Established by María Inés Sicardi in 1994, Sicardi Gallery was among the first in the United States to represent avant-garde and contemporary artists from Latin America. Today, the gallery is known as Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino, recognizing its founder’s twenty-three-year partnership with Allison Ayers and Carlos Bacino.
The gallery represents a provocative range of artists, from such modernist masters as Jesus Rafael Soto, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt), and Carlos Cruz-Diez, to internationally recognized contemporary artists, including Oscar Muñoz, Liliana Porter, Miguel Angel Rojas, Marco Maggi, and Gabriel de la Mora, as well as the Estates of León Ferrari, Manuel Espinosa, Mercedes Pardo, and Alejandro Otero. These artists have been instrumental in shaping the character and dynamics of the gallery, inspiring an innovative program of solo and cross-generational exhibitions, and promoting experimental artistic urban projects worldwide. Growing in tandem with the emerging field of modern Latin American art in Houston and the US, Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino extends its reach by advancing new models of artistic production and intellectual collaboration with universities, museums, and other cultural organizations.
Through solid relationships with artists, curators, art historians, and art collectors, the gallery continues to place its represented artists’ work in seminal museums and collections, build and disseminate research on these artists, and remain a stimulating platform for intellectual debate and creative exploration within the community.
Designed by Brave Architecture, the gallery building is located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, directly across from The Menil Collection. The 5,900 sq. ft. gallery includes two floors of exhibition space, a research center with archives, and a library. Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), an invitation-only organization that recognizes the highest levels of expertise and professional standards in the art market.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso
Estate of Manuel Espinosa
Estate of León Ferrari
Gego (Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt)
Gabriel de la Mora
Reynier Leyva Novo
Estate of Alejandro Otero
Estate of Mercedes Pardo
Miguel Angel Ríos
Miguel Angel Rojas
Joaquin Torres-García & The School of the South