Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation
March 10 to May 28, 2023
The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey is pleased to host the exhibition of award-winning artists from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). The exhibition brings together unpublished work by nine Latin American artists selected for the 18th edition of the 2020 Grants & Commissions Program, organized in 2020. The artists recognized in the program and participating in the exhibition are Martha Araújo ( Brazil), Tania Candiani (Mexico), Simone Michelin (Brazil), Adán Vallecillo (Honduras), Paloma Contreras Lomas (Mexico), Rolando López (Mexico), Lucas Lugarinho (Mexico), María Noujaim (Brazil) and Milton Raggi Vinueza.
The works created especially for this call will be exhibited for the first time and their venue will be MARCO, under the curatorship of Taiyana Pimentel, director of the Museum, who in some cases selected additional works to the award-winning ones. The works coincide in an exploration of the body and performative practice. Another relevant interest in the works is the investigation between art and technology, as well as attitudes towards technological supports.
In 2004, CIFO founded the Grants and Commissions Program to support and recognize contemporary Latin American artists. Since then, each edition has been exhibited at the collection's Miami headquarters, but since 2018 it has traveled to other venues. That year it was exhibited at the Metropolitan Cultural Center of Quito (metQUITO), in Ecuador; In 2019 it was presented at the Museo del Barrio in New York City, in the United States.
The production of the artists that make up the exhibition have in common research, field work and historical and social questioning of the problems of Latin America. They also explore the body, the installation and the image from a contemporary perspective.
The Cisneros Fontanals Foundation for the Arts (CIFO) is a non-profit organization founded by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros in 2002. The mission of the foundation is to support and promote cultural understanding and educational exchange between Latin American artists and the public. international.