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Art-Studded Launch of Art Baja California At Mexico City Art Week

Artists, curators, gallerists and the media came together to celebrate and learn more about the five-week cultural festival coming to Baja California Sur next month

Tansy Kaschak, Paola Castelo, Zélika Garcia and Ben Pundole
Tansy Kaschak, Paola Castelo, Zélika Garcia and Ben Pundole

By AHL team on 02.23.23

On February 7th, as the art world gathered in Mexico City to kick off ZONAMACO and all the parallel program that has positioned the Mexican capital as the most important art destination in Latin America, a group of international journalists, artists, collectors, gallerists, curators and enthusiasts gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel courtyard to celebrate the announcement of ABC Art Baja California‘s first edition.

The cultural festival was introduced by Zélika Garcia, founder of ZONAMACO and co-founder of ABC Art Baja California, Juan Canela, artistic director of ZONAMACO and ABC Art Baja California, Paola Castelo, founder of Vuelta Sur, and Tansy Kaschak, editor-in-chief of A Hotel Life.

Among the guests, artists Elvira Smeke, Francisco Muñoz, Juan del Valle, Arturo Hernández Alcázar, Katja Loher, Alinka Echeverria, Barry Silver, Olivia Steele; curators Direlia Lazo (“El Patio” by ZONAMACO), Brandei Esthes (head of Sotheby’s London), Natalie Kovacs, Tracey Ryans, Anne Verhallen, Kunna Haan, Sebastian Vizcaino (Salon ACME); hoteliers Rafa Micha and Moises Micha (Grupo Habita), Mathia Milani, Zachary Lynd; journalists Julia Chaplin, Alejandra Morón (La Lista), Alex Ocaña (Quien), César Ortega (HYPEBEAST), Gina Jaramillo (Chilango), Héctor Meza (Travellers Citizen), Michael Klug (Whitewall), Veronica Speck (The Design Release); gallerists Janelle Barash and Miguel Guerrero.

Juan Canela, artistic director ZⓈONAMACO and ABC and Direlia Lazo, curator El Patio
Juan Canela, artistic director ZⓈONAMACO and ABC and Direlia Lazo, curator El Patio
Karim Reza, co-founder of ABC and Rafa Micha from Grupo Habita
Karim Reza, co-founder of ABC and Rafa Micha from Grupo Habita
"We are here to invite you to discover — or rediscover — Baja California Sur during the five weeks of ABC and to do so thoughtfully, being mindful of its fragile ecosystem and supporting hotels and businesses that are taking good care of this special place," said Tansy Kaschak, A Hotel Life editor-in-chief
ZⓈONAMACO founder Zélika Garcia and Paola Castelo, founder of cultural movement Vuelta Sur
ZⓈONAMACO founder Zélika Garcia and Paola Castelo, founder of cultural movement Vuelta Sur
Mexican-English artist Alika Echeverria and Brandei Estes, head of Sotheby's London
Mexican-English artist Alika Echeverria and Brandei Estes, head of Sotheby's London
Miguel Guerrero from Galeria Enrique Guerrero with locations in Mexico City and Todos Santos
Miguel Guerrero from Galeria Enrique Guerrero with locations in Mexico City and Todos Santos
Tracey Ryans, Ben Pundole, Ian Floyd and Drita Curanaj
Tracey Ryans, Ben Pundole, Ian Floyd and Drita Curanaj
Artist Tamara
Artist Tamara
Artists Arturo Hernández Alcazar and Joshua Jobb who are participating at ABC Art Baja California
Artists Arturo Hernández Alcazar and Joshua Jobb who are participating at ABC Art Baja California
Sebastian Vizcaino, co-founder of Salon ACME, and Francisco Muñoz, artist participating at ABC
Sebastian Vizcaino, co-founder of Salon ACME, and Francisco Muñoz, artist participating at ABC
Kimberley Brown, Shetal Amin
Kimberley Brown, Shetal Amin
Sam Brophy, Paola Castelo and Gabriela Gonzalez
Sam Brophy, Paola Castelo and Gabriela Gonzalez
Swiss artists Katja Loher and Maria
Swiss artists Katja Loher and Maria
Zachary Lynd, Maya Poon and Paola Castelo
Zachary Lynd, Maya Poon and Paola Castelo
Natalie Kovacs and Ben Pundole
Natalie Kovacs and Ben Pundole
Jimena Pérez-Dib, Diego Torres Cano, Miranda Moral and Eloísa Hernández from ZⓈONAMACO team
Jimena Pérez-Dib, Diego Torres Cano, Miranda Moral and Eloísa Hernández from ZⓈONAMACO team
Tansy Kaschak, Paola Castelo and Julia Chaplin
Tansy Kaschak, Paola Castelo and Julia Chaplin
Michael Klug from Whitewall Magazine and Ben Pundole
Michael Klug from Whitewall Magazine and Ben Pundole

Taking place in La Paz, San José del Cabo, and Todos Santos, from March 10 to April 23, with the participation of artists, galleries, and local spaces, it will bring to life a number of artistic circuits for 45 consecutive days. The festival aims to disseminate art and culture in Baja California Sur, focusing on the local scene by promoting collaborations that strengthen the concept of community among gallerists, artists, collectors, designers, local businesses, and the general public.

Curators Anne Verhallen and Kunna Haan with A Hotel Life's editor-in-chief and founder Tansy Kaschak and Ben Pundole
Curators Anne Verhallen and Kunna Haan with A Hotel Life's editor-in-chief and founder Tansy Kaschak and Ben Pundole

Check out our Easy Guide To ABC Art Baja California

Applications are still open. For more information: https://abcartbaja.com/ADMINWP/

Event photography by Luvia Lazo

 

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