In 2019, Material Art Fair will celebrate its sixth edition from February 7th – 10th at the Frontón México, an Art Deco-era sporting arena located directly alongside the breathtaking Monument to the Revolution, in the heart of Mexico City.
Material’s milestone fifth edition was described as “an architecturally-charged, holistic physical and cultural experience”1 and “a living monument to the vitalization of Mexico City as a distinctive part of the international art community,”2 which was “packed with collectors, curators, and artists”3 and “wowed visitors”4 with “an impressive display of artistic talent”5 and “innovative individuality.”6
The sixth edition will again inhabit the iconic, multi-level structure that debuted this past February, designed by the Mexico City-based architectural studio, APRDELESP, as a site-specific appropriation of the Frontón México’s principal jai alai court.
Material’s organizers look forward to seeing you during Mexico City’s most important and exciting week for contemporary art, at an art fair that’s truly unlike any other in the world.
VIP Preview (invitation only)
12 – 3PM
3 – 9PM
11AM – 8PM
11AM – 8PM
11AM – 7PM
De la República 17
Col. Tabacalera, Del. Cuauhtémoc
CDMX, CP 06030
$180 mxn (Purchase via Fronticket)
Students, Teachers & Seniors
$90 mxn (with valid ID, box office only)
The lineup of galleries for our 2019 edition is the strongest, most international, and most exciting to date, including 73 exhibitors from 22 countries and 37 cities.
Exhibitors are divided between the fair’s Principal Section, which showcases a selective group of both emerging and established commercial galleries, and the Projects Section, which features fresh voices from artist-run and non-profit exhibition spaces as well as a new generation of commercial galleries.
Material’s Selection Committee — comprised of the galleries LABOR, Mexico City; Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; Supportico Lopez, Berlin; and Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm — carefully reviewed a record number of applications for the 2019 edition.
Take a look at the complete exhibitor list by clicking More Info!
We’re thrilled to celebrate our first edition of READING MATERIAL; a new section entirely dedicated to art publications. Check out the complete list of participating editorials after the jump!
READING MATERIAL is our new section dedicated to artists’ books and arts publications, featuring 36 proposals from 10 countries. In response to the fair’s unique spirit, we imagine READING MATERIAL as a park inside the fair, a place to comfortably relate to the printed circulation and exhibition of contemporary art. For this experience, we have decided to forego tables and their physical mediation. In exchange, we’ve created an unprecedented exhibition space. The idea is that our exhibitors can move freely, appropriating and enjoying the space around them. Although the fair lasts only four days, we hope the books you find in READING MATERIAL can be your company while waiting for the next year’s edition of Material.
Curated by Eva Posas
Central to Material’s public program is IMMATERIAL, a dedicated series of performance-based works curated by Michelangelo Miccolis, which will celebrate its third edition in 2019. Past editions have included works by acclaimed artists like Maria Hassabi, Mårten Spångberg, Adriana Lara, Geoffrey Farmer, Dora Garcia, and Cally Spooner, among others.
Material’s organizers look forward to announcing the complete program for IMMATERIAL VOL. 3 later this year, along with all of the other exciting activities and special projects to take place next February.
Over the years, Material Art Fair has been featured in publications like The New York Times, Artforum, Vanity Fair, ARTnews, The Art Newspaper, The Paris Review, Financial Times, Frieze, El País, L’Officiel, Mousse Magazine, and Kaleidoscope, among many others. For a selection of press highlights for past editions of Material, please visit the fair’s press page.