‘aceAIR | 3rd 2016 open call | Production Residency @ Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description of residency program
´acePIRARArtist-in-Residence International Program aims to support all kind of contemporary artistic practices (including performance and curatorial proposals) through research and production residencies, promoting the exchange, debate, experimentation and collaborative work.
A program that provides time, space and guidance to explore expanded as well as traditional print media, while it connects the artists with the art scene of Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of the Latin America cultural capitals. The 'ace residency
The Production Residences are intended to produce new work, a project or a site-specific installation with the possibility to show the finished work at the end of the stay. We welcome all kind of projects and encourage submitting those that question the singularity of the art object by using the reproducible capacity of printmaking, photography, new media, design and/or their interfaces, blurring their boundaries.
Duration of residency
The program encompasses a period of 3-week residence. Slots can be selected here. Artists can apply for any slot for the current year or next year among those posted at the web site. Residency working time starts on first Monday at 10am and ends on last Friday at 6pm.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
CANDIDATES FOR THE PRODUCTION RESIDENCY
a) Established as well as emerging artists who want to produce a body of work or to start a project that involves production, which may include an exhibition/installation.
b) Established as well as emerging artists who need technical assistance to develop new work with traditional or experimental techniques of printmaking, or want to explore new techniques and young artists interests in receiving technical and conceptual advice.
c) Established as well as emerging printmakers that would like to access to specific equipment to produce their work, editions or to make large size prints with or without assistance from the master printer.
Artists have two different possibilities of lodging:
A) Aloj´ace is our guesthouse, an apartment equipped to accommodate artists and curators. The apartment is fully furnished with a full kitchen and bath and all cost (Internet WI-FI, cable television, local phone usage, cleaning, linen and utilities) included. This apartment can receive a single artist.
B) The artist may arrange its own lodging by renting an apartment, staying with friends or in hostels, hotels, B&B, etc. Buenos Aires is a city that offers many lodging options, as the city is plenty of places to stay.
Artists that choose the Production Residency use the 'ace workshop: a large, quiet space with lots of light coming from several large windows and two skylights. The shop includes equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and new print processes including Intaglio, Monotype/Monoprint, Woodblock, Waterless Lithography, Silk-aquatint, Photpolymer Intaglio, as well as artists' books and Drawing.
Fees and support
Non application fee. The production residency has a basic fee and the artist can select other options : lodging, materials or technical assistance. Basic fee covers studio space, access to equipment. The residency fee does not include travel, health insurance and shipping expenses.
Expectations towards the artist
The Production Residences are opportunities to:
o Develop a new body of work having the possibility to present it to the Buenos Aires artistic community at the end of the residency in a casual open studio format.
o Exhibit a body of work or design a site-specific installation for the Políglota Room or the Central Hall, having a formal opening and reception.
o Make a series of monotypes, and edition of prints or artist books (bringing the plates or doing the plates at ´ace).
o Have technical assistance and assistants to intensively produce in a short period of time.
o Other proposals that involve the production of new work within our facilities and expertise.
After receiving all the information for the specific type of residency (Production, Exploration, SUB30, Palimpsest mural painting residency or micro-residency) artists complete an application form which the 'ace team will provide.