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Mexico City: Zsonamaco Art Week

February 5, 2020 - February 9, 2020



ZSONAMACO will show more than 200 galleries and exhibitors from 26 countries of the Americas, Europe, and Asia in its next edition, which will also gather its four fairs under one roof for the first time.

 7 galleries from United Kingdom will participate in ZSONAMACO MÉXICO ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO, and British artists as well.

ZSONAMACO is the leading art fair in Latin America established, in 2002, by Zélika Garcia, who later also created ZSONAMACO DISEÑO (2011), ZSONAMACO SALÓN (2014) and ZSONAMACO FOTO (2015), with the goal of covering and strengthening the design, antique and photography sectors in Mexico.

In the 2020 edition, the four ZSONAMACO fairs will simultaneously and independently, enriching the experience for visitors and collectors, enhancing national and international focus in Mexico City.

ZSONAMACO will show more than 200 galleries and exhibitors from 26 countries of the Americas, Europe, and Asia in its next edition, which will also gather its four fairs under one roof for the first time.

United Kingdom will be present in ZSONAMACO Art Week. The galleries participating in ZSONAMACO MÉXICO ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO, representing British and international artists are: Anima Mundi | St. Ives, Cornwall | Sección Nuevas Propuestas Arusha Gallery | Edimburgo | Sección FORO JD Malat | Londres | Sección FORO Lisson Gallery | Londres | Sección General Maximillian William | Londres | Sección FORO Pace Gallery | Londres | Sección General Ronchini Gallery | Londres | Sección General

ZSONAMACO will be also presenting artworks by British artists, represented by different galleries all over the world: Aimee Parrott | Arusha Gallery, Reino Unido Antony Gormley | Sean Kelly, Estados Unidos/Taiwán Arthur Lanyon | Anima Mundi, Reino Unido Charlie Billingham | Travesía Cuatro, México/España Christopher Le Brun | Lisson Gallery, Inglaterra/Estados Unidos/China Damien Hirst | Galería Hilario Galguera, México Garth Evans | Galería Tiro al Blanco, México Idris Khan | Sean Kelly, Estados Unidos/Taiwán James Nares | Paul Kasmin, Estados Unidos James Rielly | Galería Estéreo, México Jason Martin | Lisson Gallery, Inglaterra/Estados Unidos/China Jessie Makinson | Galería OMR, México John Isaacs | Travesía Cuatro, México/España Joy Laville | Galería Oscar Román, México Julian Opie | Lisson Gallery, Inglaterra/Estados Unidos/China Kate McMillan | Arusha Gallery, Reino Unido Lenka Clayton | Catharine Clark Gallery, Estados Unidos Leonora Carrington | Galerías Cristóbal, México | Pablo Goebel Fine Arts, México Lina Iris Viktor | Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Estados Unidos Lucie Davis | Galería Trece sin Tres, México Melanie Smith | Proyecto Paralelo, México | Galería La Caja Negra, España Nick Veasey | Let There Be Art Gallery, México Oliver Marsden | Galería Hilario Galguera, México Paul Lee | OV Project, Bélgica Richard Long | Lisson Gallery, Inglaterra/Estados Unidos/China Ryan Gander | Lisson Gallery, Inglaterra/Estados Unidos/China Sarah Lucas | kurimanzutto, México Troika | Galería OMR, México

As in every year, ZSONAMACO will develop a broad Conference Program, bringing together internationally renowned guests that will address current and art-related topics. Amongst some of the speakers in the program are: Kenny Schachter (Artist, art critic and collector), Donna Roberts (Helsinki University), Kate Fowle (Director of MoMA PS1), Olaf Breuning (Artist), Magalí Arriola (Director of Museo Tamayo) and Zoë Ryan (Curator of the Art Institute of Chicago).

Also, ZSONAMACO 2020 will develop a nurtured program of parallel activities, with exhibitions held in the most relevant museums and galleries in the country. Further, the fair will feature a section of specialized publications, as well as ZSONAMACO Libros, the section that brings together the most relevant publishers of art and photography books in Mexico, United States and Europe.
This is how ZSONAMACO asserts itself as the largest fair platform in Mexico and Latin America, which received more than 62 thousand visitors last edition and which will gather next year several national and international exhibitors of art, design, photography, and antiques at Centro Citibanamex from February 5 to 9, 2020.

This fair presents young and mid-career proposals, historic pieces of Modern Art, and contemporary works by globally renowned artists. It will now gather world-class galleries in five sections:
MAIN SECTION Selection Committee: Ben Loveless (Nordenhake Gallery, Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico City), Inés López Quesada (Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara/Madrid), Fernando Mesta (House of Gaga, Los Angeles/Mexico City) and as new committee members join: Tina Kim (Tina Kim Gallery, New York City), Teófilo Cohen (PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City) and Juan Eyheremendy (Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo).
The largest section of the fair presents leading international galleries with top-quality pieces in different media –painting, prints and editions, sculpture, installation, video, and new media– by the most representative contemporary artists in the global scene.
NEW PROPOSALS Curator: For the second year, José Esparza Chong Cuy (Mexico, 1984), Executive Director & Chief Curator at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, will be in charge of this section.
The section will present artistic practices that, as the title suggests, aim to change frameworks. Rather than focusing on the time-based definition of “new,” this section will showcase work by artists that points towards imaginative and experimental ways of living and thinking.

ZSONAMACO SUR Curator: For the first time, Juan Canela (Spain, 1980), independent curator and critic, will be in charge of this section.
ZSONAMACO SUR 2020 aims to reflect the expanding movement of the historical narratives in art that have flourished over the last millennium. Over the past 20 years, artistic canons have been constantly reviewed and expanded to encompass practices that had been systematically overlooked by the artistic context for various reasons, such as geographical location, race or gender, and in the same way their techniques, themes or diverse alliances that detour and challenge the status quo.
This edition of ZSONAMACO SUR focuses on showcasing the work of artists who have expanded and keep expanding the action frameworks in art, bringing together historical and contemporary professionals from the global south and paying special attention to the context of the Americas.

MODERN ART Curators: ZSONAMACO welcomes Daniel Garza Usabiaga (Mexico, 1975), independent curator & theorist, and Alma Ruiz (Guatemala, 1950), Senior Fellow at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art / Claremont Graduate University & independent curator, who will be in charge of this section for the first time.
For the eighth time, this section shows historic pieces by international artists and provides an outlook on different genres, as well as emblematic pieces mainly created during the 20th century.

FORO Curator: For the first time, Anna Goetz (Switzerland, 1984), independent curator & critic, joins ZSONAMACO and will be in charge of this new section.
This new section is defined by an open structure, aiming to bring different voices in dialogue and foster new forms of collaboration between galleries to present their artists, based on thematic or formal connections, and also to allow more ambitious presentations. The architecture of the section is developed based on an open field, and at the same time for each gallery presentation individually.
The title for the 2020 edition OPEN RELATIONSHIPS broadens the idea of rethinking established dynamics in the art system towards a reconsideration of traditional mechanisms and structures in our everyday defining our way of acting and thinking.

Director: Cecilia León de la Barra (Mexico, 1975), Director of ZSONAMACO Diseño & independent curator. This fair is curated by Cecilia León de la Barra and consists of furniture, jewelry, textiles, everyday and decorative objects, as well as limited editions and historic pieces.

Selection Committee: Henrique Faria (Henrique Faria Fine Arts, New York City) and Patricia Conde (Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City).
This section presents vintage, modern, and contemporary photography with a selection of the most representative galleries worldwide, selected by an appointed committee.

ZSONAMACO SOLO Curator: For the third year, Johann Mergenthaler (Mexico, 1990), Creative Director of the publication HUUN & Creative Director of Fashion Week Mexico, will be in charge of this section.
For the third year, ZSONAMACO SOLO will present individual projects of artists represented by galleries. This section’s approach is based on the following reflection:
In the context of over-saturation of images that we consume day by day: what can be the response or situation to be proposed to pursue a different view, a selected and selective view, that is not only linked to consumption, but is also active and reflective? What can a new view be about and which are the images that can promote and represent it?

Selection Committee: Daniel Liebsohn (Daniel Liebsohn Antigüedades y Excentricidades, Mexico City), Ottavio Freggia (Safra Antigüedades, Miami/Barcelona) and Mario Uvence (Mario Uvence Antiques & Fine Arts, San Cristóbal de las Casas).
Evaluation Committee: Juan Manuel Corrales (Coordinator of the Certification Program in Cultural Management & Communication of the UDLAP Jenkins Graduate School) and Leonor Cortina (Researcher & specialist in applied arts).
This space will be dedicated to the exhibition, promotion, and sale of exclusive antiques, decorative arts, folk art, furniture, as well as other design objects and artifacts produced before 1960.



February 5, 2020
February 9, 2020
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Centro Citibanamex
Av. del Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo, Hipódromo de las Américas, Miguel Hidalgo,
Mexico City, 11200
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