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Spring 2022 Residency – Compás 88 – Mexico City – 2-months

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About the gallery:

Compás 88 is a multidisciplinary art gallery created to stimulate the development of emerging artists, curators, collective projects and beyond.  Our curatorial practice is inspired by play, critique, research, and in general – themes unrelated to art / the art world.  We are rooted in pushing boundaries and experimentation, and we seek to generate new and ongoing dialogues between our collaborators, other artists the non-artist communities alike.

As a new and important gallery-space in Mexico City’s art scene, we want to encourage other galleries to focus more on affect and social processes, and less on capital. 

Compás 88 exists in a constant state of evolution, and strives to meet the needs of the communities it serves.

The 2-month residency program:

It is our collective opinion that many “residencies” in Mexico City do very little in contributing towards any social or art practices.  Many of them are just “art vacations”.  Compás 88 is not that.  We are a fully operating art gallery.  We are not an art-hostel. 

Our residency program is currently open to only 1 artist, and it seeks to generate genuine discourse.  We want this residency to serve as a powerful bridge between the visiting artist and our greater community.   To actually mean something.

For 2 months, the resident will have the ability to produce work, to network with our roster of friends in the art scene, to visit with important institutions, to get the best recommendations of what to do in Mexico City, to be our friend and colleague.  

The resident will have the opportunity to participate in our ongoing series of rotating exhibitions and events and, parallel to producing and showing work, the resident will be encouraged to develop a socially-oriented project at the gallery.

Towards the conclusion of the residency, the resident will be given full control over the gallery to curate and host a solo exhibition of their work.
Tentative dates:   March 4 to May 1



Total cost for the 2-month program – €2,500

Included in the residency:  

–Housing during the 2-month period  [private, furnished room]
–Private studio
–24/7 gallery access
–Full use of “gallery-vehicle” [a yellow 1979 Renault]
–Solo exhibition
–Weekly programming
–Feedback and networking
–Day/weekend trips with friends of the gallery
–Publicity and promotion
–Ability to host an open studio
–Spanish classes to improve your skills – if needed...

Minimum language requirements: 

Intermediate-proficiency in Spanish is a MUST
We want out resident to be able to communicate with our greater community.

To apply...
Please send to:

–Any combination:  CV/portfolio/website
–A 500 [maximum] word statement about anything you think we should know about you + why you want to participate in this residency…

Deadline to apply – February 4
Interviews held – February 5 - 9
Resident announced – February 10


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