Everything You Are I Am Not
Latin American contemporary art from
the Tiroche DeLeon Collection

Curated by Catherine Petitgas

December 3 – 6, 2015


Presented in collaboration with Mana Contemporary’s second Miami edition, this exhibition presents a selection of key works of Latin American contemporary art from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection.


The title, Everything you are I am not, is borrowed from a work that is presented in the show by Argentina’s most visible artist, Adrián Villar Rojas. It alludes to the common practice among contemporary artists from the region to subvert the canons of mainstream art to produce thought-provoking, often humorous works. With 55 pieces by 30 artists, the exhibition will explore several different facets of this approach. Highlights include a focus on ‘experimental’ drawing with individual displays by artists such as Eduardo Basualdo, from Argentina; Mateo López and Nicolás Paris from Colombia; deconstructed painting and sculpture with large-scale displays by Brazilian artists Leda Catunda, Adriano Costa, Maria Nepomuceno, Erika Verzutti and Cuban artists Los Carpinteros, among others; and a strong emphasis on street art and urban culture, with large-scale participative installations by Os Gêmeos and Paulo Nazareth from Brazil, and individual displays by Mexican artists Pedro Reyes, Moris, and Edgardo Aragón.  

The works are selected from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection by the internationally renowned, London-based art historian, patron, and collector Catherine Petitgas, who has a strong focus on contemporary art from Latin America.  

The Tiroche DeLeon Collection was established in January 2011 by Serge Tiroche and Russ DeLeon with a focus on the up and coming art scenes of Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

This exhibition is being held at Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd Street, Miami, Florida.



Press Release
Tiroche DeLeon Collection

(1) Adriano Costa, When Attitudes Become Farm, 2013
(2) Os Gemeos, Sem Titulo, 2008-2010
(3) Paulo Nazareth, Banana Market/ Art Market, 2011


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