Since 2005, the Artist-in-Residence International Program (´acePIRAR) has been a professional platform for the production of contemporary art, acting as a link between the different artistic practices and the cultures that produce it. Our residences provide ab exchange territory that acts as a common ground for new ideas. They provide connections with other national and international artists, curators and cultural organizations, as well as the urban and social plot of Buenos Aires, one of the cultural capitals of Latin America.
On its 15th anniversary, ´acePIRAR has become a relevant point of reference within Latin America for professional artists from all origins and disciplines who come to work with us from different regions of the world. We understand collaborative work as a hallmark of our programs. It is evident in how we interact professionally with other agents, creating a network of affective exchange with the residents of our programs. This community building and its high professional level make this program a unique experience.
Being in residence at ´ace means working collaboratively, receiving technical and conceptual assistance from a professional team and being immersed in the vibrant cultural life of the city of Buenos Aires. During their working period, residents will benefit from intense production and / or research time, enriched by the exchange of ideas and experiences with their colleagues. The residences offer a trained professional team and a unique infrastructure, providing individual support to each resident and enabling the development of their artistic production. In turn, the residency is extended after its completion, as we accompany the results obtained by including it in various networks of world-class local and international workspaces and platforms, facilitating its anchorage with other artistic and social sectors.
Finally, the name of the program ´acePIRAR is a play on Spanish words between ´ace (hace in Spanish) x “to do” and the initials of the program (Programa Internacional de Residencias ARtísticas) with the word of the Argentine lunfardo pirar, appropriating both meaning: to leave / move place suddenly and straight away became a little crazy. The residences encourage the possibility of migrating from their own field of creation to position the artists in a different one, seeking new inspiration, as well as allowing themselves a mad boil of ideas within a space of freedom around other artists, curators and specialists.