Erick Beltrán and Jorge Satorre, ”Modelando Estándar,” 2011. Exhibition view at Casa Vecina, Mexico City, 2011. Photo: Mario Castillo. Courtesy Casa Vecina
Casa Vecina is a cultural institution that is part of the Mexico City Historical Center Foundation (Fundación del Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, AC). It specializes in the production, display, and research of contemporary art. In addition to the conventional exhibition spaces, it works from a “studio” concept: the purpose of its projects is not to exhibit finished art objects, but to show the process that leads the artist to a final product. Exhibitions, installations, and displays are understood as a continuous process of experimentation. Casa Vecina supports resident artists with the funding and infrastructure necessary to develop their research.
All of the projects that are supported by Casa Vecina are registered and documented. Information about them is available to the public through our Documentation Center, which also offers specialized bibliographies and journals. In addition, Casa Vecina organizes workshops, theoretical seminars, and artistic projects that invite the local community in the Historical Center and other interested public audiences to be involved in the activities.