Mariane Ibrahim
Harper's Bazaar

STEPHANIE SPORN, Harper's Bazaar, February 7, 2023

Gallerist Mariane Ibrahim Broadens Her Roster With a Mexico City Outpost

Having established her gallery in Seattle in 2012, the Somali-French art dealer moved her business to Chicago in 2019 and added a Parisian outpost in 2021. This week, her gallery’s third location opens in Mexico City. While the choice of Mexico City may come as a surprise compared to more conventional global art destinations, the gallerist shares the decision was anything but impulsive. “Mexico City was an alternative to New York in terms of its vibrance, energy, and cultural presence in the streets" says Ibrahim. 
Clotilde Jiménez inaugurated the Mexico City location with a new exhibition of his signature collages and experimental large-scale ceramics. Entitled La Memoria del Agua, it is framed around the transformative nature of water, while also examining notions of family, identity, and queerness. In completion of Jiménez’s show, there is also a group exhibition of new works by Ibrahim-represented artists called Un Abrazo, which means “hug” in Spanish...