‘aceAIR | 4th 2016 open call | Buenos Aires, Argentina
acePIRAR Artist-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.
We offer different types of residencies to best fit each artist’s project.
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.
The Exploration Residences, unlike the production residencies, emphasise the process over the presentation of the results, encouraging residents to get inspiration from the new experiences achieved through the interaction with other residents and the cultural environment that the city of Buenos Aires provides. Curators, art writers and writers in general can also apply for this residency.
o PALIMPSEST RESIDENCY
Within the Exploration Residencies we also offer a mural painting residency. An ongoing project in constant mutation in which artists are encouraged to overlap, erase, cover, achieving a new rise of what was already in the wall from the ‘ace terrace. This action is considered both a way to embrace and demystify the work of the other. More information here: www.proyectoace.org/en_palimsest-4b
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.
CANDIDATES FOR THE ‘ace RESIDENCY
1). Established as well as emerging artists who want:
a) To produce a body of work or to start a project that involves production, which may include an exhibition/installation.
b) To develop new work with traditional or experimental techniques of printmaking and need assistance to do it or just want to have access to specific equipment.
2). Established as well as emerging visual artists, designers and performers from all disciplines within the visual arts that are apply for an exploration residency and are able to work or to research independently (there is not access to the print studio, common materials or specific tools in this exploration category)
3) Established as well as emerging curators who want to have time and space for studying and writing or to do research in our library specialised in print, photography and digital media, while being immersed in a unique cultural environment.
4) Emerging artists who want to explore new techniques, to build a new body of work and are interested in receiving technical and conceptual advice
Artists have two different possibilities of lodging:
a) In our apartments equipped to accommodate artists and curators. They are fully furnished with a full kitchen and bath and all cost (Internet WI-FI, cable television, local phone usage, cleaning, linen and utilities) included.
b) The artist may arrange their 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, Moku Hanga, Waterless Lithography, Silk-aquatint, Photopolymer Intaglio, as well as artists’ books.
Artists who choose the Exploration residency work in The Tower: a quiet and luminous studio located on the second floor with open view, accessibly by a spiral staircase. It is ideal to research, study, draw, write and create.
FEES AND SUPPORT
Non-application fee. The residencies have a basic fee and the artist can select other options: lodging, materials or technical assistance. Basic fee covers: studio space, access to equipment, common materials and tools in the workshop, lunches and refreshments during the working hours, permanent website profile, accident insurance, social media communication, guidance through the travel planning and in during the stay in Buenos Aires, local cellphone, local public transport card, local and international networking. The residency fee does not include travel, health insurance and shipping expenses.
After receiving all the information for the specific type of residency (Production, Exploration, SUB30, Palimpsest mural painting residency or micro-residency) artists may complete an application form, which will be evaluated.
For those artists whose proposals are accepted, ‘ace will provide an invitation letter.