Video: Behind Silvia Gruner's Hemispheres

"Silvia Gruner is one of the most original voices in Latin America," says Americas Society's Chief Curator Gabriela Rangel. She says Gruner's work stands out "not only because her work is very powerful, but because she contributed to the creation of a very strong field of contemporary art."

Rangel invited the Mexican independent curator Tatiana Cuevas to choose pieces for the New York exhibition, which covers a selection of Gruner's work throughout time. The exhibition will take place in an expanded version from October 2016 to January 2017 at the Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico. Hemispheres: A Labyrinth Sketchbook by Silvia Gruner presents Gruner's new "Hemispheres" piece—a two-channel video installation filmed in the artist’s garden. The exhibition gathers a condensed selection of films and photographs from the 1980s through the present.

The exhibition Hemispheres: A Labyrinth Sketchbook by Silvia Gruner is organized in collaboration with


The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of PHILLIPS, Lead Sponsor of Americas Society’s Visual Arts Program. The exhibition is also supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Additional support is provided by Genomma Lab Internacional, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mex-Am Cultural Foundation, and Harpo Foundation. In-kind support is graciously provided by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, AMEXCID, Aeromexico, and Hotel Americano.