SGCI Congress

26.03.14 30.03.14

The SGC International will host “Bridges”,  its 42nd annual conference in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first West Coast conference in the organization’s history. Positioned on the Pacific Rim, the Bay Area reflects the diversity of an international port, fosters a culture in which social justice runs parallel with technological innovation, and is home to an artistic community that continues to shape political activism.

Proyecto´ace panel at “Bridges”, the SGCI Conference 2014

Crossing a bridge can be an adventure to discover other territories or to face new challenges. For the last decade Proyecto’ace have encouraged artists to cross disciplines, cultures and places, embedding in its activities a distinctive atmosphere (a genius loci) in which diversity, exchange and risks taken place and have been welcome.

This panel will introduce  Proyecto´ace, an independent/artist run/non-profit studio and residency program located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina in South America. Since 2004 its international projects and residencies have been linking traditional and innovative printmaking with expanded field artistic practices as well as connecting international artists with Argentina artists; at the same time, it has introduce all of its participants to the urban and social environment from the city of Buenos Aires, one of Latin America cultural centers.


Proyecto´ace’ s Genius Loci

The phrase Genius Loci is a Latin expression for “genius of the place”, referring to classical Roman concept of the protective spirit of a place. This presentation will address how ´ace International Artist in Residence Program has been working as a driving force that serves as a bridge  between different  artistic practices within the cultures that produce them, but also between the invited artists with a rich cultural, urban and social community in Buenos Aires.







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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