´acePIRAR | Artist-in-Residence International Program — Buenos Aires, Argentina
We host 4-weeks Residencies and 1-week micro-Residencies for the years 2020 and 2021.
Our residencies support contemporary visual art practices and trans-disciplinary projects (including performance art, sound art and curatorial proposals) promoting EXCHANGE, DEBATE, EXPERIMENTATION and COLLABORATIVE WORK.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF RESIDENCIES: Production | Exploration | sub30 | micro-Residency | Palimpsest
No application fee!
Open Call deadline: October 31st, 2019.
Duration of residency
Production and Exploration residencies: 4 weeks micro-Residency: 1 week. Mural Painting residency—Palimpsest Project: 10 days
´ace has two apartments that can be either shared or used by artists who wish to be alone. Lodging can be arranged with us or independently according to each artist’s, needs since Buenos Aires is a city full of options ranging from inexpensive hostels, a room in a private house or high-end quality hotels.
ABOUT BUENOS AIRES, CITY OF THE RESIDENCY Artistic residencies are a very nurturing way to grow professionally, develop an international network and explore new disciplines, techniques and ways of thinking. Buenos Aires is a multicultural city, one of Latin America’s cultural centers, and has a wide offer of visual arts, theatre, cinema and music to experience. The ´ace team will guide you through all sorts of cultural and artistic activities happening in this pulsating Latin American city that hosts great events such as ArteBA (contemporary art fair), FIBA (theatre), BAFICI (cinema), Performance Biennial (performance art), FILBA (literature), BAPhoto (photography) and many other exhibitions, conferences, festivals and more.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
´ace hosts residencies for artists, curators and researchers from a wide range of mediums and languages, such as print media, photography, video, performance art, sound art, installation, design as multiple object, digital media, artists, books, painting, illustration, textiles, new media, the interweaving between any of them and also other contemporary art practices.
We have a fully equipped workshop for non-toxic print media techniques such as photolithography, engraving, screen printing, woodcut, mokuhanga, mokulito, monotype, algraphy, bookbinding and more. Our workshop has presses, tools, an assistant and a Master Printer who works in direct contact with our resident artists to secure safe work methods, a permanent feedback during the creation process and active learning through first-hand experience and experimenting.
The ´ace team has deep knowledge and expertise in art criticism, performance art, installations, print media, and photography, and is available at all stages of the residency period to discuss possible ideas with active residents.
Studio / Workspace
artists make use of the ´ace workshop: a large, quiet space with lots of natural light and equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and new printing processes, works on papers, monotypes and artists books. In addition, the Poliglota Room is a perfect space for performance art, audio-visual installations, lectures, video projections, etc.
artists work in The Tower: a silent and luminous studio located on the second floor with an open view, accessible by a spiral staircase. It is ideal to do research, study, write and create in an independent atmosphere. Other studios can be set up according to the project proposal and each resident’s needs. There are also many tools available and a photo lab for photographic print media techniques, as well as video and sound equipments already installed for video projections or audio-visual explorations.
Fees and support
NO APPLICATION FEE.
Residencies have a basic fee and residency candidates can select other options: lodging, materials, exhibition or technical assistance.
Basic fee covers studio space, access to equipment, workshop materials (depending on the project), reviews from a professional team permanently available, pre-production and production assistance, meals and refreshments at studio hours, accident insurance, guidance through the city and cultural events, public transportation card, professional networking and a profile on ´aces website.
The residency fee does not include travel costs, travelers’ health insurance, and shipping expenses.
Expectations towards the artist
Residents at ´ace are expected to work on a specific project and present results (Production Residency) or to do their own research without a specific outcome (Exploration Residency). In both cases, presented projects for residency periods are plausible of evolving through experiences acquired within the residency periods, and residents are encouraged to embrace these experiences with an open heart and mind.
Final exhibitions by resident artists are optional, artist talks are encouraged if residents want to give them and open studio instances to foster exchange with local artist community are available in our space upon conversation with the active residents.
As a first step in the application process, interested candidates receive all necessary information about aces programs by filling out the form found on this link.
Once they received the overview documents and selected the program that best suit their needs, candidates have to start the online application process by filling out the respective online form according to the type of requested residency. This includes the description of a project or research subject for their stay plus the submission of the accompanying materials: a full CV and images or video links documenting previous works.
We DO NOT accept physical applications. CVs are to be sent by email in .pdf format and works in .jpg format, or a link to video hosting sites. The selection process considers the proposed project or research subject, its relevance to local and international art standards, its feasibility, the availability of the selected dates and how artists from different parts of the world and different backgrounds or mediums may interact with each other enriching each other’s processes.