The annual CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW festival is turning 13! New York City’s gateway to the vibrant and dynamic range of Mexico’s contemporary art and culture scene will present literature, visual art, film, culinary, and music events at major cultural venues throughout the city from October 24 thru October 30, 2016.

Over the past decade, the Festival has highlighted the creativity, ingenuity, heritage, and heart that contemporary Mexican artists bring to the arts and the creative industry. This edition, entering into the cutting edge of contemporary expression, CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW will bring New Yorkers an exclusive glimpse into how today’s Mexican artists reflect on and reshape Mexican identity in an evolving global context.

The Festival’s multi-disciplinary nature yields a comprehensive cultural picture of the passions and concerns that make today’s Mexico so complex and fascinating.

CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW will bring emerging and established artists from across Mexico—from D.F. to Tijuana, from Ciudad Juarez  to Oaxaca—to partner cultural institutions across New York City, from the Bronx and Brooklyn to Queens. Award-winning curator and producer Claudia Norman of CN Management, internationally recognized for her expertise in contemporary Mexican arts and culture, assembles an eclectic and thrilling palate of featured projects each year, including world premieres, US debuts, and cross-cultural collaborations. CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW has celebrated over 300 artists at over 50 venues since 2004, and has established itself as the Country’s premiere showcase for contemporary Mexican arts and culture.

An independent festival, CELEBRATE MEXICO NOW has received numerous official mayoral proclamations from the City of New York, as well as special recognition by numerous Mexican institutions.

Audiences of all backgrounds are invited to journey with us.


Claudia Norman, Founder and Director
Marcia De La Garza, Marketing and Development
Ivette Mercado, Design
Catalina Fatteva, Social Media Stategist
Marcela Alvarez, Editorial
Marcela Ibarra, Intern