Galeria Nina Menocal
Rafael Rebollar #56 Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
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The Nina Menocal Gallery has been fundamental in the consolidation of Cuban and Mexican Contemporary Art and was a pioneer in the major international art fairs. It is committed from its beginning with emerging artists. Founded in 1990 it was the first to bring Cuban artists to the contemporary art world through Mexico City: Felix González Torres, José Bedia, Arturo Cuenca, Tomás Sánchez, René Francisco Rodríguez, Sandra Ramos and Los Carpinteros are only a few. The gallery was first to exhibit and promote artists from Latin America which are today international figures: Carlos Amorales, Nadin Ospina, Enrique Jezik, Luis González Palma, Torolab and Tercerunquinto among others.
Nina Menocal has propelled the trajectories of young curators who have worked at the gallery: Ana Elena Mallet, Taiyana Pimentel, Paola Santoscoy, Tatiana Cuevas, Daniela Wolf, Graciela Kasep and Luis Orozco. A promoter of art in the city, the gallery was the original founder of the Corredor Cultural de la Roma (CCR) 1993-1995, a partnership between the city delegation, private galleries and the community; a walk and/or bus ride to the galleries of the area.
Located during 23 years in the Roma neighbourhood, in a magnificent historical house built in 1910, the outstanding work of the gallery Nina Menocal was fundamental to the artistic development of the area, which is now vibrant, filled with art, contemporary design, restaurants, trendy bars and cultural activities
New Space 2013: The newly opened nina menocal gallery space in the San Miguel Chapultepec area remains committed to its mission as promoter of contemporary art. Today it continues to present exhibitions in its show room and at other selected places and institutions and organizes trips for collectors to the Havana Biennials. The gallery works with each of the artists on special projects outside traditional fields and techniques.
nina menocal Projects 2013 - 2014 brought the artistic duo Ilya and Emilia Kabakov for the first time to Mexico City; their exhibition Angelology was a big event August, 2014 as it celebrated Ilya Kabakov’s 80th birthday and the couple’s brilliant career.
During the 12th Havana Biennale 2015, the gallery produced the novel show RAM-ROM-RUN (run, save and keep running), with 19 young Cuban artists in an old 19th Century Building inhabited by tenants from the Havana Vieja neighboured; the art works intermingled with laundry lines from apartment to apartment, while collectors and curators found themselves sharing with the occupants.
Nina Menocal gallery’s special project for 2016 will be bringing to Mexico a performance, PROST, by artists Sabina Simon and Luiz Simoes, that has been shown at the Vienna Kunsthalle and the Joan Miro Foundation of Barcelona.