Material Art Fair

Mexico City | 8-11 FEB | Booth A02

 
 

10 YEARS OF FERIA MATERIAL

 

We wish you a very happy new year and we can’t wait to see you next month at the 10th edition of Feria Material. We have a feeling this is going to be Mexico City’s best Art Week ever.

  • Feria Material returns to Expo Reforma from February 8th through 11th. As a member of our Invited community, we look forward to welcoming you during the fair’s exclusive preview on Thursday, February 8th.
     
  • If you’re joining us from elsewhere, we highly recommend you arrive early. We’ve got an action-packed week prepared for you beginning with Material Monday on February 5th.
In the meantime, we’d like to share highlights from our upcoming program. You’re going to love it!
 
 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Photo: Courtesy of Lodos.

We kick off the 2024 Art Week with our favorite tradition: Material Monday. We invite you to enjoy a traffic-free tour of Mexico City’s art scene, thanks to Mexico’s Constitution Day holiday.

  • We’ll begin with a visit to the historic Nancarrow O’Gorman house for a pop-up exhibition organized by PEANA, as part of their acclaimed “Off-Site” program. 
     
  • From 4 to 8pm, you can tour the openings at our participating local galleries: General Expenses, LLANO, Lodos, Pequod Co., Deli Gallery, Saenger Galería, PEANA, Mascota, Salón Silicón, Campeche, Galería Enrique Guerrero, as well as a pop-exhibition at Luis Barragán’s Casa Gilardi, organized by Saenger Galería. 
     
  • Finally, we’ll be celebrating till late at Unión Veri Bari, a social club created by the artist Victor Costales and our favorite nighttime spot in Mexico City. 

Photo: Courtesy of Carlos Amorales and kurimanzutto.

On Wednesday, we’ll present Fragmented States by Carlos Amorales for the very first time in Mexico, as part of our Listening Material program.

  • A declaration of the unifying power of art and human communion, this hugely ambitious work features the participation of 24 singers, 24 percussionists, a troupe of dancers and a mezzo soprano, as well as costumes designed by Carlos Amorales.
     
  • The performance will take place at the iconic Polyforum Siqueiros, designed by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the 1960s and home to the largest mural work in the world, La Marcha de la Humanidad.

Image: Alpha by Anthony Discenza, courtesy of the artist.

On Friday evening, join us at the Tamayo Museum’s auditorium for the first part of our program, Machine Yearning, organized in collaboration with KADIST and the University of Monterrey.

  • The program explores the impact of artificial intelligence on artistic production and will include video screenings by artists Sofia Crespo, Juan Obando, Mat Dryhurst & Holly Herndon, Nouf Aljowaysir, Ana Min Wein, Camilo Echeverri, Patricia Dominguez, Josefina Buschmann, and John Menick.
     
  • Friday’s keynote speaker will be Manuel DeLanda, the Mexican-American writer, artist, and philosopher known for his influential books like War in the Age of Intelligent Machines and A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History and, most recently, Materialist Phenomenology: A Philosophy of Perception (Theory in the New Humanities).
     
  • The Machine Yearning program will continue during the weekend at Feria Material’s new forum space, which is free and open to the public. We’ll be releasing the full schedule of events in the coming weeks.

Photo: Untitled (Holding Horizon) by Alex Baczy┼äski-Jenkins, courtesy of the artist.

On Saturday, we’ve got even more in store for you. Join us for a very special performance and a party worthy of our 10th anniversary. 

  • We’ll present the Latin American debut of Untitled (Holding Horizon) by Berlin-based artist, Alex Baczy┼äski-Jenkins. This emotionally charged, durational performance work is presented as part of our performance program, IMMATERIAL, curated by Michelangelo Miccolis.
     
  • Directly following the performance will be Material’s 10th Anniversary Party, in collaboration with Mexico City underground music collective, EXT. It’ll be a night overflowing with energy, incredible DJs, delicious drinks, a non-stop dance floor, and lots of love.

We thank all the gallerists, artists, collectors, curators, art professionals and art enthusiasts from all over the world who have made it possible to get here.

We can’t wait to celebrate 10 years of Material with you.

SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!

Feria Material, Vol. 10

Thursday, Feb. 8th – Sunday, Feb. 11th, 2024

Expo Reforma
Av. Morelos 67, Juárez
Ciudad de México, México (MAP)

To see our full list of 73 exhibitors, our recommended hotels, or further information regarding accessibility, please visit our website.

PRESENTING OUR EXHIBITORS

Our 10th anniversary lineup includes 73 exhibitors from 18 countries and 36 cities, featuring many familiar faces and a number of notable newcomers. 

  • 40% hail from Mexico and Latin America; 29% from the United States and Canada; 26% from Europe and the UK; and 5% from the Asia Pacific region.
     
  • Thanks to our Selection Committee for their fantastic work: Chris Sharp of Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles; Francisco Cordero-Oceguera of Lodos, Mexico City; and Beatriz López of Instituto de Visión, New York – Bogota.

GALERÍAS

  • 4649, Tokyo
  • 80m2 Livia Benavides, Lima
  • Abattoir, Cleveland
  • bbberlin
  • Belmonte, Madrid
  • Berthold Pott, Cologne
  • Bibeau Krueger, New York
  • Borgenheim Rosenhoff, Oslo
  • Campeche, Mexico City
  • Charim Galerie, Vienna
  • Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
  • CHÉRPIRI, Cherán
  • Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Crisis, Lima
  • Deli Gallery, New York — Mexico City
  • DES BAINS, London
  • DS GALERIE, Paris
  • El Kilometro, San Juan
  • EMBAJADA, San Juan
  • Emilia Galatis Projects, South Fremantle
  • Galería MUY, San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Et al., San Francisco
  • GALERÍA ENRIQUE GUERRERO, Mexico City — Todos Santos
  • Galería Mascota, Mexico City
  • Galería Nora Fisch, Buenos Aires
  • Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise, Paris
  • Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris
  • Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
  • Galleria Macca, Cagliari
  • General Expenses, Mexico City
  • Instituto de Visión, Bogota — New York
  • Keijsers Koning, Dallas
  • La Loma Projects, Los Angeles
  • LLANO, Mexico City
  • Lodos, Mexico City
  • Longtermhandstand, Budapest
  • Louis Reed, New York
  • Management, New York
  • MICKEY, Chicago
  • Murmurs, Los Angeles
  • NOME, Berlin
  • NOON Projects, Los Angeles
  • Pangée, Montreal
  • Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca
  • PASTO, Buenos Aires
  • PEANA, Mexico City — Monterrey
  • Pequod Co., Mexico City
  • PROXYCO, New York
  • Residency Art Gallery, Inglewood
  • Revolver Galería, Buenos Aires — New York — Lima
  • RIBOT, Milan
  • SAENGER GALERÍA, Mexico City
  • Salón Silicón, Mexico City
  • SISSI club, Marseille
  • SKETCH, Bogota
  • South Parade, London
  • SUPRAINFINIT, Bucharest
  • Swivel Gallery, Brooklyn
  • TAP Art Space, Montreal
  • The RYDER Projects, Madrid
  • Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York
  • Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
  • Ulterior Gallery, New York
  • Vigil Gonzales, Cusco — Santo Domingo — Buenos Aires
  • Zeller van Almsick, Vienna

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Beverly's, New York
  • Cerámica Suro, Guadalajara

PROYECTOS

Proyectos is a two-year program, created to support future generations of contemporary art organizations in Mexico. Each of the selected organizations receives free exhibition space at our fairs in Mexico City and Guadalajara, a dedicated mentor, and a series of professional workshops. 

  • Our 2023–2025 cohort highlights organizations from cities that often go underrepresented in the contemporary art scene, lacking the visibility and infrastructure available in major hubs like Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey.
     
  • Each project has been paired with a mentor from the 2023–25 advisory committee: Víctor Palacios, Chief Curator at Museo Cabañas; Haydeé Rovirosa, Researcher and Art Historian; Daril Fortis, Curator; Laura Orozco, Director of ESPAC; Doreen Ríos, Curator; and Andrea Bustillos, Curatorial Director of Ayarkut.
     
  • We'd like to give special thanks to Material’s Main Partner, Del Castillo y Castro Abogados, for their generous support and to Lorena Peña Brito for coordinating the program.
 
Aberrante, Morelia
Mentor: Víctor Palacios

Co-directed by José Luis Arroyo-Robles and marco lópez valenzuela in Morelia, Michoacán, Aberrante was established in response to the scarcity of spaces for contemporary art in the city. Aimed at breaking away from the normative constraints at the center, Aberrante works from both a conceptual and physical periphery. Their exhibition program, titled "Atlas Semper Construens," showcases contemporary artistic practices through physical and virtual exhibitions, encounters, and discussions. Additionally, they run educational programs called "Laboratorios" aimed at professionalizing the art sector in the Central–Western region of Mexico.
 
 
Azul Arena, Ciudad Juárez
Mentor: Daril Fortis

Azul Arena was founded in late 2018 with a magazine focusing on the artistic and cultural practices of the border region between Ciudad Juárez, MX, and El Paso, USA. It has collaborated with the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and managed exhibitions in various international platforms. In 2023, backed by a Mellon Foundation grant, Azul Arena opened a gallery in Ciudad Juárez, focusing its efforts on various artistic and cultural initiatives.
 
Planta Libre, Mexicali
Mentor: Haydeé Rovirosa

Located in Mexicali’s city center, Planta Libre has served an important role for the artistic community since its opening in 2015, aiming to engage diverse audiences and address salient issues affecting their city and region. Directed by founder Minoru Kiyota and co-curated by Mayté Miranda and Rosela del Bosque, the space has an expansive vision to showcase and connect regional artistic talent and to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. 
 
 
Proyecto E.M.E, Cuernavaca
Mentor: Doreen Ríos

Founded in 2021, Proyecto E.M.E operates primarily through its Instagram platform, curating weekly showcases and supplementing these digital efforts with in-person exhibitions and events. This complementary approach allows for a rich cross-pollination of opportunities and exposure for artists, emphasizing the project's core mission to provide more inclusive and accessible spaces for emerging talent.
 
 

Photo: Josemar González

Sala de Espera, Tijuana
Mentor: Laura Orozco

Also known as SDE, Sala de Espera is an independent, self-directed space in Tijuana, focusing on contemporary art and cultural practices. Founded in May 2021 and located in a former hospital built in the 1950s, the space aims to function as a hybrid platform, serving as both an exhibition space and a hub for dialogues among artists and cultural agents.
 
 
Yutindudi, Oaxaca
Mentor: Andrea Bustillos

Yutindudi is an organization that views curatorial practice and research as an artistic endeavor, encouraging experiments in art, music, sound, dance, culture, and thought. At the center of the project is a studio in the Sierra Mixteca in southeastern Mexico, where the group finds itself in a slow symbiosis with the surrounding context. Since 2021, they’ve organized exhibitions, bonfires, walks, outdoor meals, and concerts around the space.