SPECIAL FEATURE: Material Art Fair 2015

March 18th, 2015|

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Dates: 5-8 February, 2015

Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City

Web: http://material-fair.com/

The second edition of Mexico City’s Material Art Fair presented a selective group of 40 galleries and artist-run project spaces — from 10 countries and over 20 cities — chosen by the fair’s 2015 selection committee, which was comprised of John Riepenhoff, artist and co-owner of Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Beatriz López, Co-Director of Instituto de Visión, Bogota; Chris Sharp, curator and co-founder of Lulu, Mexico City; and Gerardo Contreras, curator and director of Preteen Gallery.

The fair’s 2015 public program featured an engaging series of daily conversations organized by the New York City-based online publication, Triple Canopy, under the title “How Far is Near.” These included, “In Search of a Model for Life” with Felipe Ehrenberg, Waysatta Fernández, Juan Caloca, and Sofia Olascoaga; “Universal Methods of Design” with Maru Calva, José León Cerrillo, and Prem Krishnamurthy; and “How to Demand the Impossible” with John Gibler, Gabriela Jauregui, and Isaac Torres.

Anna Gritz, associate curator at South London Gallery, curated the fair’s video program, “Sand in the Vaseline,” which featured three individual programs for artists Adriana Lara, Sophia Al-Maria, and Stuart Middleton.

Mexico City-based Distrito Editorial created the fair’s bookstore, presenting an impeccable selection of artist books, books about art, and small, limited-edition works mostly by Mexican artists.

Finally, beneath the stage at the Auditorio Blackberry was the Material Exhibitors Club: an ambitious group exhibition, performance space, and pop-up mezcal bar organized by the Lower East Side art bar, Beverly’s, with complimentary mezcal provided by Gracias a Dios.

2015 Exhibitor List:

321 Gallery, Brooklyn / Adams and Ollman, Portland / American Medium, Brooklyn / Aran Cravey, Los Angeles / Beverly’s, New York City / CARNE GALLERY, Bogotá / Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago / Casa Imelda, Mexico City / Clifton Benevento, New York City / COOPER COLE, Toronto / David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis / East Hampton Shed, East Hampton / Et al., San Francisco / Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland / François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles / Grand Century, New York City / Green Gallery, Milwaukee / helper, Brooklyn / Instituto de Visión, Bogotá / Kunstverein Toronto, Toronto / Levy.Delval, Brussels / lodos, Mexico City / LOYAL, Stockholm / Lulu, México, D.F. / LVL3, Chicago / Mary Mary, Glasgow / Michael Jon Gallery, Miami+Detroit / Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto / New Galerie, Paris / Night Gallery, Los Angeles / P!, New York / Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca / Queer Thoughts, Nueva York / Regina Rex, Nueva York / Roberto Paradise, San Juan / Rolando Anselmi, Berlin / Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago / Smart Objects, Los Ángeles / What Pipeline, Detroit / The White Lodge, Córdoba / Yautepec, Mexico City

 

321 Gallery, Brooklyn

Artists: Jake Borndal, Erika Hickle, Paul Kopkau

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Erika Hickle, Cherry Cola, 2015

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Jake Borndal, Sollpsistic Trollop Mystic, 2015

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Paul Kopkau, Untitled (f 12), 2015

 

Adams and Ollman, Portland

Artist: Ellen Lesperance

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American Medium, Brooklyn

Artists: Zack Davis, Ann Hirsch, Brian Kokoska, Kareem Lotfy, Brenna Murphy, Morgan Ritter

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Aran Cravey, Los Ángeles

Artist: Jibade-Khalil Human

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CARNE GALLERY, Bogotá

Artists: Thom Bettridge, Santiago Pinyol, Adriana Martínez, Juan David Laserna, Juan Sebastian Pelaez

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Adriana Martínez,  At the end of the rainbow, 2015

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Thom Bettridge,  Evian, 2015

 

Casa Imelda, México, D.F.

Artist: Sergio Verastegui

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Sergio Verastegui, canción de amanecer, 2015

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Sergio Verastegui, nalga de princesa, 2015

 

Clifton Benevento, Nueva York

Artist: Gina Beavers

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COOPER COLE, Toronto

Artists: Lauren Luloff, Jenine Marsh

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David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis

Artist: Shawn Kuruneru

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East Hampton Shed, East Hampton

Artist: Larissa Lockshin

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Et al., San Francisco

Artist: Chris Hood

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Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland

Artists: Kristan Kennedy, Bobbi Woods, Monique Mouton, Pius Fox

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Pius Fox, Durchblick, 2014

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Monique Mouton, Untitled (A door? A door?), 2014

 

Grand Century, New York City

Artists: Ivo Eadwulf, K.R.M. Mooney

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helper, Brooklyn

Artists: Ben Dowell, Marco Schmitt, Gavin Kenyon and Jeff Williams

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Ben Dowell, Untitled, 2014

 

Instituto de Visión, Bogotá

Artists: Sebastián Fierro, Karlo Ibarra, Ana María Millán, Aurora Pellizzi, Santiago Reyes Villaveces

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Levy.Delval, Brussels

Artists: Sofia Leiby, Jeff Baij, Kareem Lotfy

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lodos, México, D.F.

Artists: Emanuele Marcuccio, Renaud Jerez, Edward Marshall Shenk, Victor Vaughn

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Renaud Jerez, By night with Torch and Spears, 2014

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Victor Vaughn, Little Friends, 2015

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Edward Marshall Shenk, Reclamation Hygenic Ward, 2015

 

LOYAL, Stockholm

Artists: Brian Belott, Jesse Greenberg and Justin Samson

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Jesse Greenberg, Defensive Pool, 2015

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Brian Belott, Wendnesday, 2014

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Justin Samson, Spaghetti Eater, 2015

 

Lulu, México, D.F.

Artists: Kate Newby, Walter Sutin.

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Mary Mary, Glasgow

Artist: Alistair Frost

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Michael Jon Gallery, Miami/Detroit

Artists: Math Bass, Kelly Akashi, Egan Frantz, JPW3, Sayre Gomez

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Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto

Artists: Matthew Feyld, Paul Wackers, Jacob Whibley

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New Galerie, París

Artists: Dora Budor, Nico Colon, Sean Raspet

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Sean Raspet, Texture Map (Normal) (FO5) and (IO1), 2015

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Nico Colón, A Common Denominator, 2015

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Dora Budor, Possessed, 2014

 

Night Gallery, Los Ángeles

Artists: Mira Dancy, Sean Townley, Augustus Thompson

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P!, New York City

Artists: José León Cerrillo, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Karel Martens

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Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca

Artists: Beatriz Olabarrieta, Lewis Teague Wright, Marianne Spurr, Michael Ray-Von, Paul S. Sanchez, Tomas Díaz Cedeño, Yves Scherer

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Queer Thoughts, Nueva York

Artists: David Rappeneau with a performance by Puppies Puppies

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Regina Rex, New York City

Artists: Michael Assiff, Brent Birnbaum, Jeanette Hayes, Mitch Patrick, There There

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Rolando Anselmi, Berlín

Artists: Davide Balliano, Jodie Carey

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Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

Artists: Chris Bradley, Amanda Ross-Ho

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Amanda Ross-Ho, UNTITLED SMOCK (ACCIDENT), 2013

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Amanda Ross-Ho, Untitled Textile Arrangement (TOWEL RACK #3), 2014

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Chris Bradley, Chip, 2010

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Chris Bradley, Untitled Token, 2015

 

Smart Objects, Los Angeles

Artist: Keith J. Varadi

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What Pipeline, Detroit

Artists: Will Benedict, Tom Humphreys, Lucie Stahl, Paul Pascal Theriault

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The White Lodge, Cordoba

Artists: Ramiro Chaves, Gustavo Di Mario, Dolores Cáceres, Ad Minoliti

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Yautepec, Mexico City

Artists: Tomás Díaz Cedeño, Fabiola Menchelli, Morgan Mandalay, SANGREE

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