Mexico's Top 10 Contemporary Artists


Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is a minor holiday in Mexico, but a big reason for Mexicans to celebrate their heritage and cultural pride in the United States. In recognition of the holiday, which commemorates the Mexican armyโ€™s defeat of invading French forces in the 1860s, weโ€™ve assembled an exciting mix of contemporary Mexican artists who are becoming world renowned. Rooted in folklore, social issues, and popular culture, these artists โ€” ranging from Gabriel Orozco , whoโ€™s been canonized at MoMA , and Damiรกn Ortega , a standout at Londonโ€™s White Cube , to Julieta Aranda , a rising star who has tricked out the Guggenheim โ€” turn the local into the conceptual for international appetites.

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