MARIANE IBRAHIM Opens in Art-World Hot Spot Mexico City
Over the past decade, Ibrahim has championed artists primarily from Africa and its diaspora in her eponymous galleries, first in Seattle and now in Chicago and Paris. In each locale, Ibrahim has stoked and leveraged the curiosity of local curators and collectors to propel her artists onto the international art stage.
“There’s a treasure map I’m following that involves tracing African heritage around the world to show how it’s influenced and informed our cultures,” she says. “Clotilde is a brilliant part of that, and he needs to be shown in Mexico.”
The dealer says she has long been drawn to the city, but her gallery’s expansion there is overtly connected to Jiménez, whose globe-trotting background in some ways echoes her own. Although Jiménez has shown widely around the world, he’s never had a major show in the city he now calls home. Ibrahim’s inaugural show will be a new series of Jiménez’s collage paintings, murals and ceramics.