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17 Dec 2018

'ace A.I.R 2019 open call at Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jacqueline Nicholas (Canada/USA) - Production Residency

'ace Artists-in-Residence International Program
Fundación 'ace para el Arte Contemporáneo


Deadline: January 31st 2019 Production and Exploration Residency Open for artists from all countries and ages

Alicia Candiani
+ 54911 4551 3218

Fundación 'ace para el Arte Contemporáneo
Conesa 667
1426 Buenos Aires

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'aceAIR | 1st 2019 open call | Production and Exploration Residency
@ Buenos Aires, Argentina
Call for Production and Exploration Residency for the ´aceAIR International Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina


´acePIRARArtist-in-Residence International Program aims to support all kind of contemporary artistic practices (including performance and curatorial proposals) through research and production residencies, promoting the exchange, debate, experimentation and collaborative work.
A program that provides time, space and guidance to explore expanded as well as traditional print media, while it connects the artists with the art scene of Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of the Latin America cultural capitals.

PRODUCTION RESIDENCIES: intended to produce new work, a project or a site-specific installation with the possibility to show the finished work at the end of the stay. We welcome all kind of projects and encourage submitting those that question the singularity of the art object by using new media, design and/or their interfaces, blurring their boundaries.

EXPLORATION RESIDENCIES: emphasise the process over the presentation of the results, encouraging residents to get inspiration from the new experiences achieved through the interaction with other residents and the cultural environment that the city of Buenos Aires provides.


The program encompasses a period of 4-weeks. Slots can be selected here. Artists can apply for any slot for the current year or next year among those posted at the website. Residency working time starts on first Monday at 10am and ends on last Friday at 6pm.


a) Established as well as emerging artists who want to produce a body of work or to start a project that involves production, which may include an exhibition/installation.

b) Established as well as emerging artists who need technical assistance to develop new work with traditional or experimental techniques of printmaking, or want to explore new techniques and young artists interests in receiving technical and conceptual advice.

c) Established as well as emerging printmakers that would like to access to specific equipment to produce their work, editions or to make large size prints with or without assistance from the master printer.

We are looking for INDEPENDENT RESEARCH proposals (even when they will have tutorials from the 'ace team) in any discipline of visual arts, design or curatorship.

a) Established as well as emerging visual artists, designers and performers from all disciplines within the visual arts that are able to work or to research independently (there is not access to the print studio, common materials or specific tools in this category)

b) Established as well as emerging curators who want to have time and space for studying and writing or to do research in our library specialised in print, photography and digital media, while being immersed in a unique cultural environment.

NOTE: There is not a minimum or maximum age to apply for a residency (although there is a lower fee for artists younger than 30 years old), as well as there is not discrimination regarding country of origin, race, language or gender identity when candidates are selected.


Artists have two different possibilities of lodging:

A) Aloj´ace are our guesthouses, apartments equipped to accommodate artists and curators. The apartments are fully furnished with a full kitchen and bath and all cost (Internet WI-FI, cable television, local phone usage, cleaning, linen and utilities) included. Each apartment can receive up to two artists or a single artist with accompaniment.

B) The artist may arrange its own lodging by renting an apartment, staying with friends or in hostels, hotels, B&B, etc. Buenos Aires is a city that offers many lodging options.


Artists that choose the Production Residency use the 'ace workshop: a large, quiet space with lots of light coming from several large windows and two skylights. The shop includes equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and new print processes including Intaglio, Monotype/Monoprint, Woodblock, Waterless Lithography, Silk-aquatint, Photpolymer Intaglio, as well as artists' books and Drawing.
Artists who choose the Exploration residency work in The Tower: a quiet and luminous studio located on the second floor with open view, accessibly by a spiral staircase. It is ideal to research, study, write and create.


Non application fee. The production residency has a basic fee and the artist can select other options: lodging, materials or technical assistance. Basic fee covers studio space, access to equipment. The residency fee does not include travel, health insurance and shipping expenses.


The Production Residences are opportunities to:
o Develop a new body of work having the possibility to present it to the Buenos Aires artistic community at the end of the residency in a casual open studio format.
o Exhibit a body of work or design a site-specific installation for the Políglota Room or the Central Hall, having a formal opening and reception.
o Make a series of monotypes, and edition of prints or artist books (bringing the plates or doing the plates at ´ace).
o Receive technical assistance to intensively produce in a short period of time.
The Exploration Residences are opportunities to:
a) Work independently in a visual art project and have the possibility to share it with the Buenos Aires artistic community at the end of the residency in a casual open studio.
b) Work independently in a theoretical or curatorial project, taking advantage of the ´ace studio, library and the city of Buenos Aires cultural offers (including museums, galleries and libraries to do researches).


After receiving all the information for the specific type of residency (Production, Exploration, SUB30, Palimpsest mural painting residency or micro-residency) artists complete an application form which the 'ace team will provide.
Ask for the complete information here: