Kurimanzutto, the powerhouse Mexico City gallery that shows artists like Adrián Villar Rojas, Danh Vo, Dr. Lakra, and Gabriel Orozco, is coming to New York. The gallery announced today that it will open a project space on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Its official inauguration is scheduled for May, but a project will occur there next month, with one of Abraham Cruzvillegas’s “Autoconstrucción” installations—pleasantly ramshackle structures that he builds from sundry items—going on view from April 2 through May 12.
The new gallery will be located at 22 East 65th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, which places it a block away from Blum & Poe, two blocks from the Park Avenue Armory, and a short walk from blue-chippers like Gagosian, Mnuchin, Michael Werner, and Lévy Gorvy and neighborhood standbys like Bemelmans Bar and Sant Ambroeus.
“The opening of our project space in New York marks an essential development for our growing family of artists as a meeting point for their ideas,” Mónica Manzutto, who cofounded the gallery with her husband José Kuri in the Mexican capital in 1999, said in a statement. “With this new project we seek to establish even stronger connections to institutions, artists, and art professionals who have accompanied us across our evolution.”
The arrival of Kurimanzutto’s New York space, which will be helmed by Lissa McClure and Bree Zucker, occurs at a time when a number of other well-respected major galleries from abroad have been setting up shop in New York. In just the past couple of years Mendes Wood DM (of São Paulo and Brussels), Nara Roesler (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo), Buchholz (Cologne and Berlin), Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London), Timothy Taylor (London), and Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich) have all opened a Manhattan outpost.