November 14th – 21st, 2023

20th Edition Festival

2023 marks a very special milestone: our 20th Edition.

Artists taking the stage include four-time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sánchez, who scored Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, presenting his project SHIFT – ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ & BAD HOMBRE w/ THANA ALEXA, BIGYUKI + LEX SADLER; opening sets by Ampersan’s fresh style combining Mexican folklore and poetry with electronic elements, and Echoes in Proximity, a recent alternative jazz and ambient music project by Carlo Nicolau and Juan Cristóbal Pérez Grobet.

Mayan rapper Pat Boy, whose music was featured in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will also take the stage.

Mexican Choreographers on the Move showcases award-winning choreographers Lourdes Luna, Geraldine Cardiel, Erick Montes, Argelia Arreola, and Raúl Tamez in their most recent solo works.

Family Day features Tesoros de México, a cultural and didactic journey through Mexico’s musical works for piano with pianist César Reyes, and Alicia, el Ballet y Yo by Reyna Pérez in an interactive storytelling event about a girl’s journey learning the history of ballet that comes to life through movement.

Our program honors the late Mexican photographer Lourdes Grobet and the last two projects she completed before her passing. We also pay tribute to iconic actor Ignacio López Tarso with a screening of the supernatural drama Macario, the first Mexican film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Diana Wangeman, a Brooklyn-based, Oaxacan cook and restaurateur (Sobre Masa) will share a food presentation on Maize Species and Traditional Ingredients.

Mexican-American photographer Daniel Ramos will discuss his solo exhibition Eres Muy Hermosa, now on view at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York.

Artist Ximena Pérez Grobet will explore the process of creating, editing, and publishing a limited edition of Reading Finnegans Wake in an exclusive seminar/artist talk.

Translator Christina MacSweeney, and acclaimed authors Jazmina Barrera and Valeria Luiselli will gather in conversation inspired by Jazmina’s first novel: Cross-Stitch. In Stitches, Secrets, Shame they’ll talk about travel, art, identity, and translation. Moderated by CJ Evans (Editor, Two Lines Press).

Mexico Writes Now features writers Álvaro Enrigue, Ximena Santaolalla, Naief Yehya, and Oswaldo Zavala in a conversation centered around their writing practice and the way their Mexican identity permeates their work; with and curated by award-winning writer Carmen Boullosa. 

Learn more About the Festival HERE!