Ioulia Akhmadeeva
We Are All Migrants

04.03.24 05.04.24

Ioulia Akhmadeeva was born in Russia and emigrated to Mexico in 1994. A visual artist, teacher and researcher, she holds a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Art (Honourable Mention) from the Russian National Academy of Fine Arts, and a PhD in Pedagogical Sciences and Art Education from the Moscow National Pedagogical University. As a teacher and researcher, she has taught several undergraduate courses in drawing and printmaking, lectures and conferences in postgraduate courses in Mexico and abroad. Since 2001, she works at the Facultad Popular de Bellas Artes of the Universidad Michoacana San Nicolás de Hidalgo (Morelia, Michoacán). Since 2013, she is part of the basic academic core of the Inter-institutional Doctorate in Art and Culture (DIAC).

Her graphic work and artist books can be found in public and private collections in several countries: Center for Book Arts (NY, USA), Bancroft Libraries, Latin Collection, California University, Berkeley (USA), Special Collections of Stanford University Libraries (USA), Museum of Fine Arts of Republica Tatarstan (Russia), University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries (UTSA Libraries,USA), Art Library Artist’s Book Collection of University of North Carolina (USA), Library of University of New Mexico (USA), Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), Museum of Fine Arts F. I. Kovalenko, Krasnodar (Russia), Museo José Guadalupe Posada, Aguascalientes (Mexico), Museo Nacional de Estampa MUNAE (Mexico), State Museum at Majdanek, Lublin (Poland), Bratislava City Gallery (Slovakia), Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan (Republic of China), Ostrobothnian Museum, City Art Gallery, Vaasa (Finland) among others.

In 2024, Ioulia came to ´ace for the second time to do a Production Residency — third time doing a program with us, as she was also part of our online programme Together Apart. This time, she focused on the diaspora of Russian immigrants here in Buenos Aires, where she met with some of them to interview them and document her encounters. She then used their images (portraits, archival material) to construct her printmaking pieces.


My work is my life and my memories are my work. Artist’s book — it’s the container which conserves inside a time and a memory for me. My purpose is to register this moments, senses and memories… My works are created in base of a story, it might be a personal story, family’s, or from my country of origin, they might have texts or be only a visual narrative, it depends on the project or on the idea. It’s a whole…

Ioulia Akhmadeeva
1971 | Krasnodar, Russia. Lives and works in Morelia, Mexico

2008 | PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, Faculty of Graphic Arts, Kuban National University
1996 | Specialty and Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, Specialty in Graphic and Easel Art (Honorable Mention). Russian State Academy of Plastic Arts, Surikov Institute, Moscow, Russia

2021 | Escrituras tangibles, Palacio Clavijero, Mexico
2021 | IMPACT 11, International World Graphic Conference, Hong Kong, China
2020 | Desde y para la memoria. MACJ (INBAL), Mexico
2018 | III International Triennial of Contemporary Graphic Arts, Novosibirsk, Russia
2017 | PROTEST ≠ PROFEST: GLOBAL BURDENS, Center for Book Arts NY, USA

2019 | Shortlisted at Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition—AIMPE, Tokushima, Japan
2015 | Honorable mention in III Concurso Internacional de Libros de Artista (LÍA). Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
2013 | Acquisition Award in Engraving in XV Encuentro Estatal de Pintura y Estampa Efraín Vargas, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
2003 | First Prize at the XI Concurso Nacional de Grabado José Guadalupe Posada, Aguascalientes, Mexico
2002 | 2nd place, International Ex Libris José Guadalupe Posada “1852-2002”, Aguascalientes, Mexico

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Open Studio

Landscapes of Experience
Artists in dialogue


On April 4, 2024, we held the second Open Studio of the year, presenting the works of March-April residents Zhino Yousefi, Ardine Nelson, Fred Marsh, Geneviève LeDuc, and Ioulia Akhmadeeva.

Zhino Yousefi (an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised artist now living in the United States) presented her installation Iranian Whispers: A Zen Garden in the Polyglot Room. Ardine Nelson shared the results of her stay in Buenos Aires, a presentation with the photographs she took of our local flowers and plants. and Fred Marsh showed the photolithographs that he made from a photographic series of cave paintings in the Dialogue Space. Geneviève LeDuc presented a pictorial intervention with colossal female figures guarding the 4 corners of the terrace space, as part of her Palimpsest Project mural painting residency. Finally, Ioulia Akhmadeeva shared with the local public, and with part of the Russian diaspora she interviewed in Buenos Aires, the process she carried out as part of her Production Residency researching Russian families who recently emigrated to Buenos Aires. Aires.

We shared these works with an interested public, which was attended by members of the CCEBA-Centro Cultural de Buenos Aires in Argentina, local artists, members of the Russian diaspora residing in Buenos Aires, and friends and family of ´ace and the artists. .

April 4th, 2024
3PM to 6PM

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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