Mexico City “Art February 2023” is wall-to-wall art. Some of it spills into the streets and Mexico City’s plazas and parks. Art gets mulled over, traded, discussed and disseminated. It’s an action-packed month-long of the visual, the conceptual, and the up-and-coming.
Below is information on the main events in the city. But savvy visitors know too: every gallery and art space has something new going up. Many are events just for a week. Many others will hang for the month or longer. Painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textiles, furniture, installations, photography, and though-provoking performance; wherever your chief interest lies, all of it is happening below.
Capital Bus offers a steep discount for guests to any of the Art Fairs listed below. Just present your ticket from any of the fairs and pay the Childs Fare, just mx$130, no matter your age. That price gets you anywhere on the three Capital Bus routes covering Mexico City. The offer is valid just for the week of the Art Fairs.
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BADA 2023 is the Direct-from-the-artists fair in Campo Marte. Eschewing curators and galleries, it’s a unique chance to meet and talk to emerging and established artists. Sales are direct, and fair-goers can speak directly with the artists.
BADA began in Buenos Aires in 2009. The first Mexico exhibition and fair was held in 2020. But 2023 marks the fair’s first opening during Art Week. Art lovers get closer to the actual creators, meeting them first-hand to talk about the work. “Nobody talks about the work better than the artist,” is one of the Fair’s mottos.
This year’s Fair includes some 100 artists. Disciplines represented include painting, drawing, engraving, photography, textiles, sculpture, artistic jewelry, and tattoo art.
Zona Maco 2023 put Mexico City Art February on the map. This year’s edition includes better than 210 exhibitors from 26 countries. Today, it’s so big, it’s actually divided in four giant areas.
49 percent of 2023 exhibitions are of international artists’ works from galleries in Australia, Austria, Germany, Canada, China, Denmark, Spain, United States, France, Israel, Italy, United Kingdom, Romania, Turkey and across Latin America.
Where: Centro Citibanamex, Av. Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo, Hipódromo de las Américas
When: February 8 to 12, 2023, starting at 11 a.m.
Feria Material, Vol. 9 is the “Material Arts Fair.” It began in 2013 and has grown into one of the most successful independent art events in Latin America. The fair celebrates Mexican and international contemporary art with a compact, concentrated focus on smaller dealers, galleries, and projects. This ninth edition will feature 67 galleries, non-profit projects, and independent spaces from 30 cities in 15 different countries.
Where: Expo Reforma, Morelos 67 Col. Juárez, Del. Cuauhtémoc.
When: February 10 to 12, 2023, doors open at 11 a.m.
Cost at the door: mx$250
Salón ACME began as a strong art platform created by artists for artists and in response to past Mexico City February Art events. The goal is to provide visibility, impulse, and exposure to creators whose work gets produced in Mexico and abroad. Events include Mexican and international galleries. Invited guests create specific projects with in the available spaces. Many events continue into the evening and nighttime hours.
Where: Proyecto Público Prim, 32 Gral. Prim St., Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, CDMX
When: February 9 through 12
Cost at the door: to be announced