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10 Must-See Shows from Mexico City Art Week 2024

While ZsONA MACO may be over, these must-see exhibitions in Mexico City are still on view. Don’t miss our favorites from Mexico City Art Week, including shows at new spaces like Olivia Foundation and Maison Celeste.

Natalie Stoclet

12 February 2024

The spectacle that is Mexico City Art Week has officially ended, leaving the art world to nurse its hangover of exhibits, shows, and buzzy openings. This year, the fair turned the metropolis into a canvas, proving once again that when it comes to art, this city doesn’t just participate, it innovates. While many spectators have fled to the next fair, the city’s galleries and museums remain open for your viewing pleasure. Below, we share the 10 best things we saw during Art Week that you can still visit.

“Capítulo V: Heat” at Lago Algo

Julian Charrière

Julian Charrière, “And Beneath It All Flows Liquid Fire,” 2019, video still, copyright the artist VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany.

One of the most coveted guest lists in town, the opening party at Lago Algo brought the city’s art scene to the museum for “Capítulo V: Heat.” Large-scale posters from Artists Against The Bomb dangled above partygoers and silhouettes moved past Julian Charrière fiery video installation titled, And Beneath It All Flows Liquid Fire (2019). Visit the show before July 2024.

“Fantasmas” at Diego Rivera’s Museo Anahuacalli

Wyatt Khan

Wyatt Khan’s “Fantasmas “at Anahuacalli, photo by Alejandro Ramirez Orozco.

Tucked away in the southern outskirts of the city, stepping into the dimly-lit hallways of Diego Rivera’s Museo Anahuacalli is a spiritual experience. This year’s “Fantasmas” exhibit by Wyatt Kahn presents a series of more than 20 sculptures and paintings across 23 rooms, a contrasting yet seamless fit with Rivera’s Mesoamerican architecture. Check it out until May 19, 2024.

MASA Galeria Joins Forces with Luhring Augustine

MASA

Installation view, photo by Alejandro Ramirez Orozco, courtesy of MASA.

MASA Galeria’s collaboration with Luhring Augustine drew the trendy set to San Miguel Chapultepec for a showcase between artists and designers across generations and genres. The clear favorite amongst crowds was a stacked paper sculpture by Brian Thoreen. The show is on view until March 23, 2024.

Eduardo Sarabia’s “Four Minutes of Darkness” at OMR

Eduardo Sarabia OMR

Eduardo Sarabia, “Four minutes of darkness,” 2023, hand made Stained glass, 118 1/8 x 118 1/8 x 1/4 inches, courtesy of the artist and OMR.


Immersive and whimsical, Eduardo Sarabia’s Four Minutes of Darkness at OMR is an invitation to step into the artist’s world. Enveloping the entire space, the garden-like installation features over 30 new works, each characteristic of Sarabia’s fascination with ancient and mystical knowledge. Sarabia’s show is on view until March 26, 2024.

“Reflejos Ocultos” at the Newly Opened Maison Celeste

Maison Celeste

Maison Celeste.

A newcomer on the Mexico City scene, the hotel-meets-gallery Maison Celeste debuted at Art Week with “Reflejos Ocultos,” an exhibit of eclectic works that perfectly complemented their Colonial-meet-kitsch design. Curated by José Esperon and José Bañuelos, a few standouts were sculptures by David Troice and photographs by Edoardo Cozzani.

Eleonore Koch at Travesía Cuatro

The Eleonore Koch show at Travesía Cuatro is both subtle and elegant. An exercise in restraint, Koch’s paintings and drawings are an homage to the beauty of everyday life. The German-born Brazilian artist’s quiet, graceful technique is a welcome moment of respite within the bustling city. “Casi Concreto” is on view until March 23, 2024.

Amoako Boafo at Mariane Ibrahim

Amoako Boafo Mariane Ibrahim

Amoako Boafo, “The One That Got Away,” 2024. Photo by Ramiro Chaves. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim.

Opulent. Grand. Bright. The Amoako Boafo exhibit at Mariane Ibrahim is an artful celebration. Framed by gold strokes on the wall’s original detailing, each of Boafo’s portraits depicts a friend, collaborator, or someone connected to the artist. Titled “The one that got away,” the exhibit is on view until May 4, 2024.

“Between Us” Inaugurates Olivia Foundation

Olivia Foundation

Courtesy of Olivia Foundation.

The new space, Olivia Foundation in Roma Norte, designed by none other than Alberto Kalach, was a place to see and be seen this Art Week. For the Foundation’s inaugural exhibition, they called upon Diana Nawi to curate“Between Us,” a show that focuses on female abstraction and draws from the collection of Jana and Guillermo González. Stop by until September 8, 2024.

“We Are Water” at Museo de Historia Natural

MAIA Contemporary

Ricky Lee Gordon and Rodrigo Morán at MAIA Contemporary x Museo de Historia Natural.

An immersive multimedia installation from MAIA Contemporary and Museo de Historia Natural,“We Are Water,” is the vision of South African artist Ricky Lee Gordon and Spanish artist Rodrigo Morán. Centered in the ocean room of Museo de Historia Natural, the show draws inspiration from our inherent connection with water, flowing in between painting, sound and video.

Yoab Vera at Casa Gilardi

Yoab Vera

Yoab Vera, “Horizontes Temporales, Reloj (Bolero),” 2024 at Casa Gilardi.

An artwork in and of itself, Luis Barragán’s Casa Gilardi is playing host to the artistic creations of the nomadic Mexican artist Yoab Vera, born in Coyoacán in 1985. Presented by SAENGER GALERÍA, the works interpret a series of colorful horizons that play with Barragan’s signature palette. On view until February 24, 2024.

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