Mask and transparency
Rafael Toriz


On Wednesday November 25 the writer and essayist Rafael Toriz (Mexico) was invited to participate from inQubarte, a program of vocational preparation for local artists. The writer gave a talk titled “The Mask and transparency: Invisibility and representation in Latin American art and literature” This meeting added to the reflections from the field of epistemology (with a talk from Denise Najmanovich, Argentina) and from the visual arts (with Anne Heyvaert, Spain) which we had on the issue and INVISIBLE VISIBLE-fold.

The group of local artists participating from the inQubarte scholarship program is developing a visual proposals that took as its starting point the concepts of visible / invisible. We have organised meetings with artists and invited theorists as a way to join this process, open different paths of conceptual and technical exploration and promote opportunities for exchange.


It analysed mechanisms and strategies through which different creators have set an aesthetic both of the disappearance as from appropriation of multiple identities. Examples of both popular culture and the avant-garde art will be taken to explain a route consisting essentially of charms and perplexities.

Rafael Toriz
1983 | Veracruz, Mexico.

He has developed as a columnist and contributor to major print and digital media in Latin America (Biblioteca de México, Casa del Tiempo, Letras Libres, Marvin, Nexos, Revista Ñ, Replicante, Perfil, Pijama Surf and Playboy, among others).

He has participated as speaker, guest lecturer and profesor in cultural centers and universities in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, United States, Mexico and Venezuela. For his work as an essayist he has received awards as Carlos Fuentes and Alfonso Reyes in his country.

Degree in Hispanic Language and Literature from the Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico.

2012 | Essay Award Alfonso Reyes, Mexico.
2009 | He was bestowed by the government of Mexico with the National Youth Award for his artistic experience.
He has published the books Metaficciones (metafictions), Animalia, Serenata and Del furor y el desconsuelo (from fury and grief).
2008 | He was awarded with an artist residency by the Fondo Nacional de Cultura y las Artes of Mexico and the Ministry of Culture-Presidency of Argentina to write the book La ciudad alucinada (The hallucinated city).
2004 | Essay Award, Carlos Fuentes, Mexico.

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.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Residencies 2022-2023
Deadline October 31st, 2022


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