kurimanzutto announces the gallery’s new location at 520 West 20th Street, New York, NY, opening November 11, 2022. This expansive ground-floor space will allow artists and their collaborators to develop and realize unique projects in New York City.
Mónica Manzutto comments, “This new home is an organic step since we opened our office and project space in New York in 2017 and confirms our commitment to the city and the constellation of institutions and individuals who support our artists around the country. This space is the result of many conversations with our artists to create a vision together. Wandering around the city and visiting spaces with artist Adrián Villar Rojas, who was then living in New York, made this process a very enjoyable one.”
The 6,700 square-foot ground-floor space is being reimagined by the award-winning architecture firm SO-IL, led by the Chinese/Dutch architects Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg. Liu established a close dialogue with Gabriel Orozco and together conceived the gallery’s layout and exhibition spaces. Conversations with Rirkrit Tiravanija and several of kurimanzutto’s artists contributed to the creation of a distinct gallery space, incorporating materials by Dr. Lakra and front desk and office furniture designed by Gabriel Sierra. Elements of artists’ practices have also been incorporated, including Nanna Ditzell textiles used by Danh Vo and lamps by Janette Laverrière featured in Nairy Baghramian's exhibitions. Under SO-IL’s leadership, the New York gallery both reinforces and extends kurimanzutto’s ethos.
José Kuri adds, “The final space builds on the gallery’s history to present a dynamic forum for future projects, bigger thinking, and fertile creativity. The possibility of weaving what we do into the future memory of the city is of deep inspiration to us.”
For more than 20 years, the gallery has endeavored to collaborate with artists working in multiple disciplines from diverse backgrounds such as Abraham Cruzvillegas, Minerva Cuevas, Carlos Amorales, Damián Ortega, Daniel Guzmán, Dr. Lakra, Gabriel Kuri, Gabriel Orozco, Jimmie Durham, Mariana Castillo Deball, Monika Sosnowska and Rirkrit Tiravanija. The gallery has formed strong relationships throughout the years with international artists including Nairy Baghramian, Adrián Villar Rojas, Danh Vo, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gabriel Sierra, Haegue Yang, Leonor Antunes, Roman Ondak and Tarek Atoui. Most recently, the gallery expanded its artist roster to include Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Roberto Gil de Montes, Oscar Murillo and Petrit Halilaj.