PUEBLA, MEXICO AND THE ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA ARTIST RESIDENCY SPACE


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Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. With a population of 2.7 million, Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, Talavera ceramics, and traditions rooted in the 16th-century baroque and enriched by a blend of five pre-Hispanic/indigenous cultures, Arab, Jewish, French, and Spanish influences. Puebla lies 45 km (28 mi) east of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, giving the residents a magnificent view of their snow-topped peaks. At an elevation of 2,200 m (7,200 ft), Puebla features a temperate subtropical highland climate, resulting in an average of only three days per year seeing temperatures above 29°C (84°F).
 
Puebla is also ideally located close to several other important cities: only two hours to spectacular Mexico City, three hours to the sunny beaches of Veracruz, and four and a half hours to historic Oaxaca, each easily accessible via cheap and comfortable charter bus from Puebla.
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ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA RESIDENCY INCLUSIONS
Staff Support:
All Arquetopia residencies include weekly individual meetings with our staff for research assistance, project guidance, and critiques.
Accommodation and Meals:
Furnished, private bedrooms and use of Arquetopia’s residency space including wireless Internet, lounge areas, outdoor terraces, and shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers are provided. Meals, 24-hour open access to stocked kitchen and dining room, and housekeeping are included.
Studio Workspace:
Twenty-four-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with natural light is provided with personal workspace, large tables, wall space, and some tools. An on-site darkroom is provided for photographers. NEW as of January 2017: Our on-site printmaking studio and ceramics facility with medium-sized kiln (2ft X 2ft X 2ft interior chamber). For instructional residencies, materials and supplies for the instructional course are included. For self-directed residencies, materials and supplies are brought by the artist or are available for purchase locally.
 
ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA ARTIST RESIDENCY SPACE
New as of 2015: A spectacular, four-story 1939 Colonial Mexican California-style compound conveniently located in Pueblas central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, sleeping living, and workspace for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently renovated and expanded, the residency offers a large, natural-light studio; an oil painting studio; a darkroom; a printmaking studio; a ceramics firing room with a medium-sized gas kiln (2ft X 2ft X 2ft interior chamber); a natural pigments laboratory; a research library; ten furnished bedrooms; a stocked, 24-hour open-access kitchen and large dining room; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.

 
ARQUETOPIA ARTIST RESIDENCY
OUR NEW SPACE IN THE CENTRAL HISTORIC DISTRICT OF PUEBLA
 
Residency compound as seen from the botanical garden
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Residency dining complex and aviary as seen from the botanical garden
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Residency third and fourth floors, lounge, new printmaking studio, new oil painting studio, main art studio, and viewing decks
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Residency main art studio
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Color laboratory, darkroom, and library
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Second-floor sitting terrace; residency kitchen and dining room with glass ceiling, fireplace, and brick oven
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Various residency bedrooms
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Residency restrooms and showers
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Stunning sights from the fourth-floor viewing decks: sunset to the west and the Puebla Cathedral to the northeast
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RESIDENCY PROGRAMS WE OFFER AT ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA — CLICK EACH FOR INFORMATION
8. PRINTMAKING Artist Residency (self-directed)
 
 
 
 
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