Hong Kong 2019
Basel 2019
Galleries | 2.1 | R1
Miami Beach 2018

kurimanzutto was founded on August 21st, 1999 in Mexico City by José Kuri, Mónica Manzutto and a group of thirteen artists. Following an idea proposed by Gabriel Orozco, for many years, kurimanzutto did not have a fixed space - for each event or exhibition, the gallery and artists chose a specific location to best suit the project. Nine years after 'Economía de Mercado,' their one day inaugural exhibition in a typical fruit and produce market in Mexico City, the gallery's natural growth lead to the necessity of concentrating its history, energy and information, as well as its work towards the future, in one space. In 2008, a former timber yard built from 1949 was restored by Alberto Kalach and adapted to house an exhibition space, gallery offices and storeroom. In the fall of 2016, the gallery celebrated 17 years of ongoing efforts towards collaborative cultural exchange. In May 2018 the gallery announced the opening of kurimanzutto new york—a new project space at 22 East 65th Street, New York. The opening of this project space in New York marks an essential development for our growing family of artists as a meeting point for their ideas. New York has always been close to us since the nineties when we were approached by Gabriel Orozco with the idea to open kurimanzutto in Mexico City. However, New York remained an important part of the conversations we engaged with through the years. With this new project we seek to establish even stronger connections to artists, institutions, and art professionals who have accompanied us across our evolution. It is a way to maintain and confirm our commitment to the development of the artistic current that lives and breathes in the city.