Blank Space, Fellowships
Blank Space 
OUT OF THE BLUE
An ideas´residency for contemporary photographic practices
During the months of April and May 2019, a new edition of BLANK SPACE will open the Poliglota Hall at Fundación´ace’s house, in an attempt to frame the void and look forward to allow reflection, exchange of ideas and discussion. BLANK SPACE is a residency format that has started in 2017 and which has been successfully developed during three editions. For this fourth edition, and first of 2019, we have invited the curator Mariana Rodríguez Iglesias as coordinator, who has also proposed the theme and the program for it. Mariana will be assisted by the ´ace team, which will be available for consultation along the whole residency.
ABOUT OUT OF THE BLUE (by Mariana Rodríguez Iglesias)
Many times when a work is in its beginnings appears as pure sensation without form, an impossibility to say concretely because the language. In that intuitive moment, does not reach, it is necessary to create it, to give form to the verb.
From out of the blue we will work with oblique exercises, practices that seek to retrace paths and trace senses against the grain. The realization of these experimental exercises will always be followed by a meta-cognition moment, that is, a space-time to understand what was lived, what was learned and how we experienced that experience. It is, therefore, a work residence both practical and theoretical, both individual and collective.
The residence is addressed to all those people who are enthusiastic of photography at any stage of their careers and any age (however, Fundación´ace offers one fellowship to applicants under 35 years old).
MARIANA RODRIGUEZ IGLESIAS
1980, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Buenos Aires, working in curatorial practice since 2006.
She does portfolio reviews and teaches writing workshops for artists. In addition, Mariana has been practicing yoga and meditation as fundamental parts of her daily life for more than 20 years.
_ Bachelor of Arts. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
_ Kundalini Yoga instructor
2016 | Invited Curator. Curatorial Program for Research in Eastern Europe. Ministry of Culture. Argentina
2013 | Fellow Curator. Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
_ Member of the ramona art magazine without images’s team. Buenos Aires, Argentina
_ Producer. Bola de Nieve project for Fundación Telefónica.
_ Designer of courses specially requested by the Friends of Malba Association
_ Member of the award Jury at Itaú Visual Arts Award in Buenos Aires; C.Lab # 4 – Mercosur in San Pablo, Brazil
_ Member of the Selection Jury in FACA/Contemporary Art Fair; First Solo Show, Panal 361 and Oxenford Travel Grants, among others.