The participant artists are chosen together with different assessors and related institutions from Argentina and overseas. They will assess the possibility of organizing open calls in the next editions, although there will always be some artists invited with help of advisers and related entities.
URRA is an Argentine project whose objective is to favor artistic production and to generate spaces to encourage the reflection and research of contemporary art through different cultural projects. Via the interaction and exchange of knowledge and experiences among professionals from different parts of the world, URRA proposes platforms for learning and inspiration. The residency brings together groups of international visual artists, to live and work in Buenos Aires city for one month. The artists will freely choose and develop their projects, with no pressure to produce finished pieces. Together with the fixed activities of the program, there will be some other informal events and shared meals to favor the dialogue among the group and with other related professionals.
The residency brings together a group of professional visual artists from different countries and generations to live and work in the city of Buenos Airesfor the period of one month. They provides the participants with a shared working plattform in a free, flexible and dynamic context. The program offers three free and public activities that include audiovisual presentations, an exhibition and an open studio. At the beginning of the residency the artists show documentation of their work in dialogue with the audience; the second activity at the beginning of the residency is a group exhibition displaying existing work of the participants, introducing them directly to the city and its art circuit. In the end the program culminates in an open studio, where the public is invited to visit the working spaces and to see the projects of the artists.
The artists' accommodations are located downtown. A nearby empty space functions as a shared studio to carry out their projects, and they can also choose to work in alternative venues in the city. They are all included in a program of activities, informal events and shared dinners, to encourage the dialogue within the group and contact with the artistic circuit and the city.
The program offers shared working conditions that encourage the interaction between peers, the exchange of experiences and information, and the creation of links between different people and spaces in Argentina and the world.
Buenos Aires, Argentina