Casa Lü

We offer two different residency programs:

​MEXICO CITY RESIDENCY PROGRAM. The participants live and work in Casa Lü. While working on their personal projects they are encouraged to visit Mexico City’s dynamic art scene. We provide a calendar with openings and other artistic events, as well as a list of recommendations for museums, galleries and other local attractions.

​The residency lasts for 4 or 6 weeks. There are fixed start and end dates and residents are expected to participate during the whole length of the program. There are weekly meetings for work critiques, discussions and other activities. Residents are invited to present their work in a group show at the end of their stay.

TEPOZTLAN RESIDENCY PROGRAM is a self-directed program.The participants live and work in Casa Lü Tepoztlán. While working on their personal projects they are encouraged to present their work to fellow residents, staff members and local guests for feedback. We provide a list of recommendations for museums, galleries and other local attractions.

The residency lasts for 1 to 3 months. There are no fixed start and end dates. Residents who stay for 3 months are welcomed to show their work in a solo show at our gallery in Casa Lü Mexico City. The show includes transportation of works, curatorial advice, assistance on installation, exhibition opening and photos.

Residency Programme since: 2017
Description of Organisation:

“In Tibetan, the word for body is ‘lü’, which means ‘something you leave behind,’ like baggage. Each time we say ‘lü’, it reminds us that we are only travelers, taking temporary refuge in this life and this body.” Sogyal Rinpoche

​Casa Lü is also a place where you can take temporary refuge to concentrate on your artistic practice. The aim of our program is for residents to focus on the production of their work while creating a network and dialogue within emerging artists from all over the world.

Organisation founded in: 2017
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Photography
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Cleaning
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Woodworking tools
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : With local workshop facilities
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de M_Ñ_xico
    Street & Number: Correggio 42
    Postal Code: 03710
    City: Mexico City
    Country long: Mexico
    Correggio 42
    Mexico City 03710 MEX
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