YAUTEPEC launched in January of 2008 in Mexico City as an alternative exhibition space for emerging Mexican and international artists. Stationed in an abandoned house in the La Condesa neighborhood--formerly a food-preparation facility for a chain of taquerias--the thrust of the gallery's programming took shape quickly, with specific emphasis on work that demonstrated a sophisticated--often darkly humorous--relationship to contemporary culture.
In October of 2009, YAUTEPEC inaugurated its new space in the San Rafael neighborhood, venturing away from the established concentration of gallery spaces in the city in pursuit of a unique, sustainable venue that would allow it continued freedom for experimentation and appetite for risk.
Embracing the potential of the bootstrapped commercial gallery model as a streamlined, flexible platform for its programming and mission, YAUTEPEC assembled a small initial group of artists in loose representational affiliation and began a series of individual exhibitions that would come to define the gallery's identity in 2010.
Continuing its emphasis on individual exhibitions through 2011, YAUTEPEC will reintroduce a balance of Mexican and international programming with the aim of offering challenging counterproposals to the more dominant artistic and critical discourses within Mexico City.
Directors: Brett W Schultz (Chicago, 1978) and Daniela Elbahara (Monterrey, 1978)
YAUTEPEC Melchor Ocampo 154-A Col. San Rafael, Del. Cuauhtemoc Mexico, D.F. 06470 Mexico