Zona Maco, Mexico City’s only contemporary art fair, featuring 90 galleries from 18 countries, will take place at Centro Banamex, Room D in Mexico City, from the 14th through the 18th of April 2010, organized by Cultura y Arte Contemporáneo Zeta S.A. De C.V., under the direction of Zélika.
Returning to the fair this year is Copenhagen’s Nils Staerk, whose booth features work not only by up-and-coming Danish artists but also sculpture by Brit Richard Hughes and Switzerland’s Olaf Breuning. • Josée Bienvenu, a New York gallerist who has been exhibiting at the fair since its debut, in 2004, will offer politically charged photo-based works from the Colombian artist Juan Manuel Echavarría and vintage photographs from Mexico City’s own Enrique Metinides. Bienvenu praises Zona Maco for attracting blue-chip collectors like Patty Cisneros and Diane and Bruce Halle. “It’s very international,” she says. “You meet collectors there that you will see again at Art Basel.” • The chic Hotel Habita will once again provide the fair’s concessions, giving fairgoers the option to sip champagne on an open-air terrace or munch brie-and-truffle-oil sandwiches at the indoor restaurant.