“Sueño de Casa Propia” (“The Dream of a House of One’s Own”), 2008. Exhibition view at Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola, Mexico City. Photo: Pablo León de la Barra. Courtesy Aldo Chaparro Winder and Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola
Part of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola is a public institution that focuses on the Mexican and international emerging art scene, as well as local and international curatorial projects developed by promising young professionals. Its main goal is to explore art as research in relation to exhibition experimentation, within the context of the gallery typology. In order to emphasize its interest in new methodologies of art production and exhibition display, Casa del Lago’s program consists of three platforms: the Annex, the Cabinet, and the Branch, all of which refer to flexible, non-central structures.