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Top Picks From Material Art Fair

Discover artists that exhibited at one of Latin America’s most beloved contemporary art fairs


Founded in 2013, Material Art Fair is an exciting show dedicated to contemporary art. In prior years, the fair took place in February, during Mexico City’s art week at the same time as Zona Maco and countless smaller satellite fairs. However, this year, the fair’s 8th edition moved its date to April. It relocated to a new location trading its iconic Art Deco building in the heart of the city for a building in the historic Santa María la Ribera neighborhood, home to countless artists and vital cultural spaces. This independent art fair celebrates Mexican and international contemporary art in an incomparable context. With over 50 galleries, national and international, exhibiting, I bring you a curated list of my top picks from the hundreds of artworks shown at the fair.


 

Alejandro Garcia Contreras

(b. 1982, Mexico)

Booth: Ceramica Suro, Guadalajara, Mexico

Alejandro Garcia Contreras, "Una canción para Asuka II" (2022). Ceramic, Glass and Chain.
Alejandro Garcia Contreras, "Una canción para Asuka II" (2022). Ceramic, Glass and Chain.


Brittany Shepherd

(b. 1988, Canada)

Booth: Someday Gallery, New York, USA

Brittany Shepherd, "Entrapment" (2022). Oil on panel.
Brittany Shepherd, "Entrapment" (2022). Oil on panel.


Horacio Quiroz

(b. 1981, Mexico)

Booth: Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK

Horacio Quiroz, "Rebuilders" (2022). Painting.
Horacio Quiroz, "Rebuilders" (2022). Painting.


Renata Petersen

(b. 1993, Mexico)

Booth: Pequod, Mexico City, Mexico

Renata Petersen, Blown and fused glass.
Renata Petersen, Blown and fused glass.


Andrea Villalón

(b. 1991, Mexico)

Booth: Machete, Mexico City, Mexico

Andrea Villalón, "Not here, not now"(2022). Vitral.
Andrea Villalón, "Not here, not now"(2022). Vitral.


Anastasiia Podervianska

(b. 1978, Ukraine)

Booth: Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine, Mexico City/Guadalajara, Mexico

Anastasiia Podervianska, "Eve and the Frog" (2016). Textile, hand embroidery.
Anastasiia Podervianska, "Eve and the Frog" (2016). Textile, hand embroidery.


Aurora Pellizzi

(b. 1983, Mexico)

Booth: Instituto de Visión, Bogota, Colombia, Basel, Switzerland

Aurora Pellizzi, "Gelatinas" (2022). Hand-felted naturally dyed wool (Brazil-wood & cochineal) on industrial felt.
Aurora Pellizzi, "Gelatinas" (2022). Hand-felted naturally dyed wool (Brazil-wood & cochineal) on industrial felt.


María Conejo

( b. 1988, Mexico)

Booth: Machete, Mexico City, Mexico

María Conejo, "Conjunctio" (2022). Oil on canvas.
María Conejo, "Conjunctio" (2022). Oil on canvas.


Zhivago Duncan

(b. 1980, USA)

Booth: Colector, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

Zhivago Duncan, "Jupiter's Chemical Fingerprint of Arousal" (2022). Beeswax and dye on canvas.
Zhivago Duncan, "Jupiter's Chemical Fingerprint of Arousal" (2022). Beeswax and dye on canvas.


Paloma Contreras Lomas

(b. 1991, Mexico)

Booth: Pequod, Mexico City, Mexico

Paloma Contreras Lomas, "La vida secreta de los perros" (2018-2022). Chinese ink, pastels and oil on paper.
Paloma Contreras Lomas, "La vida secreta de los perros" (2018-2022). Chinese ink, pastels and oil on paper.


Guadalupe Salgado

(b. 1991, Mexico)

Booth: Guadalajara 90210, Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalupe Salgado, "La mismidad de la caza" (2022). Yarn / Bordado Tufting de estambre.
Guadalupe Salgado, "La mismidad de la caza" (2022). Yarn / Bordado Tufting de estambre.


Alma Berrow

(b. 1992, UK)

Booth: Ceramica Suro, Guadalajara, Mexico

Alma Berrow, "Signum Crisis" (2022). Ceramic, glaze and gold.
Alma Berrow, "Signum Crisis" (2022). Ceramic, glaze and gold.


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