New Photos! Scroll down to view our stunning new residency
space in Puebla’s majestic central historic district.
PUEBLA, SOUTHERN MEXICO – ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA ARTIST RESIDENCY
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.
Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guidebook and digital media publisher, announced that Puebla made its Readers' Choice Top 10 "Best in Travel" list for 2012. After hundreds of nominations for cities, countries and regions, we are proud that Puebla was voted by experienced travelers to the Top 10 alongside such destinations as Barcelona, Reykjavik, Berlin, Istanbul and Bangkok.
ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA RESIDENCY INCLUSIONS
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, kitchen, dining room, outdoor terraces, and shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers are provided. Meals, open access to the kitchen, and housekeeping are included.
Large and bright, shared art studio with natural light is provided with personal workspace, large tables, wall space, and some tools. An equipped on-site darkroom is provided for photographers. 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 Puebla's central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space 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/gallery; an equipped darkroom; a natural pigments laboratory; a research library; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a small botanical garden; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.
ARQUETOPIA ARTIST RESIDENCY
OUR NEWEST SPACE IN THE CENTRAL HISTORIC DISTRICT OF PUEBLA
Residency compound as seen from the botanical garden
Residency third and fourth floors, lounge, and viewing decks
Residency main art studio
Natural pigments laboratory and darkroom
Second-floor sitting terrace; residency dining room with glass ceiling, fireplace, and brick oven
Various residency bedrooms
Residency restrooms and showers
Stunning sights from the fourth-floor viewing decks: sunset to the west and the Puebla Cathedral to the northeast
RESIDENCY PROGRAMS WE OFFER AT ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA (CLICK EACH FOR INFORMATION)