It seems like Mexico City is the destination on everybody's lips these days. But how to avoid the overcrowded museums and trendy restaurants? Let a local show you around. Expat curator Chris Sharp gives us a real insider's look at what's hot in the emerging art scene, with tips on where to eat and drink along the way.More
Chris Sharp moved to Mexico City not expecting much. But the curator, who for 10 years worked independently at institutions like the Fondazione Giuliani in Rome, Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne, and the Museum Tinguely in Basel, arrived in the D.F. (or Distrito Federal, a common moniker for the city) in 2013 for a residency, and hasn't found a reason to leave since.
Staying at the apartment of a friend, the Mexican artist Martin Soto Climent, he quickly embarked on a project that would root him in Mexico: "We had this spontaneous idea of opening a space that would allow us to participate and contribute to the local scene in a very palpable, direct, and sustained way," Sharp says. "And that was Lulu."