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Rachel Singel
Plantas Porteñas

13.06.22 08.07.22

Rachel Singel is an associate professor at the University of Louisville. Raised on a small farm, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 2009 and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2013. Rachel has participated in residencies in Italy, Spain, New Zealand and the United States. USA. She has studied non-toxic etching and took the opportunity to do a residency at ‘ace to continue her research. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and represented in private and public collections and museums.


Paper is both elemental stuff of civilization and an endangered species in digital culture. I propose that paper made from weeds, invasive plants, and recycled materials may be a solution to many ecological and economical problems that face our world today. Along with being a sustainable practice, using fiber that is sourced locally can also contribute to artwork conceptually by creating a connection between subject and place. My work focuses on making sheets of paper on which I print images of native plants to hopefully teach and inspire others to carry on these activities.

Rachel Singel
1987 | Charlottesville, USA
Lives and works in Louisville, USA

2013 | Master of Fine Arts, University of Iowa, USA
2010-2012 | Master of Arts, University of Iowa, USA
2009 | Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, USA

2022 | Sister City Prints: An Intercontinental Collaborative Project, Praxis Artspace, Adalaide, Australia
2021 | III International Mini Print, Cervantes Institute, Bordeaux, France
2021 | 1st Hommage à trois’ Graphic Art Contest, Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2020 | 8th International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
2019 | 7th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China

2021 | Together Apart (online program), Proyecto´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | Wharepuke Print Studio, Kerikeri, New Zealand
2018 | Grafisk Experimentarium, Capileira, Spain
2018 | Art Print Residence, Arenys de Munt, Barcelona, Spain
2015-17 | Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2021 | Puffin Foundation Grant, Puffin Foundation Ltd., Teaneck, USA
2020 | Pollination Project Grant, The Pollination Project: Micro Grants for Social Change, Berkeley, USA
2018 | Burning Man Global Arts Grant, Black Rock Arts Foundation, San Francisco, USA
2017-19 | Artist Professional Development Grant, Great Meadows Foundation, Louisville, USA
2015, 2018-19 | EVPRI Intramural Research Incentive Grant, University of Louisville, USA

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Porteña Plants
Rachel Singel


Porteña Plants by Rachel Singel is the result of four weeks Exploration Residency among the ´acePIRAR Artist-in-Residence International Program.

The artist based this exhibition both on her sustainable practice and on the sustainable and natural resources offered by Buenos Aires city. Exploring the printing of images of plants native from that place, in this context the name Plantas Porteñas (Buenos Aires Plants) was born. We can appreciate the central artist´s concept based on creating an increasingly conscious connection in relation to how we inhabit our world, in the connection between sustainability and space.

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6th June, 19hs 7pm at the Dialogue Space.

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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Residencies 2022-2023
Deadline October 31st, 2022


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