The rise of popularity of street and urban art may be identified in the fact that more and more galleries are becoming interested in street artists. Street art has become a part of the mainstream within contemporary art. So many contemporary art galleries opened their doors to the street artists and their works, that urban art has become more reachable for collectors, art lovers and dealers. Here is the list of 7 street art galleries in Mexico you should know about.
Founded in 2009 by the designer Clarisa Moura and the illustrator Jorge Alderete, Vértigo Galería is an innovative and forward-looking hotspot. With a mission to electrify the spirit of their visitors and deliver inspiration through cutting-edge art, design, illustration, low brow art and tiki art, the gallery offers an evolving collection of art and design pieces curated with limited availability and unlimited personality.
Their roster consists of world-renowned, mid-career and emerging talent whose practice encompasses fields of art, design and passionate manufacturing. It also features fine art, photography, makes the book presentation, movie and acoustic nights.
Address: Colima 23, col. Roma, Mexico-City.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vertigo.galeria/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/galleryvertigo/
Galería FIFTY24MX is a major place not to be missed by any urban art lover lucky enough to find themselves in Mexico City. FIFTY24MX has over the years established itself as one of the most influential galleries exclusively dedicated to showing groundbreaking works of the contemporary street artist, including, among many others, such names as Pedro Friedeberg, Saner, Meredith Dittamar and Erica il Cane.
Many collectors find Galería FIFTY24MX one of the most approachable art spaces for their business and passion and it is also the favorite of many art lovers alike.
Address: Colima 184, col. Roma, Mexico-City
Arca Galería is founded by Édgar Hernández and Daniel Martínez who rebuild the apartment in Insurgentes St, Mexico-City into a small street art gallery. Right now the gallery is a place where the international artists meet the local ones, showing the very best of Mexico unique urban landscape.
The gallery is interested in pieces ranging from the area’s street art culture to a wide array of illustration art influences such as Berlin, Daniel J. Valadez, Kenta Torii. At their page you can find an interesting collection of artworks, workshops and events.
Address: Insurgentes 257 Int. C. Third Floor, col. Roma Norte, Mexico-City
Patricia Conde is the flagship gallery of photography. Set in the heart of Polanco from 2003 by Patricia Conde Juaristi, this space exhibits compelling talents who thrive outside established photography industry structures. It is open to visitors six days a week and operates an open-door policy, which is not very usual for a commercial gallery. This unorthodox, yet inclusive vision has resonated with major collectors and the general public.
Photographers exhibited and represented include Dulce Pinzón, Mary Ellen Mark, Ana Casas, José Antonio Martínez, Francisco Mata Rosas, Yolanda Andrade, etc
Address: Lafontaine 73, Polanco, Mexico-City
1 mes 1 artista
1 mes 1 artista is a Mexico-city – based project of the DEAR agency organized in 2013 and it is set up on the first floor of the restaurant Café 123. Basically, this place is a one-stop for urban culture lovers. You can already tell how cool the gallery is when you walk up to it. The gallery exhibits artists with backgrounds in graffiti and street art, but not exclusively. They simply have an appreciation for the aesthetics of urban art and the subcultures that surround it.
The gallery has had the exhibitions featuring the artists like Omar Barquet, Juan Caloca, Enrique Minjares, Diego Pérez and Mauricio Marcín.
Address: Artículo 123 #123. Col. Centro
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1mes1artista/
Anonymous Gallery is an art space with the same name as the gallery in New York that features contemporary urban culture with a focus on street art. One of the founders, Joseph Ian Henrikson, has visited Mexico-City a couple of years ago and was impressed by the works of street artists that decided to open a new gallery in Mexico.
Right now the gallery presents and sells original works, limited edition books, posters, and other merchandise from street artists, so the gallery functions as a platform for street artists in the often overlooked local street art scene.
Address: Lago Erne #254, Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México
Celaya Brothers Gallery
Founded in 2014 by two brothers Celaya, the gallery presents established and emerging artists from around the globe. Although the gallery doesn’t solely focus on street art, you will find plenty of interesting artists, like Christiaan Conradie, Franco Fasoli Jaz, Sten Lex, who play a role in the art dialogue and have an appreciation for the underground scene.
Address: Mérida 241, col. Roma Norte, Mexico City