December 10, 2015

Call for applications: Programa de Artistas (Artists’ Program) 2016

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Workshop with professor Matías Duville. Photo: Bruno Dubner.

In keeping with the spirit of experimentation that made the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella mythical as one of the most advanced interdisciplinary creative centers of the ’60s, the Programa de Artistas of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires is a one-year program that provides visual artists, critics, and curators with an intensive experience in which to reflect on and produce contemporary art.

The eighth edition of the program has four fundamental features:

A group of approximately 18 artists and six curators/critics. The aim of this coexistence is to provide a unique opportunity for exchange, whereby the practices and positions pivotal to the arts are explored critically in the framework of an intense and shared experience of discussion and collaboration.

–The program includes a central seminar geared towards reflection on the work of each participant, workshops for experimentation, and a series of theoretical seminars on various topics pertinent to current artistic production in a broader cultural and social context.

–Both the program’s contents and a group-based working model have proven to provide an ideal environment for foreign artists and curators interested in connecting with relevant ideas and professionals from South America in general and Argentina in particular.

–The program’s faculty includes outstanding professors from Buenos Aires and abroad. In 2016, the confirmed faculty will consist of Mónica Giron, Mariano Mayer, Andrea Giunta, Graciela Speranza, Tobias Ostrander, Santiago García Navarro, Rafael Cippolini, Lara Marmor, Marianna Garín, Diego Bianchi, Karina Peisajovich, and Mariela Scafati.

Previous visiting professors include Mario García Torres, Lars Bang Larsen, Juan Gaitán, Mauricio Marcin, Martí Manen, Raimundas Malasauskas, Carlos Amorales, Renata Lucas, Paulo Herkenhoff, Santiago Sierra, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Bruce Altshuler, Chus Martínez, and Cuauhtémoc Medina.

Important information
All courses are in Spanish
Enrollment: approximately 18 artists and 6 curators

Applicants are selected by a faculty committee. There are no specific requirements or limitations in terms of area of background; the program is open to participants from other areas of the arts interested in exploring contemporary art.

Tuition is subsidized in the interest of making the program accessible to a broad range of individuals from Argentina and abroad.

The Programa de Artistas provides participants with a group studio space; access to the university’s library; access to the archives of the Instituto Di Tella; equipment for video editing; and access to a carpentry workshop (upon request).

Parallel to the program, the Departamento de Arte organizes a series of exhibitions, lectures, and symposia geared toward furthering exchange with the wider art community. Applications must be sent to [email protected] attaching a single PDF based in this model.

For further information, see our website or contact us at [email protected].

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