´ace stands for “arte contemporáneo en expansión”, which is an acronym in Spanish for “expanding contemporary art”. Its main mission is to promote contemporary artistic practices and the exploration of their mutual interfaces through Exploration and Production residencies. ´ace’s programs are aimed at artists, curators and researchers and promote collaborative work, exchange, debate and experimentation.
The acePIRAR | Artist-in-Residency International Program provides its participants with time, space and guidance to explore different mediums, while it connects the residents with the art and cultural scene of Buenos Aires. To be in residence at ´ace means to work collaboratively, to receive technical and artistic assistance and to be immersed in a vibrant city’s cultural life. While at ´ace, residents will benefit from an intense production time enhanced by the exchange of ideas and experiences with peers.
The residencies vary in duration: Exploration and Production Residencies: 4 weeks; Micro-residencies: 1 week; Mural Painting Residencies—Palimpsest Project: 10 days.
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 the local art community are available in the space upon conversation with the active residents.
Residents may choose to stay at one of Fundación´ace’s apartment or choose their own accommodation.
- Production residency 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. 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 experimentations.
- Exploration residency residents 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 setup according to the project proposal and each resident’s needs.
Buenos Aires is a multicultural city, one of Latin America’s cultural centres, 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.
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