Alfadir Luna

Procession of Senior del Maiz

Alfadir Luna, based in Mexico City, has developed a practice over the past several years of working with the merchants of the Mercado de La Merced in the historic center of the city. The location has been used as a merchant site dating back to Pre-Colombian times. Recently the market has faced threats from developers, including those within the local government.  Alfadir has installed himself as an artist and organizer within the market and has helped develop a center for “cultural reflection” where merchants can activate various social and cultural processes.

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Encounters – Mexico City and Oaxaca