Art, Culture, Design, México
Text by Anfisa Vrubel
Co-Curated by Sarah Len




PEANA organizes its third off-site exhibition, this time at Casa/Estudio Nancarrow, a modernist home designed by Juan O’Gorman in 1950 for his friend, the avant garde composer Conlon Nancarrow. Titled A Stubborn Man and a Hermit Walk into a Bar, the exhibition brings together works by twenty-four artists whose pieces engage with the aesthetic and theoretical principles behind the iconic house. Casa/Estudio Nancarrow is emblematic of a distinctly Mexican modernism rooted in organic forms and pre-Hispanic elements, championed by O’Gorman throughout his illustrious career.

On view from February 6th to March 3rd, 2024

Casa/Estudio Nancarrow
Calz. de las Águilas 46
Los Alpes, Álvaro Obregón
Ciudad de México

Photography by Fabian Martínez. Images courtesy of PEANA.

MASA + Luhring Augustine

MASA, the formerly nomadic gallery dedicated to exhibiting works on the vanguard of art and design, inaugurates the third show at its permanent location in a sprawling former 19th century country home in Colonia San Miguel de Chapultepec. Teaming up with New York-based gallery Luhring Augustine, the exhibition features eight artists represented by Luhring Augustine (Sarah Crowner, Christina Forrer, Mark Handforth, Ragnar Kjartansson, Richard Rezac, Mohammed Sami, Salman Toor, and Rachel Whiteread) in conversation with six designers represented by MASA (Héctor Esrawe, Adeline de Monseignat, Panorammma, Ewe Studio, Brian Thoreen, and Héctor Zamora).

On view from February 6th to March 23rd, 2024

MASA Galería
Joaquín A. Pérez 6
San Miguel Chapultepec,
Ciudad de México 

MASA Galería, Photography by Pia Riverola
Velo y Alquimia: Early Works by Daniel Lezama

Galería Hilario Galguera 

Throughout his long-spanning career, artist Daniel Lezama honed a distinct, darkly surrealist aesthetic that remixes ancient mythologies with futuristic, often dystopian themes and narratives. What emerges are mesmerizing figurative paintings, grand hybridized narratives of an implacable kind. In his solo show Velo y Alquimia: Early Works at Galeria Hilario Galguera, a trio of large-scale allegorical paintings occupy the entirety of a wall in a dimly-lit room, while another series of uncanny, almost carnivalesque nudes round out this survey of the artist’s earlier works. 

On view from February 6th to March 16th, 2024

Galería Hilario Galguera
Francisco Pimentel 3
Colonia San Rafael
Ciudad de México

Museo Diego Rivera – Anahuacalli

Museo Anahuacalli 

For Mexico City’s Art Week 2024, the museum’s cavernous rooms and labyrinthine halls become the setting of Wyatt Kahn’s exhibition Ghosts, which assembles twenty sculptural paintings by the artist. Moving between painting and sculpture, the abstract and the figurative, the works assembled are placed in conversation with the museum’s permanent collection of Mesoamerican art.  A modern interpretation of a pre-Hispanic temple, Museo Anahuacalli was designed by the titan of Mexican art and muralism, Diego Rivera, in conjunction with the architect Juan O’Gorman. Rising out of the surrounding volcanic landscape of the pedregales, the Anahuacalli was built using local volcanic stone and is home to 2,000 pieces of Rivera’s personal collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts, which numbers over 50,000 pieces in total. 

On view from February 6th to May 19th, 2024 

Museo Anahuacalli
Museo 150
San Pablo Tepetlapa, Coyoacán
Ciudad de México 

JO-HS - Emil Sands - A diptych of lonely men, 2023


JO-HS presents Encounters, a solo show by the British painter Emil Sands. Evoking the dreamlike nostalgia and eroticism of a languorous summer day, the nine paintings and numerous works on paper on view were made during Sands’ time in residency at JO-HS in 2023. Tucked away on a quiet side street in the heart of Mexico City’s San Miguel Chapultepec neighborhood, the two-story modernist building that houses the gallery was designed by the Mexican architect Carlos Herrera in 1981, serving as his studio for several decades. In 2021, the space was renovated and converted into an art gallery by Elisabeth Johs, who envisioned a new type of cultural space that is a hybrid between gallery, studio space, and artist residency.

On view from February 9th, 2024 

Gobernador José Guadalupe Covarrubias 46
San Miguel Chapultepec
Ciudad de México


Kurimanzutto, one of the city’s stalwart contemporary art galleries, inaugurates a solo show by Gabriel Orozco. The show is an ambitious cross-section of the artist’s works across a wide range of media. Drawings in gouache, tempera, ink, and graphite from his series Diario de Plantas are presented alongside carved stone sculptures made from local materials such as red volcanic tezontle and white marble. A series of more recent paintings juxtapose Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man with Coatlicue, the Aztec goddess of life and death. Expansive in scope, the works are a synthesis of the artist’s ongoing inquiries into pictorial metaphors and investigations of geometric forms. 

On view from February 10th to March 23rd, 2024

Gobernador Rafael Rebollar 94
San Miguel Chapultepec
Ciudad de México

Kurimanzutto – Gabriel Orozco
Left Photography by Alejandro Orozco. Right Photography by Sean Davidson. Materia Studio, Jorge Yázpik and Known Work


MATERIA – the Mexico City-based design magazine and creative agency – presents Sculpted, an exhibition bringing together the works of Jorge Yázpik, one of the most celebrated contemporary Mexican artists, and New York-based design studio Known Work. For this exhibition, Yázpik created a series of twenty six monumental carved columns in native wood and volcanic stone, standing at a height of three to four meters. The sculptures are exhibited alongside sculptural furnishings from Known Work’s first collection, a pairing that underscores the porous boundaries between art and design. 

On view from February 7th to February 11th, 2024; and by appointment from February 12th to February 26th, 2024. 

Materia Studio
Serapio Rendon 8
San Rafael
Ciudad de México

OMR – Eduardo Sarabia


Four Minutes of Darkness, Eduardo Sarabia’s first solo show at OMR Gallery, brings together over thirty new works by the artist, including sculptures, ceramics, and paintings. Inspired by a fascination with ancestral, alchemical, and mystical knowledge, Sarabia works are full of double meanings and hidden references. Sarabia transforms the first floor of the gallery with an addition of a ‘chapel,’ its archways and inner fountain evoking the architectural elements of an hacienda. The show is the second in a trilogy of exhibitions dedicated to the total eclipse of the sun, which will occur on April 8th, 2024, lasting for four minutes. The series will conclude with a show in Museo de Arte de Mazatlán, Sinaloa on that date. 

On view from February 6th, 2024 to March 26th, 2024


Cordoba 100
Roma Norte
Ciudad de México

Salón Acme

Salón ACME

An art salon in the most contemporary sense, Salón Acme returns for its eleventh year with exhibitions, talks and panels, a separate room for books and independent publications, and musical programming (with a much anticipated takeover by El Micky on Friday, February 9th). Set in a former colonial mansion in Juárez – comprising small rooms connected by secret passages and stairways, spread across multiple floors overlooking an inner courtyard – Salón Acme is a dizzyingly immersive art experience, perhaps one of the most emblematic of the city’s dynamic art scene. Alongside invited galleries such as Proyecto H, Adhesivo Contemporary, and Colector, Salón ACME will feature special guests from a series of international institutions such as the Reina Sofía Museum, the Pompidou Center, the Palais de Tokyo, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux and La Becque Résidences, among others. 

On view from February 8th to February 11th, 2024

Proyectos Públicos
General Prim 30
Colonia Juárez
Ciudad de México 

Feria Material 

Back for its tenth year, Feria Material is one of the biggest satellite art fairs taking place during Art Week, running concurrently to the main fair, Zona Maco, now in its twentieth year. Occupying two floors of Expo Reforma – a stone’s throw from the Plaza de la Republica – the fair highlights young, emerging, decidedly experimental art and galleries. Playful, irreverent, and backed by a strong curatorial sensibility, Feria Material has evolved into an integral part of Art Week. Expect booths by galleries such as Galeria Mascota, PEANA, PROXYCO, Salon Silicon, Swivel Gallery, among many others.

On view from February 8th to February 11th, 2024

Expo Reforma
Morelos 67
Colonia Juárez
Ciudad de México

Feria Material
Sabino, Fundación Casa Wabi Mexico City

Fundación Casa Wabi

With architecturally remarkable locations in Oaxaca, Mexico City, and Tokyo, Casa Wabi – founded by the artist Bosco Sodi – is a multidisciplinary art center and platform dedicated to fostering ideas between artists and the local communities. For Art Week 2024, the Mexico City location inaugurates exhibitions by Adeline de Monseignat and Adrián Bará. Moseignat’s exhibit, titled Uketamo, takes its name from the Japanese philosophy originating from the Yamagata region, which explores acceptance as a way to live in harmony. Each of the stone craters built on the terrace of the space represents the months of Monseignat’s pregnancy and her own physical and mental evolution. Inspired by Albert Camus’s ‘The Myth of Sisyphus,’ Bará’s exhibition El Heroe Asburdo merges sculpture, installation, and painting into an exploration of existential futility. 

On view from February 5th, 2024

Casa Wabi Sabino
Sabino 336
Ciudad de México

Chic By Accident 

Located in a stunning townhouse in Roma Norte, the design gallery Chic by Accident is a cabinet of curiosities, known for showcasing one-of-a-kind design gems from local and international talent. For Art Week, Chic by Accident is organizing an exhibit dedicated to two indigenous peoples of Mexico – the Nahua and Huichol tribes. ‘IN BLOOM: The Expressive Force of the Nahua and Huichol Visual Language’ will feature works that convey ancient Nahuatl and Huichol mysticism, which entirely permeates the cultural artifacts of these nations.  Guest curated by Emil Azmy Morgan, the show will present a series of artworks shown to the public for the first time in over fifty years. 

On view from February 5th to February 13th, 2024

Chic by Accident Gallery
Orizaba 28
Roma Norte, CDMX

Chic By Accident

Studio 84

Studio 84 opens the doors of the private home of Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, incorporating three collections of hand-knotted rugs from cc-tapis and design pieces from Nilufar. One of the most prolific 20th-century Mexican architects, Pedro Ramírez Vásquez is celebrated for his modernist style and significant contributions to the country’s urban landscape. He designed numerous commercial, residential, and public buildings, such as the Azteca Stadium, the National Museum of Anthropology, and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

On view from February 6th to February 11th, 2024, by appointment only.

Casa Pedro Ramírez Vázquez
Granizo 145
Jardines del Pedregal
Ciudad de México 

Studio 84, Photography by Guido Taroni