Cultura Colectiva is a group of young people in Mexico City, who´s idea is to support emerging artists, combining every discipline, organizing events and life acts. At the 1st Collective Act, held at Foro Hilvana in Mexico City, several artists co-worked at a party that was a blast! I painted with two mexican visual artists, Rafael Uriegas and Emilio Cantón, and the result was completely unplanned and spontaneous.
This was a collaboration I did with Chuck Pereda, who is one of the most talented dj´s in Mexico, for me a music guru. I was very happy to do the artwork for a set called “into the city at night”.
We worked together on the project, I took some pictures of him and his cats, he told me his ideas and then I began to draw. There are two videos about the process, and it was very much fun to do this! We made 500 cds and chuck hands them out, whenever he´s playing some nice music somewhere.
French-spanish urban artist El Tono painted the historic building of La Quiñonera, in Mexico City, representing Anonymous Gallery from NYC, for the group exhibition “Espacio Flexible”. I was honored to help him, together with Héctor Quiñones and Laura Reséndiz. Check out his blog, he has worked all over the world and is very nice and fun to work with!
El artista urbano franco-español El Tono intervino el histórico edificio de La Quiñonera, en México D.F. como parte de la exposición Espacio Flexible, representado a la Anonymous Gallery de NYC, y tuve el honor de ayudarle a hacerlo. Aqui unas fotos del proceso, A continuación, el blog del artista donde habla sobre el proyecto y nos comparte algunas fotos del proceso.
La Quiñonera is a historical and very impressive creative point in Mexico City, that had its boom in the 90´s. Bands like Caifanes or Café Tacuba started to play here, and Carlos Cuarón had his studio in the house. Now it has reopened its doors for exhibitions, workshops, and as a meeting point for artists from different generations.
In parallel of the exhibition “Antes de la resaca… Una fracción de los noventa” (Before the hangover, a fraction of the nineties) at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, La Quiñonera opened on the 9th of July, 2011 “Espacio Flexible”, a group exhibition gathering Anonymous Gallery from NYC, La Curtiduría Espacio Contemporáneo from Oaxaca, and La Quiñonera from Mexico City.
Spanish urban artist El Tono representing Anonymous Gallery from NY, did an intervention on the house, and I was lucky enough to help him, together with Héctor Quiñones, co-owner (with his brother Nestor Quiñones) of La Quiñonera. (I have a post about that collaboration!).
In this show I participated with my first marble sculpture, titled “Ti prendo e ti porto via”, inspired by one of my favorite books, Ti prendo e ti porto via from Niccolò Ammaniti.