My Art Guide Mexico City is a paper guide and digital issue dedicated to Zona Maco and the art week in Mexico City, available online and on iOS app.
This edition has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Carlos Amorales (Artist), Juan Gaitán (Director of Museo Tamayo), and Mauricio Galguera (Director of Galería Hilario Galguera and co-director of El Cuarto de máquinas).
The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.
Carlos Amorales (b. Mexico City) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the limits of language and translation systems to venture into the field of cultural experimentation. He uses graphic production as a tool to develop linguistic structures and alternative working models that allow new forms of interpretation and foster collectivity. In his projects, Amorales examines identity construction processes, proposes a constant re signification of forms present in his work, and provokes a clash between art and pop culture. He represented the Mexican Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.
Juan Gaitán is director of Museo Tamayo since 2015 and currently based in Mexico City and Berlin.
Mauricio Galguera (b. Mexico City) is director of Hilario Galguera gallery since 2013 and co-founder and co-director of El cuarto de máquinas.
Founded in 2006, Hilario Galguera Gallery is hosted in an early 20th Century manor from the times of Porfirio Díaz in one of Mexico City’s oldest neighbourhoods, San Rafael. From 2008 to 2011 the gallery opened a space in Leipzig, Germany, in a 19th Century yarn factory, thus becoming the first Mexican gallery with a space in Europe. Since 2012 it keeps an office in Berlin.
El cuarto de máquinas is a space for experimentation through art projects. Since 2015 it has focused on the production and promotion of exhibitions of young or emerging artists, experimental projects and the development of a program of curated samples.
- Carlos Amorales, Artist's Portrait
- Juan A. Gaitán, Director of Museo Tamayo
- Mauricio Galguera, Director of Hilario Galguera Gallery