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OCCTAC Director of Arts Education Exhibits at International Art Fair
February 2020


Carlos Beltran Arechiga, OCCTAC’s Director of Arts Education, participated in the prestigious QiPO Fair in Mexico City this past month. QiPO Fair is an international contemporary art event organized by members of the QiPO curatorial collective in partnership with Reurbano during Art Fair Week in Mexico City. Because of his participation in this year’s art fair, Carlos was invited to a month-long Artists’ Residency this summer at the arts organization, Farm & Brewery, in Berlin, Germany. This is Carlos’ second year to exhibit at QiPO.


QiPO Fair 02, happening February 6-9, 2020, featured proposals by alternative and artist-run spaces, and curatorial and artist collectives from Mexico and around the world.  This event took place in uninhabited, repurposed spaces at the "Gaona", an exquisite, Neocolonial building constructed during the Porfiriato period in Mexico City’s Historic Center situated within walking distance from notable galleries and major art events happening simultaneously. 

QiPO Fair is a multi-project exhibition conceived and designed to provide amplified exposure to the vibrant artist-run initiatives and independent projects from contemporary art cities around the world. Not so much a radical departure, this showcase provides an unconventional and refreshing context to the city’s more “official” events. Along with other exhibitors from Europe, USA and the Mexican republic, this second edition places special emphasis on projects from Los Angeles and Mexico City where the principal QiPO Directors respectively reside. 

The QiPO collective is a project of Fulcrum Arts’ Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. Press about the event can be accessed here:


Congratulations, Carlos!