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Ensayo. Group show in Madrid. Suwon Lee/Patricia Martín/Omar Gámez

February 22, 2019


Nativa: a traveling pop-up gallery is born


With the exhibition Ensayo (Rehearsal) a nomadic and mutant project aimed at the promotion of Latin American artists emerges.

Opening on February 26 at 6pm at Doctor Fourquet 31, Madrid



Nativa is a temporary gallery proposal, with ephemeral and changing exhibition space. As an art project directed by artists, it promotes the work of emerging creators, mainly from Latin America. Its main objective is to provide a visibility platform through the exhibition and sale of works in small and medium format at affordable prices.


All the exhibited artworks are printed with high technical quality, as well as framed, for their better conservation, with materials such as acid-free passepartout and permanent inks. The works, in numbered prints, are delivered with certificates of authenticity signed by the artists.


Ensayo, the first exhibition as an itinerant pop-up gallery, brings together the work of three creators focused on photography as a medium: Patricia Martín and Omar Gámez from Mexico, and Suwon Lee from Venezuela. The works create a thematic exchange from three different approaches towards the of understanding of the human condition. These are: the iconography of the Mayan imaginary (Martín), the balance and intimacy of human relationships and emotions (Gámez), and the contemporary natural and urban landscape as a meditation on the sublime (Lee). In other words, the deep psyche, the binding sphere of the emotional and the spirit.



Omar Gámez recently won the acquisition prize of the XVIII Biennial of photography at Centro de la Imagen in Mexico. He has had the support of the Fomento a proyectos 2007-2008 program and Jóvenes creadores FONCA, editions 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. He is a member of the National System of Art Creators in Mexico since 2018. His work belongs to the collections of the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) of the UNAM, Centro de la Imagen and  Fundación Televisa in Mexico, as well as private collections in New York and Buenos Aires. He published his first monograph in 2009, entitled The dark book, Mexico-Barcelona, ​​Editorial RM. In 2013 the second in limited edition entitled The first day, the last and in 2015 Yesterday sacrifice, today edited story by Conaculta in the Círculo de Arte collection.


Patricia Martín has exhibited her work in Mexico, the United States, France, Spain, Egypt, Canada and China. Her images have been reproduced in books and in specialized publications, including 160 years of photography in Mexico, Foto povera and 52 women in art. Her work is part of the collections of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan, the Lehigh University of Pennsylvania, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Francisco, the National Photo Library (INAH), El Museo del Chopo (UNAM), The Autumn Salon of Paris and The FotoMuseo Collection of Bogotá, among others. She has participated in various photographic festivals such as Fotofest in Houston, PhotoEspaña in Madrid, El Jardín de Academus, Art and Education Laboratories at the University Museum of Contemporary Art MUAC of the UNAM Mexico and the Visible Rights Encounter at Harvard University in the USA.


The photographic work of Suwon Lee has been recognized on several occasions and exhibited in international institutions such as Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Museo Amparo de Puebla, Mexico, Biennial of the Americas: Draft Urbanism, 9th Mercosul Biennial, among others. Recently, three of her photographs were integrated into the MoMA New York permanent collection, and she was a fellow of the artist residency program at Vermont Studio Center and FAAP Art Residences in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her works belong to several collections such as: Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Banco Mercantil Venezuela Collection, Museu de Arte Brasileira of Art Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation in Sao Paulo, CIFO Miami, as well as private collections in Caracas, Bogota, Miami, United States, Spain, Germany , Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.


Ensayo will take place from February 26 to March 5, 2019 in Doctor Fourquet, 31, Madrid.


The inauguration will be on Tuesday, February 26 from 18 to 22h.







Nace Nativa, galería pop up itinerante


Con la muestra Ensayo aparece un proyecto nómada y mutante destinado a la promoción de artistas latinoamericanos.

Inaugura el 26 de febrero a las 18h en Doctor Fourquet 31, Madrid



Nativa es una propuesta de galería temporal, con sede efímera y cambiante. Como proyecto de arte dirigido por artistas, promueve la obra de creadores emergentes, principalmente latinoamericanos. El objetivo principal es brindar una plataforma de difusión por medio de la exhibición y venta de obras de alta calidad en pequeño y mediano formato a precios accesibles.  


Todas las obras expuestas son impresas con rigor técnico y calidad de archivo, así como enmarcadas, para su mejor conservación, con materiales como passepartout libre de ácido y tintas permanentes. Las obras, de tiraje numerado, se entregan con certificados de autenticidad firmados por los artistas.