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Alexa Villanueva
Future Ancestor Guidebook

29.11.21 03.12.21

Alexa Villanueva is a Filipino-American artist and tarot reader from the Pacific Northwest, for whom art has always played a huge role.

After leaving her full-time career in Interior Architecture, she focused on her visual art practice and serving others through reading tarot, taking advantage of her background in Interior Architecture to consider how to think about space and human experience. Yet, she felt in her heart that ceramics, illustrations, and tarot were all part of a larger purpose that she needed to explore and share. And she hasn’t looked back.


It was not until 2020 when these passions came together with intention and magic, and the Future Ancestor Tarot Deck was born: a 78-card tarot deck that I lovingly painted, collaged, and self published. These cards began as a seed, and I’m ready to explore larger installations and paintings with what it means to be a Future Ancestor and an intentional care-taker of the Earth.

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.

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