MECA: Ephemeral Museum for Art and Culture, 10 Days of Contemporary Art


Friday, May 17 at 10:00 AM with the Secretary of Culture of Yucatán, Loreto Noemí Villanueva Trujillo, and media representatives

Open to the Public:

From Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 26 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

From May 17 to May 26, Galería Secreta will transform into a museum to offer visitors an experience that promotes the enjoyment and understanding of contemporary art. Through guided tours of its spacious exhibition halls and special activities with curators, museographers, and artists of the exhibited works, visitors will engage in a refreshing exchange of ideas, reflections, and enriching learning experiences.

MECA will showcase the work of 12 visual artists across 6 exhibition halls, featuring more than 120 pieces of expressionist, abstract, and pop art. From established artists like the respected master Gabriel Ramírez, a native of Mérida, to emerging artists and those from other countries, the event will collectively enhance the cultural offerings of the city and leave a profound inspirational impact. Artists such as Ralf Walter, Roy Sobrino, Jordi Alós, Ariel Guzmán, Jorge Carlos Zoreda, Jaime Barrera, Celina Fernández, Lida Ponce, Francisco Barajas, Marcos González “Foreman,” and Rodrigo Morán will conclude a successful season for Galería Secreta in the magnificent culturally significant building in the beautiful Santiago neighborhood.


This surprising and dynamic project, MECA: Ephemeral Museum for Culture and Art, will be managed by cultural promoter Abril Cortés. It is an initiative by Lic. Mario Torre, creator of Galería Secreta and curator of the experiences, aimed at contributing to the development of culture and art in Mérida, Yucatán.


Visiting hours will be from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and admission will cost $100 pesos. Children enter for free, and students with ID and senior citizens pay $50 pesos. The ticket includes all activities.

Schedule of events

Friday, May 17

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour 

7:30 – 8:30 PM Presentation of the piece “Peace on Earth” with Spanish artist Rodrigo Morán


Saturday, May 18

11:00 – 12 AM “The Art Market: Challenges and Opportunities” Reflections and experiences of the director of Galería Secreta, Mario Torre

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour

7:30 – 8:30 PM “We are Machangos” a contemporary visual narrative with the artist in situ 

Jordi Alós


Sunday, May 19

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour

7:30 – 8:30 PM Guided Tour


Monday, May 20

5:00 – 6:30 PM “Live Setup: Interaction with Museographer Eduardo Serrano” Practical workshop

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour

7:30 – 9:00 PM “Contemporary Curatorial Practices: Suggesting, Connecting, and Provoking” Theoretical-practical course with curator Alberto Arceo


Tuesday May 21

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour

7:30 – 8:30 PM “Nothing is Silent on Earth: A Journey Through the Life and Work of Maestro Gabriel Ramírez” with Mtra. Samia Farah, curator of the exhibition


Wed May 22

6:00-9:00 pm “Creating Collectively: Artwork Intervened by the Public” with artist Ariel Guzmán

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour

7:30 – 8:30 PM “Katharsis: Conversation About the Work of Artist Ralf Walter” with cultural journalist Teté Mézquita


Thursday, May 23

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour

7:30 – 8:30 PM “Game Over” Opening of the Pop Art Exhibition, with artist Ariel Guzmán


Friday, May 24

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour

7:30 – 8:30 PM Guided Tour


Saturday, May 25

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour

7:30 – 8:30 PM “Museum Night”, host of the Noche Blanca event, organized by the Municipality of Mérida


Sunday, May 26

6:00 – 6:45 PM Guided Tour

8:00 – 9:00 PM CLOSING EVENT

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