Guest artist

Patricia Villalobos
In conversation


Within the Program “Together Apart: Cohabiting Borders, session #7”, on Thursday, February 17, Patricia Villalobos Echeverria joined us in a meaningful lecture-dialogue with the fellows of the program. Patricia presented her work that revolves around the sense of the “normal”, the absurd and the subversive, altering / imploding them through sensory and perceptual experiences, presenting them with the complexity of seeing, feeling and hearing in different situations and contexts.

Patricia Villalobos Echeverría was born in the USA to Salvadoran parents, and she grew up in Managua, Nicaragua before moving back to the USA. She has a hybrid practice of prints, photos, video, installations and participatory projects that pivot around issues of migration, navigation, displacement and transformation. Her projects have been exhibited in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. She is the recipient of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Artist Grant, the Oregon Arts Council Fellowship, PA Council for the Arts Fellowship, Creative Heights Residency Fellowship from the Heinz Endowment and has been an artist in residence at Ox-Bow, Artist Image Resource, Proyecto´ace, The Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and the MacDowell Arts Colony.


My artwork pivots around issues of migration, navigation, displacement and transformation. Through a hybrid practice that encompasses print media, site-specific and participatory projects, I tap into our sense of memory, of being and of belonging within the divergent territories we inhabit –geographic, cultural, social, political– and the (in)stability therein. As an artist, I am interested in engaging various publics and contexts with works that encompass the perceptual, the sensorial and the experiential.

Patricia Villalobos
1965 | Memphis, USA
Lives and works in Kalamazoo, MI, USA

1988 | BFA, Louisiana State University
1990 | MFA, West Virginia University

2021 | We Art the Global Majority, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA
2019 | Retrace:MI (Participatory art project), Grand Rapids, USA
2018 | Retrace:MI (Participatory art Project), Art Hop, Kalamazoo, USA
2017 | Transporta Managua (Participatory art project), Managua, Nicaragua
2016 | tukituktuk (Participatory art project), Feijiacun, Beijing, China

2018 | Yellowstone National Park Fellowship residency, Yellowstone, USA
2018 | National Association of Latino Arts and Culture grant for Retrace: Michigan
2017 | Kalamazoo Artist Development Initiative (KADI) grant, Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo for Retrace
2016 | Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA), grant, Western Michigan University for project Transport, Displacement, and Memory
2016 | Red Gate residency, Beijing, China Itinerant Summer Seminar
2015 | Ox-Bow residency, Saugatuck, USA

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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