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© 2019 Mercado Caribeño L3C. Crafted by SocioPaths.


MECA consists of 30+ exhibitors between 11 international galleries; 5 local galleries; 3 special projects; and 8 proposals for emerging artists and independent curators (MECANISMOS) selected through an open call that was evaluated by curator Carla Acevedo-Yates, all within the main building of the Arsenal de la Marina Española in Old San Juan.


47 Canal

New York City, NY (USA)

Ana Mas Projects

Barcelona (Spain) + San Juan (Puerto Rico)


Mexico City (Mexico)

Bridget Donahue

New York City, NY (USA)

Casa Quien

Santo Domingo (Dom. Rep.)


San Juan (Puerto Rico)


New York City, NY (USA)

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

New York, NY (USA) + Rome (Italy)

Karen Huber

Mexico City (Mexico)

Karla Osorio

Brasilia + São Paulo (Brazil)

LatchKey Gallery

New York City, NY (USA)


San Juan (Puerto Rico)


Boston, MA (USA)

Shoot The Lobster

New York City, NY (USA) + Los Angeles, CA (USA)

The Green Gallery

Milwaukee, WI (USA)

White Columns

New York City, NY (USA)

yours mine & ours

New York City, NY (USA)


Curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates

MECANISMOS is a platform where emerging galleries, exhibition spaces and venues – for the sale and exposure of contemporary art practices – may present the work of up-and-coming artists who have entered the market after 2008. Proposals were based on a curatorial concept within the context of an art fair. The applications were reviewed by Carla Acevedo-Yates, Associate Curator at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU. The projects selected include proposals by:

Km 0.2

San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Sofía Shaula Reeser del Río

San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Fem Trap

San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Exuberância Store

São Paulo (Brazil)

Household Animism

San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Alexandre Bavard

presented by Justkids

Y Gallery

New York City, NY (USA)

Nyugen Smith

(Caribbean-American / Haiti-Trinidad)


MECA Special Projects are a curator/artist led section that features the works of mid-career and established artists. For this second edition, MECA presents four artists from Puerto Rico.

Bobby Cruz

presented by Galería Petrus

Ricardo Cabret + Maximilian Julia

presented by DD-Diseño™

Ivelisse Jiménez

presented by ÁREA: Lugar de proyectos

Carlos Mercado

Presented by Art & Design Studio



Special performance by Nyugen Smith & Marvin Fabien

Saturday, November 17th at 5:30PM


Special performance by Alexandre Bavard (Paris, FR)
in collaboration with dance company LA TRINCHERA (San Juan, PR)
presented by Justkids (San Juan, PR)

Interpreted by
Beatriz Irizarry
Marili Pizarro
Cristina Lugo
Paola Adorno
Giovanna Sosa
Nayaret Candelario

Original music by: Hugo Doustet & Mosa 87

Friday, November 16th at 6:30PM
Sunday, November 18th at 4:00PM