VECINOS features five prominent artists living and working in Mexico: Eduardo Sarabia, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Gonzalo Lebrija, Gabriel Rico and Gwladys Alonzo. Aged between 26 and 45, they represent different career points within a new generation emerging from Mexico and gaining notoriety in international circles. Most established are Gonzalo Lebrija and Eduardo Sarabia each of whom have exhibited extensively internationally —Sarabia has a concurrent solo exhibition at the Mistake Room Los Angeles. Cynthia Gutiérrez, whose work is currently presented in the 57th Biennale di Venezia, has a solo museum exhibition currently at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.
VECINOS explores the relationship between memory and place. With varied types of production and distinct methodologies the artists explore notions of modernity, citizenship and socio-political impact. Each has an embedded microhistory that speaks to the traditions of place and a distinct socio-cultural landscape. Throughout the exhibition, these artists examine collective memory and individual perception, whether putting a lens to narratives that define place, or utilizing materials and processes associated with a specific region.