Residents should pay for their meals, art supplies and other expenses.
Correlación contemporánea is a Peruvian non-profit space dedicated to artistic self- management. One of its objectives is the exchange of experiences among students, young and professional artist, providing a platform for dialogue and conversation to stimulate new ideas and possibilities in the art world. In addition, Correlación contemporánea aims to promote cultural exchange between national and international artists and craftsmen in order to generate intercultural artistic projects. Within these two lines of work Correlación contemporánea team created the residency program "Iwata Parana" to continue creating dialogues that connect different artistic expressions with the context.
The residency program "Iwata Parana" welcomes visual artists, architects, photographers, and other disciplines; national and international for the period of one month to develop projects related to the Peruvian Amazon, the community of Santo Thomas - Iquitos and ancient culture Kukama Kukamiria or Amazonian culture. The program aims to create an environment of cultural exchange, artistic production and research, architectural projects, etc. Also the residency program works closely with the Yrapakatun Association and the community of Santo Tomas, offering workshops voluntarily for children and youth, and care of traditional studio infrastructure.
Exhibition and workshop or open studio.
The Kukamera has a large multipurpose room and studio, two dormitories available for artists, bathroom, kitchen and traditional BBQ, a large open space for installations, performances, etc. and camping area.
The residence is located in the community Kukama Kukamiria Santo Tomas - Iquitos, around 30 minutes from Airport Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta (IQT) on one of the Mapacocha lakeshore of Nanay River, a tributary of the Amazon River. The origin of the community Santo Tomas is the Amazonian ethnic Kukama Kukamiria. The main activity of Santo Tomas inhabitants are handicrafts. There is a tradition and status in the production of ceramics decorated with traditional motifs. Also, Santo Tomas have specialized craftsmen carved wooden, in addition they create typical masks, vegetable fiber fabrics and other products that represent the cultural wealth held by the Community.
The studio is called “Kukamera” it is a floating indigenous maloka built with traditional techniques and materials of the Amazon ancestral architecture. The Kukamera was originally the center of Yrapakatun Association whose mission is to strengthen indigenous culture and identity of children and young people of the community Kukama Kukamiria Santo Tomas. In this time the Kukamera will host the Iwata Parana artist-in-residence.
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