PUEBLA, MEXICO – ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA RESIDENCY SPACE


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Late afternoon in the Zócalo (central square) of Puebla 

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.

The Wall Street Journal has recently named Puebla as No.2 of the top 10 world destinations in its article, Where to Travel in 2018: from Madagascar to Scotland's Coolest City. We are proud that Puebla is recognized yet again alongside such beautiful and exciting destinations as Dundee, Montenegro, and Shanghai.

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Central historic district of Puebla and the former Monastery of Tecali
Typical sights, cuisine, and cultural marvels for which Puebla is known
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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. 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 RESIDENCY SPACE
A spectacular, four-story 1939 Colonial Mexican California-style heritage 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.
 
in Pueblas historic district and was recently featured by Hyperallergic.
 
The current exhibition, RE-PRESENTANDO: Their Nation Is Not My Nation,
runs June 15 through September 16, 2018.

 
ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA ARTIST RESIDENCY
OUR PREMIER SPACE IN THE CENTRAL HISTORIC DISTRICT OF PUEBLA
 
Residency compound featuring 4th-floor lounge, printmaking studio, oil painting studios, artist rooms, and viewing decks
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Residency compound as seen from the botanical garden 
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Residency dining complex and aviary as seen from the botanical garden
Residency second and third floors, with the second-floor terrace
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Residency third and fourth floors, lounge, printmaking studio, oil painting studios, 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 Residency (self-directed)
 
 
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