September 27, 2008 - Zona Maco - Mexico’s International Contemporary Art Fair
September 27, 2008

Mexico’s International Contemporary Art Fair

A few months before the opening of Mexico’s International Contemporary Art Fair, we would like to inform you about its organization and the main points of the ZONA MACO. MEXICO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO project.
ZONA MACO. MEXICO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, will take place at the Centro Banamex, Hall D in Mexico City, from the 22nd through the 26th of April 2009, organized by Cultura y Arte Contemporáneo Zeta S.A. De C.V., under the direction of Zélika García.

The Selection Committee for 2009 is:

Patricia Ortiz Monasterio & Jaime Riestra
Daniel Roesler
Thomas Krinzinger
Silvia Ortiz & Inés López Quesada
Pablo León de la Barra

This year’s fair will include 90 galleries from around the world, representing more than 800 artists in over 10 000 square meters of exhibition space.

The Main Section will host galleries with more than five years of experience that meet the standards of quality as determined by the Selection Committee. Booths in this area afford a variety of dimensions: 40, 60, 80 or 120 square meters.

The New Proposals Section will host galleries with less than 5 years’ experience, presenting emerging artists in booths measuring 20 square meters.

The ublications Section will include more than 40 press and internet media outlets, both national and international.

ZONA MACO SUR is a new section devoted to solo projects curated by Adriano Pedrosa.
The section will host 12-15 booths of 24m2 each with solo exhibitions
sponsored by galleries selected exclusively by invitation. The section will
privilege emerging and mid-career artists from the Southern Hemisphere,
particularly those who have not had significant exposure in the Mexican scene.

ZONA MACO MEXICO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO has gathered the five most important public relations and communications agencies in the country to elaborate media plans for the promotion of the fair. The selected agencies will work closely with the fair’s organizers in order to coordinate an event of the utmost professionalism, with exceptional coverage and publicity.

Our Collector’s Program, organized by Pablo del Val, will include a socio-cultural program with visits to private collections, museums in the city, as well as dinners and festivities with international museum representatives, curators and art professionals. Invitations will be tailored to each exhibitor’s needs, and we have increased their number for this coming April.

We will keep you updated with relevant information and news such as the awards and activities that will take place at the fair, including the Tequila Centenario Award, events during the Sao Paolo Bienal and Art Basel Miami Beach, among other activities throughout the coming year.

You will find the 2009 application forms at our webpage,
The deadline for submission is October 31st, 2009.

As always, we at ZONA MACO. MEXICO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO are available for any additional information you might need.


Cultura y Arte Contemporáneo Zeta S.A. De C.V.
Luis G. Urbina 4, int. 104
Col. Polanco 11560
México D.F.
t. 52.55. 5280.6073
f. 52.55. 5280.8247

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