In recent years, the value of experience and the exchange of knowledge has become one of the fundamental pillars in the development of artistic training.
The global society requires alternative forms of training that include the new needs of a cross-border world, characterised by the fluid migration of people, languages and cultures. Considering the vicissitudes of the new cartographic networks also implies a careful reading of the urgent demands of today’s society, where issues such as inclusion and diversity have become absolutely essential. In the same way, the advance of digital technology has transformed people’s lives and deserves immediate consideration. In this sense, the different artistic residency programmes have established themselves around the world as privileged spaces that foster dialogue and debates about the issues that affect us as a society.
Founded in March 2021, Artlab Artist-In-Residence Program is the first residency programme in Argentina, focused on contemporary artistic practices whose common denominator is the use of digital technology. Located in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires, its Studio proposes a pause in space and time, integrating the energy of the urban into a time of reflection, creativity and experimentation that is re-constructed with each new creative process.
Designed as a mechanism for action, it prioritises inclusion and diversity in all its forms, promoting the participation of national and international artists while – with a federal and regional vocation – encouraging the integration of creators from all over the country and the region.
For each new edition, the programme will host two or more residents whose main objective will be to create a joint body of work.
The collaborative work – based on different aesthetic languages – contributes to enriching the individual and collective experience, also multiplying the possible meanings. On the other hand, in order to provide them with tools to enhance their professional performance, the artists will have access to different mentoring, workshops and workshops, designed according to the needs of each particular case.
With the solid conviction that only by weaving networks is it possible to build community, Artlab Artist-In-Residence counts on the British Council as one of its main allies. This institution participates through its initiative Amplify D.A.I., a platform for professionals identified as women.
Artlab Artist-In-Residence Program thus begins its activity, inaugurating in the country a programme of residencies dedicated exclusively to the productions of artists who use digital technology as a creative trigger, material and/or support. In this way, it hopes to contribute to and strengthen an increasingly inclusive community, attentive to the values of diversity and interculturality and favouring the exchange of knowledge.
Bachelor in Curatorship and Arts Management: Marianella Baladán.