Argentina Residency for Artists and Curators

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 02:03 -- eyeline

acePIRAR Artist-in-Residence International Program aims to support a variety of contemporary artistic practices (including performance and curatorial proposals) through research and production residencies, promoting exchange, debate, experimentation and collaborative work.

The program focuses on time, space and guidance to explore experimental and traditional print media, new media, video art, installation, performance, photography, research, painting, drawing, etc. whilst connecting artists to the art scene of Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of Latin America's cultural capitals.

PRODUCTION RESIDENCIES: intended to produce new work, a project or a site-specific installation with the opportunity to show the finished work at the end of the stay. Projects that question the singularity of the art object through new media, design and/or their interfaces, and a blurring of boundaries are encouraged, however all kinds of projects are welcomed.

EXPLORATION RESIDENCIES: intended to emphasise process over the presentation of results. Residents are encouraged to draw upon inspiration from their new experiences and interactions with other residents and the cultural environment Buenos Aires.


This program encompasses a period of 4 weeks. Slots can be selected here:

Artists can apply for any 2018-19 slot available on the website. Residency working time starts on the first Monday at 10am and ends on the last Friday at 6pm.


a) Established or emerging artists who wish to produce a body of work or to start a project that involves production, which may include an exhibition/installation.

b) Artists who require technical assistance and/or conceptual advice to develop new work with traditional or experimental techniques of printmaking.

c) Established or emerging printmakers who require specific equipment to produce their work, editions or to make large size prints with or without assistance from the master printer.


Independent research proposals in any discipline of visual arts, design or curatorship are considered

a) Established or emerging artists, designers and performers from all disciplines of the visual arts that are able to work or to research independently (there is no access to the print studio, specific tools or common materials in this category)

b) Established or emerging curators and researchers who require time and space for research and writing, whilst being immersed in a unique cultural environment. A library specializing in print, photography and digital media is available.

NOTE: There are no age restrictions to apply for a residency (although there is a lower fee for artists under 30 years), and no discrimination based on country of origin, race, language or gender identity when candidates are selected.


Residents have two accommodation options:

a) ‘ace studio’s apartment, fully equipped with kitchen and bath, and all cost (Internet WI-FI, cable television, local phone usage, cleaning, linen and utilities) included.

b) Residents may arrange their own accommodation.


Those undergoing the production residency use the 'ace workshop: a spacious area with abundant light from several large windows and two skylights. Equipment is included to facilitate a variety of new and traditional print processes including Intaglio, Monotype/Monoprint, Woodblock, Waterless Lithography, Silk-aquatint, Photpolymer Intaglio, as well as artists' books and drawing materials.

Artists undergoing the exploration residency work in The Tower: a quiet and luminous studio located on the second floor with open view, accessible via a spiral staircase. This space is ideal for research study, writing and creating.


There is no application fee. The production residency has a basic fee, which covers the studio space and access to equipment. Extra options are available to cover lodging, materials, technical assistance or exhibition. Travel, health insurance and shipping expenses are not included.


Request the complete information for a specific type of residency here:

After receiving this information, artists are to complete an application form provided by the ‘ace team.

DEADLINE: JULY 31st, 2018

Lucilla Kossowska, artist in residence from Poland in the 'ace studio