Roman Signer, “Acht Stühle (Eight Chairs),” 2011. Exhibition view at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City. Photo: Michael Bodenmann. Courtesy Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros
Recently renovated, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros is a nonprofit arts institution located in Mexico City, dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art. Its exhibitions establish a dialogue with the ideological and aesthetic discourse of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros. He was the original owner of the institution’s building, which served as his home until 1969, when he decided to open it to the public.
Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros presents works and exhibitions by emerging and established national and international artists. With the architectural intervention of Hector Esrawe and Arquitectura 911sc (Jose Castillo and Saidee Springall), the museum reopened its doors in 2009 with proposals by artists such as Pipilotti Rist, Tercerunquinto, and Fabian Marcaccio, and the exhibition “Los de Arriba y los de Abajo,” curated by Javier Téllez. The space also initiated “Proyecto Fachada,” a project where artists are invited to produce works on the building’s façade.