Isabel and Agustin Coppel began their art collection in the 1990s particularly with a selection of Mexican modern art, which they promptly redirected to both national and international contemporary art with an important emphasis on photography.
Interested in promoting contemporary art and with the intention to reach a wider audience, the collection ventured into the public sphere as a non-profit association, Isabel and Agustin Coppel Collection (CIAC) A.C. chaired by Agustin Coppel Luken, president of Grupo Coppel.
CIAC is committed to the research and dissemination of contemporary art, supporting exhibitions, publications, research and art projects.In addition to the support provided to different art projects, and with the aim of creating a closer dialogue with a wider audience, CIAC develops projects like exhibitions, publications, apps and audio guides, which allow not only to show its collection, but also to create and share knowledge about the art of our time. To carry out these projects, CIAC works closely with renowned art professionals as well as public and private museums, thinking about these partnerships as a way to reach different audiences.
With the interest on art promotion, in addition to her participation in CIAC, Isabel Gomez de Coppel is part of the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, while Agustin Coppel Luken is part of the patronage of Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.