ORGANIC PAINTING INSTRUCTIONAL RESIDENCY


ARQUETOPIA LOCATION: PUEBLA, MEXICO

Missed the November 25 Deadline for 2019?
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Now Welcoming Applications for All Sessions in 2019

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Spaces are limited. All applications are evaluated for selection
when they are received versus after the deadline has passed.

This comprehensive, customized instructional residency program offers competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists age 20 and over.

Artist-in-Residence Tiana Mincey (USA)
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Artist-in-Residence Anika Cartterfield (USA) with Master Instructor
   
Thirty centuries of intricate history, a product of the encounters and amalgamation of diverse cultures, is what makes Mexican art unique. Rooted in the exceptional and prolific pre-Columbian artistic tradition expressed with rich and diverse styles in art and architecture through all of Mesoamerica, Mexico had many more complex and prolific centuries to come, which would challenge every definition in art.

From the first encounters between the peoples of the Americas and European conquerors, objects were exchanged and treasures were looted. As Alessandra Russo writes, the fascination for the new “other” was only anticipation for the collision of the European Renaissance with the great traditions of Pre-Hispanic America. A massive event in history that not only produced new objects, and images, but also completely transformed the course of Western Art. Mexico’s rich artistic heritage is derived from a multiplicity of artistic traditions, not only from the encounters of Mesoamerican cultures with Europeans. It has also been deeply influenced by the exchanges with other regions of the world. Art and cultural objects were part of the trade carried on from the East Indies [Asia] to Spain, from Peru and Cartagena [Colombia] into the Caribbean and as far as the North Sea islands, making the New Spain [Mexico] the center of the first global network.

The Organic Painting Instructional Residency acknowledges this rich heritage expressed in a wide variety of art techniques and splendid iconography combined with a nuanced perspective and comprehensive content, to connect it with a wide variety of contemporary art practices and Mexico’s vast artistic heritage. The program includes 3 weeks of instruction (27 hours total; 9 hours per week) by Arquetopia’s studio maestro who teaches diverse techniques with mediums and supports traditionally used in pre-Columbian and baroque art. Instruction is in Spanish and English, focusing in learning and experimentation with traditional organic primers (cactus and lime, rabbit glue, gelatin) stuccos, organic based temperas and frescoes, and related art techniques.

2X Artist-in-Residence and Arquetopia Synergy Award 2015 Recipient, Marina Yerali (Cyprus)
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RESIDENCY DURATION / TIME PERIOD 
Sessions of 3 weeks, with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency.
Dates are not predetermined but are nominated by the applicant.

WHAT THIS COMPREHENSIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAM INCLUDES
Technique Instruction:
  • 27 hours master instruction (9 hours per week)
Staff Support:
  • Each resident meets weekly with our directorial and curatorial staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation and Meals:
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and large dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Use of Arquetopias residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping
Studio Workspace:
  • 24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
  • Personal workspace with large table and wall space
  • Some tools provided
  • Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
  • Materials and supplies for additional project production are not included but are available for purchase locally

RESIDENCY PROGRAM FEE INFO, FEE REDUCTION OPTIONS, AND APPLICATION DEADLINES
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for program fee, fee reduction options, and application deadlines for this program.

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