PROYECTOSMONCLOVA is a contemporary art gallery based in Mexico City that focuses on facilitating dialogues between Mexican and international artists from different generations such as: Eduardo Terrazas, Fred Sandback, Martin Soto Climent, Josephine Meckseper, Tercerunquinto, Helen Escobedo and Chantal Peñalosa among others.

Established in 2005, the gallery’s program has evolved into one of the most important forums for contemporary art in Mexico.

In addition to the exhibition program the gallery publishes books and exhibition catalogues. Recent titles include: Restoration of a Mural Painting. Tercerunquinto 2000-2015Robert C. Morgan. Works 1967-2017The Properties of Light. Luis Barragán-Fred Sandback (forthcoming). Exhibition highlights include: Caramel Huysmans. Martin Soto Climent (2015); TRUE STORY, collective show curated by Michel Blancsubé (2015); The Properties of Light. Fred Sandback (2016); dre omins. Andreas Slominski (2016); Doble fondo. Tercerunquinto (2017); Concept and Painting. Robert C. Morgan (2017); and the upcoming Josephine Meckseper (2017).


Colima 55 Roma Norte
Mexico City 06700
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The Estate of Helen Escobedo

Helen Escobedo (1934-2010, Mexico City) was an artist known for her mastery of a range of artistic disciplines including: sculpture, drawing, installation, poetry, design, and architecture, among others. She is also remembered as an important figure in the Mexican cultural landscape for her contributions as director of three major institutions: Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes (MUCA), the Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM), and Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at UNAM.

Escobedo’s artistic proposition consisted of an exploration of distinct possibilities within sculpture and it’s potentialities, from drawing deployed as strategy, media or documentation, through ephemeral or urban sculptures. Similarly, she was an active figure in land and environmental art movements beginning in the 1970’s.

Among her most known monumental sculptures in Mexico City are Puertas al viento (1968 Ruta de la Amistad); Espacio escultórico (1977-1979, UNAM), which she co-created; and Coatl (1980, Espacio escultórico, UNAM). In 1986 Escobedo was appointed a lifetime member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and the Arts of Belgium. She is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship (1991); a Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts fellowship (1999); the Mexican National Prize for Art and Science gold medal in Visual Arts (2009).

2981The Estate of Helen Escobedo
Homenaje a octubre, 1978, lacquered wood, dimensions: 53.5 x 90 x 45 cm
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Serie urbe en el desierto, 1978, collage, watercolor, color pencil and ink on paper, dimensions: 50.5 x 58 x 5.2 cm
2988The Estate of Helen Escobedo
Infonavit, 1978, collage and ink on paper, dimensions: 50.5 x 58 x 5 cm
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Círculos concéntricos, 1977, marker on paper, dimensions: 70 x 50 cm
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Círculos concéntricos, 1977, lacquered wood, dimensions: 55 x 30 x 30 cm
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Desenvolvimiento, 1977, lacquered wood, dimensions: 59 x 32 x 42 cm
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Desenvolvimiento, 1977, color pencil and marker on paper, dimensions: 64 x 39 cm
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Desarrollo vertical, 1977, pastel and marker on paper, dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
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Coatl, 1980, lacquered steel
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De la ficción a la realidad: Coatl, 1982, graphite on paper, dimensions: 55 x 75 cm
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Eclipse, 1968, lacquered wood, dimensions: 201 x 76 x 73 cm
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Pasaje rojo, 1979, lacquered aluminium, dimensions: 19 x 13 x 28 cm
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Barda caída, 1979, color pencil and marker on paper, dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
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Barda caída sencilla, 1979, aluminium
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Yo, monumento!, 1979, collage and color pencil on paper, dimensions: 25 x 56 cm
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Rimbaud-Inventé el color de las vocales, 1979, ink on vellum paper, dimensions: 36 x 27.5 cm
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Rimbaud-Rebeldía de letras, 1979, collage and ink on paper, dimensions: 39 x 29.4 cm
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Rimbaud-Temo el invierno, 1979, ink on vellum paper, dimensions: 36 x 28.5 cm
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Nace el cono, 1985, intervened photograph, dimensions: 21.5 x 32 cm
3002The Estate of Helen Escobedo
Árboles heridos, 1995, acrylic and graphite on photograph, dimensions: 20 x 14.5 cm
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Wounded trees, 1993, intervened photograph, dimensions: 29.5 x 21 cm
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El plasticóatl, 1993, acrylic, ink and graphite on photograph, dimensions: 21.5 x 35.5 cm
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El bosque desencantado, 1993, intervened print, dimensions: 98 x 112 cm
2998The Estate of Helen Escobedo
Apoyo al árbol viejo, 1994, acrylic and ink on photograph, dimensions: 21 x 29.5 cm