kurimanzutto new york—a project space at 22 East 65th Street, New York City, opened to the public on May 2018.
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.
kurimanzutto new york represents an extension of kurimanzutto Mexico City: this reaffirms our mission to create new spaces and situations that will transmit the gallery’s spirit, where the artist is central to its existence. kurimanzutto new york will act as a catalyst for our broad international program across North America.
The project space’s programming reflects the gallery’s commitment to platforming exhibiting opportunities for its artists. The placement of New York also allows the artist’s projects to exceed the potential of kurimanzutto new york, reaching outwards and engaging with alternative sites across the city. This follows the lineage of the gallery and its history of responding to the urban landscapes it occupies. The physical presence of kurimanzutto new york will both invite and enable this type of happening.