This catalogue accompanied the exhibition Portadores de sentido. Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros that took place at the Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico (February–July 2019). The show was curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy and Sara Meadows and brought together 70 contemporary artists from 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean whose works were acquired by the CPPC between 1990 and 2015. The works in the exhibition are informed by artistic research that elicits narratives, resources and associations with a number of disciplines. With those disciplines in mind, the exhibition was organized into four groupings, each one of which borrowed methodology or derived inspiration from areas of inquiry beyond aesthetics: Insertions (ethnography and its theories); Excursions (analysis of geography; Concrete Environments (implication of urbanism); and Mediations (media and mass communication).