NAAS ventures into Mexico's innovative Art Scene

NAAS recently set out on a fascinating adventure around Mexico's bright art and design scene, where they came across a multitude of cutting edge exhibitions and creative hotspots. Every location, from immerse design experiences to galleries of modern art, provided a different viewpoint on the nexus of communication, creativity, and culture.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Zona Maco, a premier art fair that showcases a diverse array of contemporary art, design, photography, and antiquities. With 212 exhibitors from 25 countries, Zona Maco promises an artistry experience like no other.

At the exhibition stands, visitors encounter an eclectic mix of sculptures, installations, and galleries featuring works by renowned Latin American artists such as Arnold Coen, Carlos Mérida, Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera, and Leonora Carrington. These masterpieces engage in a captivating dialogue that spans various artistic styles and cultural influences.

In the Maco area, visitors can explore thought photographs that delve into themes of race, gender, urban culture, the human body, and everyday life, offering poignant reflections on contemporary social contexts.

AGO projects

Located in the creative capitals of Mexico City and New York, AGO Projects stands as more than just a design driven practice; it serves as a platform for positive transformation. By incubating and promoting exceptional design voices, AGO Projects actively enhances international alliances and opportunities, advocating for social and environmental consciousness in every endeavor. to see their works, artists & designers.


Salón ACME

Created by artists for artists, Salón ACME is a testament to the power of community and collaboration. With ten editions under its belt, this platform gives visibility to emerging creators while fostering new audiences and consolidating a community of artists, curators, and collectors.

Salón ACME has had ten editions, and has managed to position itself as one of the most authentic contemporary art event internationally, fostering new audiences and consolidating a community of artists, curators and collectors. Salón ACME has six sections: Open Call, Estado, Bodega, Projects, Sala and Patio.

At Salón ACME's Bodega, where past and present collide in a showcase of contemporary art. Curated by guadalajara90210, this edition of Bodega invites visitors on a nocturnal journey through a surreal "Night Garden" – a landscape where art and nature intertwine.Curated by guadalajara90210, Bodega presents a captivating showcase of contemporary art, inviting visitors on a nocturnal journey through a surreal "Night Garden" – an immersive landscape where art and nature intertwine.

The exhibition is designed as a night walk through a pictorial garden, where visitors are guided by the rhythmic interplay of light and shadow. Six imposing cubes mark the space, creating a sense of mystery and anticipation as viewers navigate through the environment. As visitors progress along the route, the cubes gradually reveal their hidden treasures, unveiling a diverse collection of artworks that span a wide range of styles and mediums.

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Maison Celeste

Meet Maison Celeste, a revolutionary conceptual residence that combines the finest elements of shopping, design, and immersive experiences. This unique ecosystem, housed in a magnificent palace from the 1900s in Roma Norte, features four carefully chosen concept stores that all feature revolutionary goods and encourage creativity.

Planning a trip to Mexico City? Here's the link for booking a unique conceptual residence.

At Maison Celeste, art isn't just an embellishment; it's an integral part of the hotel's soul. Inspired by the hotel's timeless allure, our curated exhibitions offer a profound journey into the human psyche, crafted by global talents.Each artwork transcends conventional boundaries, inviting guests to delve into the depths of human consciousness. Evocative paintings and stunning installations redefine reality, prompting introspection and appreciation for human creativity. Step into a historical world, seamlessly intertwined with contemporary narratives, and experience the transformative power of art at Maison Celeste.

-Chic By Accident Gallery:

A fusion of antiques, contemporary art, and architectural marvels, Chic By Accident Gallery is a treasure trove for design lovers. Located in the heart of Mexico City, this gallery captivates visitors with its eclectic mix of past and present, offering a glimpse into the city's rich cultural heritage.

The carefully curated collection at Chic By Accident is a testament to the impeccable taste and discerning eye of its founders. Every corner of the gallery exudes charm and character, with each piece meticulously selected to delight collectors, antique enthusiasts, and art aficionados alike. From exquisite antiques to contemporary masterpieces, Chic By Accident boasts a diverse array of treasures that speak to the richness of artistic expression across different eras.

One of the highlights of Chic By Accident is the upcoming Mayan Revival exhibition, which promises to transport visitors back in time to the vibrant world of the 1920s and 1930s. This carefully curated showcase will feature a stunning array of artifacts from the American continent, offering a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era of cultural revival and artistic innovation.

Wanting to visit the gallery? Here's a virtual guide for amazing design treasures and architectural inspiration.

-Galerie Philia:

Founded in 2015, Galerie Philia is a testament to transcultural design and artistic exploration. With a unique approach that combines elements from multiple cultures, the gallery celebrates the beauty of each creation, revealing the interconnected roots of global creativity.

The gallery is the brainchild of two brothers who share a lifetime passion for art, literature, and philosophy. Their distinct academic background sets them apart from their peers, as it sees them following a rhizomatic and transcultural approach in the way they select works. 

Also Philia Exhibitions is a nomadic programme that sits alongside the gallery’s permanent spaces in Geneva, Mexico, New York, and Singapore, taking the form of group and solo exhibitions in unique and exemplary locations around the world. Each transient exhibition features unique works by emerging and established designers and artists. Previous exhibitions have included Transatlántico, a fully breathtaking exhibition of sculptural design in Mexico City, and Héritages, a group show staged at Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse, Marseille.

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Thinking back on our experience exploring Mexico's design renaissance & contemporary, we are reminded of the significant influence that creative collaboration and intercultural interaction can have. At NAAS, we're still focused on expanding diversity, encouraging creativity, and raising the perspectives of up and coming artists worldwide. Stay tuned in our blog for more authenticity, cultural enrichment, and more.