SHORT-TERM RESIDENCIES
THREE SPECIALLY THEMED, CRITICAL PROGRAMS
Each Two Weeks in Duration


LOCATION: PUEBLA, MEXICOOAXACA, MEXICO OR CUSCO, PERU
Now Welcoming Applications for Fall 2020 & All Months in 2021
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These comprehensive, customized residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, curators, and art historians as well as art history, anthropology, archaeology, visual culture, and cultural studies professionals and graduate students age 20 and over.

The Short-Term Artist Residencies are specially themed, two-week critical residency programs in which artists work in our on-site spaces having access to expertise and guided tours that are thematically focused. Artists are welcome to propose projects in the field of art history or visual arts including the following art techniques: digital photography, drawing, painting (acrylic), and mixed-media non-toxic techniques.

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SHORT-TERM RESIDENCY PROGRAM OPTION #1:
THEME: IS HOME SAFE? DOMESTICATION, FEMINISM AND ART

Arquetopia Location Options: PUEBLA, MEXICOOAXACA, MEXICO OR CUSCO, PERU
Residency Duration & Time Period: 2 Weeks, during Fall 2020 or All Months during 2021

Homes have a critical role in the invention of “separate spheres” (public vs. private). As Amy Kaplan explains, through the “cult of domesticity”, gender organized productivity and helped invent “homes” as the preeminent private space with a public function. After all, there is no nation without gender. But how is the visual and material culture of homes related to art? How has feminism changed the way we understand art? Is it still relevant to ask the question “why have there been no great women artists?” (Nochlin, 1971) This critical cultural immersion program is a double residency that includes critical perspectives on art, private tours to understand to contextualize the function of visual and material culture in private spaces, and also allows the time to focus on your own artistic practice.

WHAT THIS COMPREHENSIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAM INCLUDES
(SCROLL DOWN for further general inclusions, listed by location, in the lower section of this page.)
  • 12 hours of theory
  • 20 hours of private tours
  • Critical curriculum based on the chosen research focus
  • 4 hours of cooking classes
  • Personal research and studio hours

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SHORT-TERM RESIDENCY PROGRAM OPTION #2:
THEME: THE MYTH OF THE MUSEUM: ART AND ITS HIDDEN NARRATIVES

Arquetopia Location Options: PUEBLA, MEXICOOAXACA, MEXICO OR CUSCO, PERU
Residency Duration & Time Period: 2 Weeks, during Fall 2020 or All Months during 2021


Museums, like monuments, have a critical role in the conformation of public space. As the role of monuments is being challenged around the world, we are witnessing a major historical change, a step forward to rethink history. But what is the role of museums in these changes? Is it possible for institutions to decolonize themselves and embrace social change? This critical cultural immersion program is a double residency that includes critical perspectives on art, private tours to understand to contextualize the function of culture in public spaces, and the time to focus in your own artistic practice.

WHAT THIS COMPREHENSIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAM INCLUDES
(SCROLL DOWN for further general inclusions, listed by location, in the lower section of this page.)

  • 12 hours of theory
  • 20 hours of private tours
  • Critical curriculum based on the chosen research focus
  • 4 hours of cooking classes
  • Personal research and studio hours

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SHORT-TERM RESIDENCY PROGRAM OPTION #3:
CRITICAL CULTURAL IMMERSION & SPANISH LANGUAGE RESIDENCY

Arquetopia Location: PUEBLA, MEXICO
Residency Duration & Time Period: 2 Weeks, during Fall 2020 or All Months during 2021

The Critical Cultural Immersion and Spanish Language Residency is a DOUBLE residency program that also includes Spanish language lessons. This unique program offers a critical methodology to the process of learning in an immersed environment while also unraveling the complex and hidden narratives of history. Applicants can propose their own research focus OR choose between one of the two following themes, each one addressing art in the context of private or public space:

THEME A: Is Home Safe? Domestication, Feminism and Art
Homes have a critical role in the invention of “separate spheres” (public vs. private). As Amy Kaplan explains, through the “cult of domesticity”, gender organized productivity and helped invent “homes” as the preeminent private space with a public function. After all, there is no nation without gender. But how is the visual and material culture of homes related to art? How has feminism changed the way we understand art? Is it still relevant to ask the question “why have there been no great women artists?” (Nochlin, 1971) This critical cultural immersion program is a double residency that includes critical perspectives on art, private tours to understand to contextualize the function of visual and material culture in privates spaces, and also allows the time to focus on your own artistic practice.

THEME B: The Myth of the Museum: Art and Its Hidden Narratives
Museums just as monuments have a critical role in the conformation of public space. As the role of monuments is being challenged around the world, we are witnessing a major historical change, a step forward to rethink history. But what is the role of museums in these changes? Is it possible for institutions to decolonize themselves and embrace social change? This critical cultural immersion program is a double residency that includes critical perspectives on art, private tours to understand to contextualize the function of culture in public spaces, and the time to focus in your own artistic practice.

WHAT THIS COMPREHENSIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAM INCLUDES
(SCROLL DOWN for further general inclusions, listed by location, in the lower section of this page.)

  • 34 hours of Spanish language classes, including grammar lessons and in-context conversation activities
  • 20 hours of private tours
  • Critical curriculum based on the chosen research focus
  • 4 hours of cooking classes
  • Personal research and studio hours


GENERAL INCLUSIONS OF SHORT-TERM RESIDENCY PROGRAMS


GENERAL INCLUSIONS BY LOCATION – PUEBLA, MEXICO:

Staff Support:

  • Each resident artist meets weekly with our directorial and curatorial staff for personalized mentoring, research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critique
Accommodation and Meals (Puebla):
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and large dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Use of Arquetopia’s residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping
Studio Workspace (Puebla):
  • 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
  • Separate top-floor studio with bright natural light and sliding ventilation doors provided for oil painting
  • Darkroom provided for photographers; some supplies provided
  • Artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally

GENERAL INCLUSIONS BY LOCATION – OAXACA, MEXICO:

Staff Support:

  • Each resident artist meets weekly with our directorial and curatorial staff for personalized mentoring, research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critique
Accommodation, Meals, and Local Transportation (Oaxaca):
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Downtown arrival pickup and departure dropoff transportation provided
  • Though cheap, everyday public transportation is also available from the residency vicinity into the city, Arquetopia also provides scheduled transportation into downtown Oaxaca once per week by van
Studio Workspace (Oaxaca):
  • 24-hour access to shared studio
  • Personal workspace with large table
  • Some tools provided
  • Artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally 

GENERAL INCLUSIONS BY LOCATION – CUSCO, PERU:

Staff Support:

  • Each resident artist meets weekly with our directorial and curatorial staff for personalized mentoring, research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critique
Accommodation, Meals, and Airport Transportation (Cusco):
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping
  • (Cusco only) Arrival pickup and departure dropoff transportation provided at Cusco Airport
Studio Workspace (Cusco):
  • 24-hour access to shared studio with natural light
  • Personal workspace with large table
  • Some tools provided
  • Artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally

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