· More than 900 artists and 80
galleries of 19 countries together in the most important Art
Fair in Mexico and Latin America.
Adriano Pedrosa will present ZONAMACO® SUR, featuring solo
projects from 15 Latin American artists.
· During the Fair, there will be a
grand number of activities as openings, expositions and
private events that will make of Mexico City a unique
attraction center for tourism and arts.
The final countdown has begun for the opening of
ZONAMACO® MÉXICO ARTE
CONTEMPORÁNEO that takes place on April
22nd-26th, 2009 at Centro Banamex, Hall D.
This year the Art Fair will count with 80 galleries
of 19 countries (Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, England and
Mexico among others). Those galleries were chosen from a
meticulous selection process made by the Selection Committee
who evaluates the galleries for their artists and
The galleries that form the Committee are:
Nara Roesler from Brazil; Krinzinger
Gallerie from Austria; Travesía
Cuatro from Spain; Massimo de Carlo
from Italy; De la Barra Gallery from England
and OMR from México.
the fair will feature the special project ZONAMACO® SUR, led by art
curator Adriano Pedrosa, which will present
solo shows of the most important avant-garde artists in Latin
America with the purpose of supporting artwork of talented
The Fair will be open on April
22nd at 17:00 hrs. From the beginning the visitors could get
involved in the art world which will give them the opportunity
to get in touch with different disciplines of contemporary art
as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and video among
others. With all this, we can reach the main objective of the
"Our goal in this Fair is
to receive over 25,000 visitors: therefore, we want to invite
you to be attentive to the various projects we will be
carrying out in order to promote and diffuse
and the activities we will carry out within this fair",
García pointed out.
During the Fair a whole program of activities will take
place including award ceremonies as "Perrier en ZONAMACO®, Artista Emergente
Chilango en ZONAMACO®, ZONAMACO® se viste en Pepe Jeans
London y el Premio Tequila Centenario en ZONAMACO® ", all with the
purpose of increasing the production, distribution and
commercialization of contemporary art.
The Fair is also collaborating with "Aprendiendo a
través del arte", which is a program that developed abilities
in children based in the meaning of "Peace and Love". This
program has the objective of promoting values of nonviolence
and equality through a number of workshops.
The workshops will be given by very prestigious plastic
artists as Jorge Galavuz, Manuel Reyes ,Cecilia Mancera y
In addition, there is a dynamic program of social and
cultural activities in different venues of Mexico City such as
visits to museums and private collections and exclusive
dinners, events and parties that will give a chance to
surprise and delight our guests.
On April 22, ZONAMACO® will host Perrier's
award ceremony "...we invited all the plastic artists to
create an art work that reflects elegance, presumptions and
forefront, using the communication elements of the
brand"...pointed Frederic Puertas, Marketing Manager of
Perrier. For this contest there will be five finalists who
will exhibit their work in the Perrier stand. There will be
two winners. The first place wins $5,000 USD and the second
place $2,500 USD.
By the evening of April 23, Chilango magazine invites the
people to admire the intervention "Banality by Repetition" by
Rubén Gutiérrez on the building of Hotel Habita. This project
uses drawings, in situ intervention and a short film to
simulate events that happen in a private context, turning the
Hotel in "Hotel Paraíso".
The winner of the contest "Tequila Centenario in
ZONAMACO® " will
be announced on Friday 24TH. In its third edition, the winner
will receive $10,000 USD besides the acquisition of the
With the whole program of activities, contests
and the exhibitions, ZONAMACO® consolidates as the
most important art fair in Latin America, were more than 19
countries visit Mexico giving the opportunity to know more
than 900 artworks of the most important worldwide