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Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) Collection Opens at MAZ

Curator: Jesús Fuenmayor, Program Director & Visiting Curator at University Galleries, School of Art + Art History, University of Florida

Curatorial Assistant: Macarena Deij Prado

Dates: September 4th, 2022 – January 8th, 2023

About the exhibition:

What is contemporary Latin American art? Who are its exponents? What is the role of art collectors in this sphere? These are difficult questions to answer, but they allow us to relay with concision the content of the exhibition Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) Collection.

Since its inception in 2002, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation has shaped one of the most extensive and substantial programs of contemporary Latin American art. It includes artists from all generations, countries of origin, fields, preferences, and experiences. In this exhibition the three customary CIFO generational distinctions are reflected: established, mid-career, and emerging artists. Also reflected are the predominant geographical origins: Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, México, Perú, Uruguay and Venezuela, many of whom have found other horizons beyond their places of origin. All these artists have been trained both in the academic fields of their countries and in the art schools of the reputed avant-garde centers. Many of them are immersed in a range of multidisciplinary or hybrid practices in which both traditional and the most innovative methods come together, as they incorporate into their work the infinite gamut of resources that constitute the repertoire of contemporary art. If all this diversity were not enough, most of them combine different fields of knowledge and ground their work in research, that is, they see art as an exercise in searching and a reflection upon the sociocultural environments in which they perform.

The old dichotomies that drove continental art, to wit: tradition vs. revolution; localisms vs. universalisms; the figurative vs. the abstract; political-apolitical; public-private; and so many other categories that infused certainty into the debate on regional art, are no longer operative in the contemporary world.

The exhibition will be open at MAZ in Guadalajara from September 4th, 2022 to January 8, 2023. This exhibition was presented simultaneously in 2021 in two venues, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, the University Galleries (September 14–December 3, 2021) and the Harn Museum of Art (September 7, 2021–April 24, 2022). It was previously presented in 2018 as part of the 14th International Cuenca Biennial in Cuenca, Ecuador.


Eduardo Abaroa (Mexico), Miguel Amat (Venezuela), Julieta Aranda (Mexico), Laura Belém (Brasil), Miguel Calderón (Mexico), Leyla Cárdenas (Colombia), Antonio Caro (Colombia), Ilich Castillo (Ecuador), Elena Damiani (Peru), José Gabriel Fernández (Venezuela), Marcius Galan (Brasil), Richard Garet (Uruguay – United States), Tamar Guimarães (Brasil), Runo Lagomarsino (Sweden – Argentina), David Lamelas (Argentina), Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Claudia Martínez Garay (Peru), Jorge Méndez Blake (Mexico), Felipe Meres (Brasil), Alice Miceli (Brasil), Oscar Muñoz (Colombia), Sandra Nakamura (Peru), Jorge Pedro Núñez (Venezuela), Daniela Ortiz (Perú), Nicolás Paris (Colombia), Amalia Pica (Argentina), Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (Guatemala), Manuela Ribadeneira (Ecuador), Antonio Vega Macotela (Mexico), Cecilia Vicuña (Chile).

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Tuesday to Sunday: 10 – 18 h Thursday: 10 – 22 h
Monday: closed | Free entry every day

About University Galleries

University Galleries is comprised of three art galleries that play an integral role in the teaching mission of the School of Art + Art History, College of the Arts at the University of Florida, as well as serving the entire UF and Gainesville community.

University Gallery (UG) UG’s primary mission is to provide the greater Gainesville community with a contemporary venue that explores new directions in visual art, incorporating historical perspectives as well. UG collaborates with myriad UF colleges, community and regional entities in creating a trans-disciplinary venue for artwork that is relevant to education at UF, and the greater north-central Florida region.  Exhibitions feature nationally/internationally known artists, a studio art faculty exhibition, and MFA graduating thesis project exhibitions.

Gary R. Libby Gallery presents art exhibitions that are organized by graduate student curators, in conjunction with the director of the galleries, providing an opportunity for students to learn experientially about curation, exhibition design, and presentation, and visitors to view professionally presented shows that primarily feature contemporary art.

Constance and Linton Grinter Gallery of International Art presents exhibitions organized by graduate student curators, in conjunction with the director of the galleries that feature international and multicultural artworks. This venue allows graduate students to learn experientially about curation and exhibition design, and visitors to experience art and artifacts from across world cultures.

Parking Information

Daytime parking is available in reserved spaces between Fine Arts Building C (FAC) and Inner Road. From SW 13th Street, enter campus on Museum Drive. Turn right on Newell Drive, then right on Inner Road. Turn left into the parking lot behind FAC. The first three spaces on the left are reserved for gallery use. Parking permits are issued to gallery visitors in the University Gallery.

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About the College of the Arts

The College of the Arts is one of the 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The College of the Arts offers baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its three institutionally-accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, School of Music and School of Theatre + Dance. The college is home to the Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for Arts and Public Policy, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute, University Galleries and the New World School of the Arts in Miami. More than 100 faculty members and approximately than 1,200 students work together daily to engage, inspire and create. The college hosts more than 300 performances, exhibitions and events each year. Faculty and students also exhibit and perform at other local, national and international venues. To learn more, visit

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