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).


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Gabriel de la Mora

Back Pack



  • Marie Lund

Attitudes take your place. They stand the way you do, upright, feet on the ground. They are not legs but the inside of a pair of trousers. The concrete has taken on the shape of pants and the pants the shape of concrete.

Stills used to be curtains. The openings they covered and the light they have been keeping out is held within the fabric. Like the seams on your jeans making marks on your skin after a long day.

The building is gone now. The folds, the lows and the highs are flattened, and left as highlight and blacks on the plane surface. Like a slowly processed photograph capturing its own shape as well as its surroundings.

The sculptures that recall heads had been chiseled from found and weathered sculptures until arriving at yet untouched layers of the material. they had lost ears and nose and are left completely bare, both pointing to the material and the person there once were.

The inside of Masks carefully follows the contours of the face. The thickness of the material presents different features on the outside. And when you take the mask off you are left with an empty container and a bare face.

Back Pack goes on your back. The content depends on the size of the bag and how much you can carry. The material has taken its shape from the immediate surroundings, from something leaning against it, pushing and pulling with the pressure of weight and of time.