Mexico City’s LIGA Features Exhibition by Pedro y Juana

The Mexico City–based duo Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss (who work under the moniker Pedro y Juana) were recently selected for this year’s MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.
Pedro y Juana LIGA exhibition

The installation ¡El horizonte es nuestro! by Pedro y Juana, which debuts on March 7 and runs though May at the newly reopened LIGA gallery in Mexico City, takes the form of a diorama showcasing various urban objects. Photography: Beatriz Sokol, courtesy LIGA


In 2011, LIGA became Latin America’s first independent space entirely focused on architecture exhibitions, operating out of a high-rise in Mexico City’s trendy Roma neighborhood. But following the September 2017 earthquake that ravaged the capital, the gallery was forced to relocate. Its freshly inaugurated home is in La Laguna, an old textile factory in the nearby Doctores district that is quickly becoming a hub for small manufacturers and design studios. This month, the newly minted LIGA debuted a project by Mexico City–based duo Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, who work under the moniker Pedro y Juana and were recently selected for this year’s MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. Their Mexico City installation, called ¡El horizonte es nuestro! (“The horizon is ours!”), considers the diorama as “a radical architectural gesture,” according to LIGA, casting a series of everyday objects—many of which relate to the city’s famous informal economy—as a “window to the city.”

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