most cutting edge galleries from around the world, the fair will also showcase jewelry, furniture, art books and a vast array of other rare objects. The fair expects to host more than 60,000 visitors this year.
The art portion of the show will be comprised of four sections: Main Section, New Proposals, Zona Maco Sur, and Modern Art.
The Main Section of Zona Maco is comprised of over 70 galleries from around the world, hand picked by a panel of four curators, hailing from Mexico City to Berlin. The panel consists of Stefania Bortolami from Bortolami Gallery (New York), Ben Loveless from Galerie Nordenhale (Berlin), Patricia Ortiz Monasterio of Galería OMR (Mexico CIty) and Fernando Mesta of House of Gaga (Mexico City).
The galleries in this section truly are international, representing cities such as London, Barcelona, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Bogota, and of course Mexico City (to name a few).
Below are images from the Main Section.
Galería Karan Hubert
This gallery featured four contemporary artists: Ana Segovia (Mexico), Luis Hampshire (Mexico), Endy Hupperich (Alemania), and Keke Vilabelda (Spain).
Below is large piece by contemporary Mexican artist, Marcos Castro. Castro’s work has been showcased in a number of galleries, fairs and museums across Mexico. Although he works with a variety of mediums, this piece is enamelled tile, executed in 2019.
Pascale Marthine Tayou
Originally from Yaounde, Cameroon, Pascale has been represented by galleries internationally since the beginning of his career in the early 1990’s. The piece below is a fresco composed of chalk and other materials.
José Ramón Amondarian
This section of the fair will be curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy from Mexicali. According to the Zona Maco website, this section aims to showcase work that breaks away from traditional norms, and “points towards [an] imaginative and experimental ways of living and thinking.”
Zona Maco Sur
Currated by Kiki Mazzucchelli of Sáo Paulo, this section will focus on the idea of performative art and it’s impact on the contemporary art world.
The Modern Art section will be curated by 3 curators, all from Mexico City: Alejandra Yturbe of (GAM), Moriana Pérez Amor (also of GAM), and Enrique Guerrero (Galerí Enrique Guerrero). Comprised of various genres by artists from around the world, this section will focus on art from the 20th century.