Eugenio López Alonso

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Eugenio López Alonso

Eugenio López Alonso is owner of Colección Jumex an international contemporary art collection. He has been a pioneer in the realm of contemporary art collecting in Mexico. Over the past twenty years, he has focused his efforts on circulating information about contemporary art practice and on fostering its development. In 2001 he formally established himself as an art promoter with the creation of the Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, of which he is president. This not-for-profit institution receives support from Grupo Jumex, a company founded by his father, Eugenio López Rodea.[1]

López’s philanthropic work has been recognized through his continual support of different museums in Mexico in their programming of educational activities, publications related to the visual arts, and through the grants that Fundación Jumex awards every year to curators and artists for postgraduate studies abroad. The creation of the Museo Jumex in 2013 has further established López’s influence in the international cultural landscape.

López is currently a member of the board of trustees of other institutions in Mexico like the Museo Rufino Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, the Museo de Arte Moderno and the Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo (PAC). In the US, López is on the board of trustees of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). It is thanks to his interest in contemporary Latin American art that the MOCA established the JUMEX FUND. He has also supported the making of exhibitions and publications at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Moore Space, Miami, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Colección Jumex includes works by Mexican and international artists like Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Dan Flavin, Louise Bourgeois, Cy Twombly and Gabriel Orozco, among many others.[2][3] Los Angeles.[4]


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