“Shaped in Mexico” contemporary art exhibition encourages public and artist interaction

Shaped in Mexico exhibition presented in London.

LONDON — Shaped in Mexico is a contemporary art exhibition supported by the Margain-Junco Collection that brings together works by international artists from, or inspired by, Mexico.

The second edition of this annual initiative took place from the 4th to the 12th of September 2015, at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, located in South Bank, London, England.

The exhibition has a multidisciplinary format that combines different understandings and particular outsider views of contemporary visual arts from Mexico. Shaped in Mexico encourages public and artist interaction, generating discussion and dialogue through programmed guided tours and open talks.

All exhibited artists are Mexican either by heritage or by creative choice, meaning that Mexico’s rich cultural tradition and identity has inspired or provoked their artistic sensibilities. The exhibition contributes to the visibility of Mexico on the international stage, by providing a global platform for emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.


Shaped in Mexico is focused on a collaborative approach to production, and has been generated through discursive means between collectors, artists, curators and collaborators. The project was developed in Mexico, for the world, by the founders of DISTRITO 14 Art Project in Monterrey, Lorena Junco & Silvia P. Morton.




Artists are either directly invited to exhibit in project rooms or apply through an open-call. They are selected through an inclusive curatorial model, composed of experts from various backgrounds, in a process that aims to transcend all Mexican geo-political boundaries and bring the dynamism of the Mexican contemporary art scene to Europe.





Artworks exhibited are available for sale, with proceeds directly supporting the artists and Shaped in Mexico programming, a structure that combines philanthropic and commercial practices as the organisation evolves.



  • Alejandra Alarcon / BOLIVIA
  • David Gremard Romero / USA
  • Gabriel Carrillo / MEXICO
  • Gabriel Santamarina / MEXICO & SPAIN
  • Heriberto Quesnel / MEXICO
  • Irma Sofia Poeter USA / MEXICO
  • Luis Carrera-Maul / MEXICO
  • Enguita & Lasso de la Vega / SPAIN
  • Omar Arcega / MEXICO
  • Oweena Fogarty / USA
  • Pablo Cotama / MEXICO
  • Raul Cerrillo / MEXICO


Chief curator: Olga Margarita Dávila is an influential curator based in Mexico, dedicated to expanding the reach of the Mexican art scene. Dávila’s curatorial work spans more than 90 exhibits in the USA, Argentina, Spain, and Mexico over the past 20 years. Her current and most recent roles include: Director for the Art Museum in Saltillo, Mexico, Contemporary Curator for the Museo Textil in Oaxaca, Mexico, Curator for Fundacion Benjamin Serrano, AC, amongst many others. More information on Dávila can be found here: http://www.shapedinmexico.com/olga-margarita

Guest curator: Elena Aparicio Mainar is an art historian, museographer and cultural manager. Currently Mainar is an international commissioner and art advisor on inclusion, education and diversity for national and international institutions. For twenty years Mainar has worked with cultural and educational institutions across Spain, Italy, México, United States, Great Britain, Egypt, Belgium and Germany, including: the XII Art Biennale of Cairo (Egypt), CaixaForum Barcelona (Spain), Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse (US), Foundation Joan Miró (Spain), Isabella Gardner Museum (US), Museum of Fine Arts Boston (US), Peggy Guggenheim Museum (Italy), Picasso Museum Malaga (Spain) and Pistoletto-Cittadellarte Fondazione (Italy).



  • Maribel Portela / MEXICO
  • Marisa Raygoza / MEXICO
  • Maru Rojas / MEXICO
  • Mauricio Cervantes / MEXICO
  • Oslyn Whizar / MEXICO
  • Pilar Enrich / MEXICO & UK
  • Silvia Lerin / SPAIN
  • Sol Natividad, Frederick Rodriguez & Abraham Chavelas / MEXICO
  • Tania Lopez Winkler / MEXICO & UK
  • Viviana Díaz / COLOMBIA
  • Warren Hair / MEXICO


  • Adrián Guerrero / MEXICO
  • Alejandro Fournier / MEXICO
  • Alexandra Clark / DENMARK
  • Christi Haupt / SOUTH AFRICA
  • Christian Becerra / MEXICO
  • Diana Coca / SPAIN
  • Elizabeth de Jesus / MEXICO
  • Ernesto Alva / MEXICO
  • Ernesto Walker / MEXICO
  • Federica Tavián Ferrighi / ITALY
  • Jacobo Alonso / MEXICO
  • Mariana Gullco /ARGENTINA

Source: http://www.shapedinmexico.com/




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