Blank Space, Fellowships

[Blank Space] 3

07.05.18 24.05.18

In May 2018 we hosted the third session of [Blank Space], a collective residence that is unique and different each time. The three artists who participated in this occasion, each from a different point of Argentina (Tucumán, Necochea and CABA), approached painting also from distant points of view, a group of artists that affected and inspired each other. The collective residences are a space and time that we consider very suitable for the creative development of each participant.

Circular Existence (by Regina Calcaterra)
During the residency, I developed a laboratory to study the fruit of the walnut tree in order to understand its symbologies. I worked with the shell of the nuts, tracing their textures, painting them and tracing paths on paper, studying their cracks and their fingerprints. I explored the collective sounds by rolling them together and accumulating them and their particular sound by opening them in different ways (with the hand, the foot, a hammer). The research process resulted in an audiovisual work in which, with the use of walnut oil, I wrote a series of phrases that appear on paper as the recordings of the sounds quieten down. Work on the ephemeral, that which is not possible to be grasped and with the desire to reintegrate as an individual.

Ethereal (by Elsa Nievas)
My proposal to work in the residency was to deepen in the search of the casual color that arises in the painting using watercolor. The fortuitous mixture, the subtle stain due to the effect of water and pigments.
I projected landscapes filmed in the city of Necochea, they were repeated automatically and I painted in movement. The spots moved away from the figurative representation, painting on the projection produces dizziness and you can not control what is painted. That loss of control gives rise to the casual, the speed in the watercolor offers the remote possibility of materializing the transience… somehow… A dialogue with the ethereal…

Experiences with Piquetero Oil (by Sol Rodríguez Díaz)
Implementing an interpretation of the Borgean concept of translation, I reproduce a work by the artist from Tucuman Luis Lobo de la Vega, a material with pretensions of protest, an oil painting made of soot from the burning of gums, a piquetero oil painting. My interest is to question and interpellate the networks of power that enable legitimization within the field of art, in Tucumán and in Buenos Aires. The translation as an act of peripheral resistance.

Elsa Nievas (Necochea, Bs.As.)
Regina Calcaterra (Ciudad de Buenos Aires)
Sol Rodríguez Díaz (San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán)

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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2023 Open Call #2
Residencies 2023/2024

APRIL 30th, 2023

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