September 28, 2016-January 28, 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


This fall and winter the Mexican Cultural Institute will host the exhibit DELIMITATIONS, which catalogs the work of artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor. The exhibit inauguration will take place Wednesday, September 28 at 6:45 pm and will include a presentation by and discussion with the artists.

DELIMITATIONS catalogs a 2400 mile long, site-specific installation that traces the border between Mexico and the United States as it existed in 1821. In marking the short-lived historic boundary with a series of monuments that mimic those installed along the contemporary border between Mexico and the United States, Ramírez and Taylor question the permanence of borders. Their work acknowledges the territory that Mexico lost and makes a claim for the present, not to contest the current boundary but to prompt a recognition that the United States and Mexico have a shared history and common interests.

See the DELIMITATIONS bloghere

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut's exhibit 2,000 Miles: Divided Land, Common Humanity. You can learn more about their exhibit by clicking here.

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
September 28, 2016-January 28, 2017
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturdays, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Free Admission

October 6, 2016 - January 7, 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


This fall the Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to present the exhibit The Overflow of Productivity Logic, featuring select works of modern and contemporary art from the Coppel Collection.

The Overflow of Productivity Logic, with works by artists Cristina Lucas, Irving Penn, Abraham Cruzvillegas, and more, features a selection of pieces that, through gestures, evocations, or representations, displace the meaning of some of the conceptual pillars of the prevailing economic model. Through three thematic axes, the exhibit calls into question production processes and economic exchange, reflects upon the role that the economy plays in the constitution of an individual, and challenges the logic of "productivity" within the capitalistic economic model.

As part of the exhibition, on October 12 at 6:45pm the Institute will host a lecture by Mireya Escalante, the director of the Coppel Collection. Her talk will explore the exhibit, as well as the history and work of the Collection.

The Coppel Collection was started by Isabel and Agustin Coppel in the 1990s with a selection of Mexican modern art, which they promptly redirected to both national and international contemporary art with an important emphasis on photography. The collection is committed to the research and dissemination of contemporary art, supporting exhibitions, publications, research and art projects.

RSVP to the lecture here

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
October 6, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Lecture October 12, 6:45pm
Free Admission

November 4-December 18 at the Hillyer Art Space and Mexican Cultural Institute


See the work of Mexican photographer Leonor Solís as part of Fotoweek DC 2016. Solís will be featured in the exhibit Challenging Adversity: Ibero-America Copes with Climate Change being shown at the Hillyer Art Space. The exhibit, presented by AACIA, examines how populations of Ibero-American countries have managed to face the vicissitudes caused by climate change through small ventures with more or less technological influence.

More info about Challenging Adversity here

In addition to the work of Leonor Solís, the Mexican Cultural Institute's currents exhibits DELIMITATIONS and The Overflow of Productivity Logic will be included as part of the festival.

Learn about The Overflow of Productivity Logic and DELIMITATIONS as part of Fotoweek DC 2016

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Ct NW
Washington, DC 20008

December 15, 2016, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Join the Mexican Cultural Institute for a lecture with Philadelphia Museum of Art Curator, Matthew Affron. Affron will discuss Modern Art and Mexico and the Philadelphia Museum of Art's current exhibit on Mexican Modernism Paint the Revolution.

Matthew Affron is the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His essays have appeared in exhibitions about cubism, abstract art, and modern art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other institutions. He is a co-curator of Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950, an exhibition that is currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and which will travel to the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, in February 2017.

RSVP to the discussion at the MCI here

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
December 15, 6:45pm


El Instituto Cultural Mexicano (ICM) y la Sección Consular de la Embajada de México en Washington, D.C., convocan a los residentes en el área de DMV y Virginia Occidental a participar en el Primer Concurso de Nacimientos Mexicanos.

Con el propósito de mantener vivas nuestras tradiciones y estrechar los lazos con las comunidades de mexicanos en el Distrito de Columbia, Maryland, Virginia y Virginia Occidental, se realizará este concurso de nacimientos tradicionales en el Instituto Cultural Mexicano en Washington, D.C.

Se aceptarán las primeras 30 inscripciones que se reciban a partir del 1 de noviembre de 2016.

Descargar información sobre la convocatoria aquí

Descargar el formato de registro aquí