Dos Mares


Dos Mares encourages mobility and visibility of artists through international residencies programs. Artists are welcomed in France, Marseille and Paris for a period period of time between 1 and 3 months. These residences focus on art research and not production, the goal is to requestion artistic problematics, processes, approaches, plastic vocabulary, rethink projects, in a stimulating framework, conducive to encounters and discussions.

Residents at Dos Mares are from all regions of the world with the particularity to be in contact, in their life or work, with a territory of strong population density or living in a big metropolis. An artists network is simultaneously created, allowing residents to continue building its artistic and social connections.

During these residences the artist is accompanied regularly by one or more speakers in order to re-interrogate its practice, to deepen into semantic analyses of its artistic approach, to find new clues of work to broaden its scope.

Through a regular work of reflection, activated with discussions, often informal, the invited artist will be able to have a break in its artistic production, to rethink the articulation of the concepts which feed its plastic proposals.

It is not about producing a particular work or exhibitions but to confront its whole past work and to extract of it potentialities. A part of the residency work will be also dedicated to the manufacturing of proposal attempts, experiments tending to extent research axes, to validate them, to correct them or to restate them.

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Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

The non-profit association DOS MARES was born from the desire of Ronald Reyes in order to provide Central American artists, his native region*, the possibility to
confront their practice beyond national borders. Quickly, Ronald extended it to Latin America, then to Europe and the world.

* Ronald Reyes is a Costa Rican visual artist, has shown his work in San Jose, Arles, Mexico City, Rome, Amsterdam, New York.

Organisation founded in: 2013
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Dos Mares covers a high amount of the total for most of the residencies, an artists mobility grant and a research grant are covered in the core program.In some of the residencies, the selected resident will have to cover part of the charges.Dos Mares provides a list of grants, artists may check it in order to ask for grants in his country.We provide artists with an acceptance letter to the program to facilitate the process.For partnership programs see our website or contact:
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Open Studios
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Marseille Provence Airport
Nearest Train Station: Gare Saint Charles
How to reach by plane: Marseille Provence Airporthttp://www.marseille.aeroport.frRegular or charter flights between Marseille and 81 cities throughout the world.Flights from the following French mainland and Corsican towns : Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Calvi, Clermont-Ferrand, Figari, Lille, Limoges, Lyon, Mezt-Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Pau, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse.45 daily links with Paris (1 hr. 15 min. flight)Flights between Marseille and the following European cities : Amsterdam, Athens, Basle, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Porto, Rome, Venice and Zurich.North AmericaMarseille-TorontoMarseille- Montreal
How to reach by train: Marseille passenger train station, Gare St-Charles is served by both metro lines. ( 10 minutes walk to Dos Mares flat ) Daily TGV connections Marseille – Paris Gare de Lyon : 12 TGVs (3 hr.journey) Marseille – Marne la Vall??e (Disneyland Paris) : 4 TGVS Marseille – Roissy Airport : 5 TGVS Marseille – Lyon : 8 TGVS Marseille – Brussels : 3 direct TGVS or Paris TGV + Thalys Marseille – London : 5 TGVS to Lille and Eurostar connection. Connections between the main stations in European countries and Marseille, changing trains in Paris then taking the TGV from Paris to Marseille (3h00 journey)Austria Vienna – Marseille : direct via Nice + VeniceSpain Barcelona – Marseille : changing at Port-Bou or Avignon Madrid – Marseille : changing at Irun or Barcelona or Port-BouItaly Rome – Marseille : direct via Genoa/Ventimiglia – Venice Marseille direct via Milan/Genoa – Milan – Marseille : direct via VentimigliaPortugal Hendaye – Toulouse – MarseilleSwitzerland Gen??ve – Marseille : directFrom St-Charles railway station, you can get to Vieux-Port by subway (two stops):
How to reach by car: Marseille is easily accessible as three motorways linking Spain, Italy and Northern Europe intersect at Marseille.From ParisParis to Marseille is 775 kms (482 miles) taking around 7 hours depending on your speed. There are tolls on the autoroutes. From Barcelona The 500km drive from Barcelona to Marseille takes about 4h45m, traveling mainly on the AP-7 and A9 roads. Note – AP roads are toll roads.
Street & Number: 5 rue Vian
Postal Code: 13006
City: Marseille
Country long: France
5 rue Vian
Marseille 13006 FRA
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