Open now! Deadline October 31th, 2020
In adherence to the quarantine decreed by the Argentinean National Government, Fundación’ace is not working in person at its Colegiales heart-quarters since March 20th. However, we continue working in home-office format, staying connected via email and social media, continuing to receive applications for our residency programs, preparing international projects and new offers online.
Given the global uncertainty posed by COVID-19, we encourage artists, curators and researchers to submit their applications for the residency program of their choice, without the need to select a specific period of residence, the date of which will be defined in conjunction with the team of Fundación’ace when circumstances allow it.
Our residencies are aimed to professional and emerging artists of all nationalities and stages of their career, being in any artistic discipline related to the visual arts, sound and performance media looking forward their possible hybridizations.
´ace support artists who need time, technical knowledge, equipment and / or feedback from their peers to produce and / or think about an artistic project. Our actions seek to generate a transformative process that feeds the resident artists with new experiences and knowledge allowing them to find new paths or delve into artistic content relevant to their work.
The name of the program ´acePIRAR | Artist’in’Residence International Program is a word play with the initials of the name (´ace x “hace” to do in Spanish) and of the program (PIRAR in Spanish) with “pirar”, a word belonging to the Argentine lunfardo (slang). Thus, it appropriates its double meaning: “to leave / to move suddenly to other place” and “to turn suddenly a little crazy”. The residences encourage the possibility of migrating from artists´ own sphere of creation to position themselves in a different one seeking new inspirations, as well as allowing themselves a “crazy” ebullition of ideas, within a space of freedom, surrounded by other artists, curators and specialists.
We are a team of artists, cultural managers and educators specialized in the production and research of contemporary art who go through the same questions and difficulties as the artists who work with us. In this way, we understand their needs and are prepared to collaborate with them.
During the last 15 years we have worked with more than 500 artists and relevant artistic institutions producing residences, exhibitions, urban interventions, educational projects with the community, workshops, publications, etc.
Since 2005, numerous visual artists and creators (including performers and sound artists) from the United States (including Alaska), Zimbabwe, Australia (including Tasmania), South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Canadá, UK, Sweden, France, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Israel, New Zealand and The Netherlands, among others, have participated as artists-in-residence within international projects, special events and presentations at the ‘aceNITES.