The 9.99 Gallery
The 9.99 is a gallery whose main objective is the promotion and circulation of contemporary art, mainly Guatemalan, as a result of a growing interest in international circuits.
The 9.99 Gallery works mainly with artists who emerged in the 1990s, such as Andrea Aragón, Darío Escobar, Diana de Solares, and Patrick Hamilton, not to mention longtime artists such as Isabel Ruiz, who started working in the early 1980s.
It also shows the work of a group of young artists who began to circulate internationally in the early and mid-2000s, including Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Christian Lord, Edgar Orlaineta, Sandra Monterroso and Tepeu Choc, artists of interest to local and international collector. Emerging artists include Diego Sagastume and Sergio Valencia Salazar.
The 9.99 Gallery began as 9.99 / Proyecto in 2008 in the Elma Building, designed by the architect Carlos Asensio Wunderlich (1919-2013) in 1950 and located in the Portal del Comercio in downtown Guatemala City.
The Gallery currently operates in the Edificio Passarelli, an Art Deco building from the early 1940s, also located in the heart of the City at 5a. Avenida 11-16 Zona 1.
The 9.99 Gallery maintains a dynamic program of five to six individual, collective, and historical exhibitions a year held in its main gallery, and an equal number of artist projects in the Project Room.