To Pause, Rethink and Reimagine Art Residencies
Seminario a cargo de Javier Martín Jiménez

14.07.22 15.07.22

As part of the activities of the OPEN Buenos Aires: International Encounter for Emerging Printmakers, we received in Buenos Aires Javier Martín Jiménez, resident curator of the Conde Duque Center for Contemporary Culture (Madrid). Javier dictated at the CCEBA—Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires, and within the program FUTURA: Tools for a Culture in Movement, a seminar/workshop entitled Pausing, Rethinking and Reimagining Artistic Residencies. This seminar was dedicated to cultural managers who work in or with artistic residencies, and started from the following questions: How to guarantee the continuity and stability of artistic residency programs? How to professionalize your management? How to motivate, from the public administrations, the creation of new residency spaces? How to guarantee networking with other professionals at a time of necessary institutional collaboration? How to retain communities to create a culture of proximity? How to reach a child or youth audience? How to work on sustainability from this framework and with an eye on the future?

These questions served as triggers for collective conversations regarding the field of culture, in general, and artistic residences, in particular. Through case studies, it was possible to appreciate different tools and strategies created and developed by Javier from the private sphere (both from a cultural company and a non-profit association) and from the public sphere (from a regional government and from a municipal institution). The investigation of these examples allowed us to analyze both the successes and the (necessary) failures to learn from both with the intention of building from creativity, but without repeating mistakes.

OPEN Buenos Aires is a collaboration between Fundación´ace for Contemporary Art (Argentina) and the ARTHAZI-FIG Bilbao Association (Basque Country, Spain). It has the support of the Mecenazgo—Impulso Cultural program of the City of Buenos Aires; CCEBA – Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires; Embassy of Spain; CIEC Foundation (Galicia, Spain); Government of the City of Buenos Aires; Etxepare Euskal Institua (Basque Country, Spain); Provincial Council of Bizkaia (Basque Country, Spain). Banco MACRO (Argentina) is the sponsor of OpenBA, Alicia Candiani (Argentina) is its Director and David Arteagoitia (Basque Country, Spain) is the Director of Open Portfolio.

Pause, Rethink and Reimagine Art Residencies
July 14th & 15th
2pm to 4pm (in-person and online) and 4pm to 6pm (in-person only)
CCEBA—Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires
Paraná 1159, Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Javier Martín-Jiménez (Madrid, 1978) has a degree in Art History from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has been Resident Curator of the Conde Duque Center for Contemporary Culture in Madrid since January 2020. He is also co-director of Interfaz, a consulting firm specializing in culture and dedicated to advising public entities.
From September 2015 to September 2019, he has been Art Advisor to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Community of Madrid. Among other tasks, he was co-responsible for the exhibition programming of the Alcalá 31, Canal de Isabel II, or Sala de Arte Joven rooms, as well as the Itiner Network, in addition to the regional government’s arts promotion and dissemination programs. Previously he was Founder and Director of the independent platform for cultural projects Hablar en arte, as well as General Coordinator of PHotoEspaña. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires.

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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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