Dates: Sept. 20-23, 2018
contact: Ricardo Porrero, Director
This year marks the sixth anniversary of Gallery Weekend Ciudad de México, a weekend in which the gallerists of the city (and the country) join in their interest to reinforce the gallery as a space not only for art selling, but also for exhibiting, exchanging and dialoguing. Year after year, the Gallery Weekend CDMX program places art on the country’s agenda for a week, giving visibility to the city’s solid network of galleries and promoting the colleting of art among the inhabitants of the country. Since its foundation in 2013, GWCDMX has established itself as a platform that allows galleries to showcase their program, reinforce their identity and strengthen the links with the public and the city.
During September the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd, Gallery Weekend CDMX will offer visitors a rich art experience, with exhibitions in 40 galleries and independent spaces specially prepared for the occasion.
In this sixth edition, the Lomas, Polanco, San Miguel Chapultepec, Condesa, Roma, Juárez, San Rafael, Santa María la Ribera and San Ángel areas will unite 31 galleries and four non-profit spaces of Mexico City —some for the first time, as is the case for the Flux//Zone, Isabelle Serrano, Proyecto H and Aguirre galleries—, as well as Guadalajara’s Páramo and Cholula’s Galería Mercado Negro (also participating for the first time) in a pop-up format. The pop-up program also includes the Galerie Allen of Paris and Galerie Nordenhake of Berlin, in the first participation of a foreign gallery in the event; and Fundación Telefónica’s A + T Salón de arte y tecnología. The high number of participating galleries —a record in the project‘s history— is a sign of the dynamism of Mexico City’s scene and Gallery Weekend Ciudad de México’s growing influence on the national and international art circuit. The selected artists, on the other hand, are both national and international, and included in the program are both newly discovered talents and influential figures in twentieth-century art.