December 17, 2012

SOMA Summer: Call for applications

SOMA Summer 2012 participants. Left to right: Shannon Lyons, Sue Jeong Ka, Anthony Johnson, Jean Pierre Mot, Tomás Moreno, and Lakshmi Luhtra.

SOMA Summer is a unique six-week program for visual artists conducted in English in Mexico City. 

SOMA Summer offers a series of short seminars and workshops led by a selection of renowned Mexican and international artists. Participants have also the possibility of meeting weekly with a variety of artists and curators for individual critiques. Activities are designed to promote intense creative work and artistic dialogue.

Soma Summer will introduce participants to the very dynamic art scene in Mexico City. A number of visits to museums and artists studios are scheduled. At the end of the program, participants will show their work in an open studio event.

Though not exclusively, workshops and seminars this summer will focus on the re-performance of history. Through examination of performance and its mediation (photo, video, and other forms of documentation), the group will explore the ways in which narrative, appropriation, fact/fiction and other devices simultaneously question and shape ideological subject positions both within individual and mass consciousness. Conventions of storytelling, archival research and the role of memory will all figure into group discussion.

Application procedures and a detailed list of activities scheduled for this summer can be found here or via email at [email protected].

The application format can be found here.

The deadline to register for the program is Monday April 1st, 2013.

SOMA Summer is part of SOMA, an experimental pedagogical project launched in 2010 conceived to promote discussion and exchange in the field of contemporary art. Our goal is to produce a counterpoint to the dynamics of art schools, museums, and galleries.

Seminars and workshops 2013:
Eduardo Abaroa (artist, Mexico)
Mariana Botey (artist, Mexico)
Gerard Byrne (artist, Ireland)
Amy Sara Caroll (art historian, USA)
Carmen Cebreros Urzaiz (art historian/curator, Mexico)
Coco Fusco (artist, USA)
Carla Herrera-Prats (artist, Mexico)
Vincent Normand (writer/curator, France)

Studio visits and individual critiques 2013:
Magali Arriola (curator, Mexico)
Etienne Bernard (curator, France)
Miguel Calderón (artist Mexico)
Helena Chávez (art historian/curator, Mexico)
Abraham Cruzvillegas (artist, Mexico)
Irving Dominguez (critic, Mexico)
Ricardo Dominguez
Anthony Graves (artist, USA)
Galia Eibenschutz (artist, Mexico)
Adam Kleinman (curator, USA)
Enrique Mendez de Hoyos (artist, Mexico)
Maria Minera (curator, Mexico)
Yoshua Okón (artist MX)
Luis Felipe Ortega (artist, Mexico)
Raúl Ortega Ayala (artist, Mexico)
Víctor Palacios (curator, Mexico)
Bárbara Perea (curator, Mexico)
Tyler Rowland (artist, USA)
Paola Santoscoy (artist, USA)
Melanie Smith (artist, USA)




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