Art Residency Estudio Abierto in Oaxaca, Mex

Art Residency Estudio Abierto in Oaxaca, Mex

Open Call

May. 04, 2019
Deadline Jun. 21, 2019
Conceptual, Design, Drawing, Installation, Painting, Photogr...
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Art Residency Estudio Abierto in Oaxaca, Mex

Open Call

Art Residency


Estudio Abierto invites you to participate in the open call for our Art Residency program for production, research, and curatorial development.  The program is directed to artists, Cultural affairs managers, designers and researchers to work and live in Oaxaca, Mexico, for a short term of a month or two.


The residency program is thought to stimulate the creative and reflexive process from meeting with local and global cultural actors. We are interested in set dialogues with community visions to discuss the social, economic and aesthetic dynamics of the place as of the recognition of their cultural practices in order to stimulate the exchange and collaboration between cultural creators and artistic local and global institutions emphasizing in projects which language and format fit in contemporary debates.


Estudio A it has as its headquarters the studio workshop on the outskirts of the city located in an strategical point outside the city, where artisans, archeological sites and traditional market converge to link and help to improve the creative proposals of the artists and at the same time allow them to have a reflexive exercise with regards of the practices coming from the place.


We collaborate with independent galleries in the historic center, workshops, artists and artisans of the city forming working links between actors of the cultural scene and artists who come to work and investigate local work.


The residence has a network of production workshops for artists and craftsmen:


·       Pottery workshop

·       Engraving workshop

·       Digital printing laboratory

·       Textile workshop (wool)

·       Carved in wood

·       Elaboration of objects with reed


Estudio Abierto aims to be a circuit where artists can be immersed in the cultural task of reflective investigation of the place as the practical. The residence is above all a meeting space and an articulator of interactions.


Estudio A is open to the creation of digital, photographic, graphic, painting, industrial design, utilitarian objects, assembly forms, etc.


The production and / or results will be shown to the public in an open study format - a one-day results sample, workshop or talk.




·       For artists: This mode of the residency is directed to artists, designers, illustrators, digital artists and people related with the contemporary art production, the invitation is open to producing a project that each resident put forward during his stay in Oaxaca.The mean objective of the residency is to develop proposals that research and experiment with the city, the variants, and its own characteristics, as well as the dynamics that implies the art production in a residency format.

·       For Curators and Researches: Directed to curators, critics, theorists, historians, and researchers that are looking for making a research proposal that involves Oaxacan artists or that involves the local cultural development.




1. Artists, designers, curators, researchers and people whose practice focuses on contemporary art can apply.

2. Send a PDF document to with the following information:


Personal information: name, ID number / passport number, mail, city, country, date of birth.

·       Dates on which you want to make residency.

·       Duration of residence (one month or two months).

·       CV and updated Biography written in prose with relevant works (Biography of up to 10 lines).

·       10 images of your previous work.

·       Description of the project to be developed in the residence (maximum 500 words).

·       Link to digital portfolio


NOTE: The images sent should not exceed 900kb, it is recommended that they have a measurement of 1200px x 800 px




·       3 single bedrooms with 2 shared bathrooms.

·       Participants must make a reflective diary, these can be done in video, text or photography, to be uploaded to the Estudio A

·       Residents will have a specific schedule of activities that include tours to the city, presentation of portfolios, conferences, visits to institutional and independent cultural spaces, study visits to local artists, etc.

·       Invitation letters will be extended to the selected ones.

·       Certificates of participation will be granted.


Participants: The residence has a maximum capacity of 3 people per month and is available during the months of: July (2019) to December 2019

Investment: USD 500 (1 month) USD 900 (2 months)


It includes:


·       Access and / or link to the workshops *

·       Public presentation of the residence process in gallery

·       accommodation

·       3 Studios-room

·       Wifi

·       Dinning room

·       Snacks (coffee, fruit, mezcal)

·       Bathroom

·       Kitchen

·       Tracing

·       Curated

·       Promotion and diffusion of the processes of residence in social networks.

(The costs of material to be used are not included, they are paid by the resident)*



Does not include


·       Transfer costs to and from the place of residence

·       Local transport costs

·       Travel expenses

·       Foods

·       materials

·       Computer


Invitation letters will be sent to the selected people.


Important dates:


Application: May 4, 2019 to June 21, 2019.

Notification of those selected June 26, 2019.

Reception of payment or advance payment of 50% until July 10, 2019.

Residence period: July-December 2019.


Methods of payment:

- PayPal


Curatorship: Estudio Abierto


All the activities carried out within the framework of the residence are represented and managed by Estudio Abierto.


Any situation not foreseen in this call will be resolved by the Organizing Committee.


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