Artists in Dialogue

05.08.19 17.08.19

For seven years the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź in Poland has organized the famous PATA International Summer Courses – Printmaking and Textile Art whose aims are to promote the artistic traditions of Łódź in the fields of graphic art and textile art. During its past editions, the event gained international prestige and became one of the main summer education centers in Europe where artists and students from all over the world come, including Albania, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Spain. , The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Iceland, India, Japan, Canada, Columbia, Cuba, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, the Republic of South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy. While these courses deepen knowledge and practice engraving techniques and textile art, participants gain international experience, expand their chain of contacts and have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an international context.

As part of an exchange agreement signed between the Fundación´ace and the Academy of Arts and Design of Lodz, in 2017 an open call was made for Argentine artists from which the artist Eugenia Foggel was selected. In 2018, reciprocally, we received the Polish artist Aleksandra Ilkiewicz, doctoral candidate of the Academy. In 2019 the exchange was made with teachers from the academy: Alicjia Habisiak Matzack and Tomas Matzack traveled to Buenos Aires as guest artists while the academy awarded two young members we selected from our team to their PATA courses: Cecilia Candiani, Assistant Executive and Sebastián Podbersich, who was a volunteer-in-residence in 2018. In this way Cecilia and Sebastián traveled to Lodz during the European summer participating as exchange scholars in the seminar of the Canadian artist Marilene Olivier: Graphics in the 3rd and 4th dimension.

PATA seminars are intended for students and graduates of Polish and foreign academies and for all artists who wish to learn or further develop their skills in the aforementioned fields. The objective of the course program is to awaken and cultivate by offering traditional forms of artistic expression as well as innovative technologies developed by leading artists. The fellows had access to the excellent study team from the Engraving Department, the Textile Art Department and the Textile Printing Department. The scope of the topics covered during the classes was adjusted to the individual needs of the individual participants and an exposition was made at the end of it.


It is an international network of public and private institutions, whose objective is to cooperate in the field of the promotion of engraving and textile art courses around the world established in 2014 and consisting of:
_ Atelier Empreinte. Luxembourg
_ Galleria Arte e Pensieri. Rome, Italy
_ Stamperia del Tevere. Rome Italy
_ The Integral College of Akureyri on the island
_ Fundación´ace for Contemporary Art. Buenos Aires, Argentina

The residencies of Argentine artists were made possible thanks to the Exchange Agreement (of academics with the ´ace team and of artists, both Argentine and Polish) that was signed between the Fundación´ace and the Academy of Arts and Design of Lodz in 2016.

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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April 30th, 2024

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