MEXICO CITY AND TEPOZTLAN
Residencies during COVID-19. What to expect?
"Casa Lü has been the perfect place to concentrate on work and formulate a virtual exhibition during this season of physical distancing. The Mexico City location offers ample workspace and a lovely enclosed garden. There is a huge, beautiful park within short walking when breaks are needed and plenty of grocery and art supply options within walking distance (that also offer delivery to the house). The program provided a safe opportunity to continue focused production and a digitally memorialized "virtual show" to take away with me."
"I could not be more grateful for the invitation to be a curator in residence at Casa Lü Tepotzlan. My time at Casa Lü coincided with Mexico’s shelter in place ordinance for COVID-19. I was relieved to see that the small town was following protocol and actively taking caution to protect its residents. Spending two weeks at the house was also a gift, to be surrounded by nature and have a beautiful garden to work in, and read in felt like a luxury in the chaos. I was grateful for both the time and the beautiful space." Leslie Moody Castro
"Being a resident at Casa Lü Tepoztlán in April was dreamy. The mountains and the garden were the best company in isolation, and for a while I felt far away from the uncertainty everywhere else in the world. The local neighborhood has all the services you need, and there is an atmosphere of respect and care. The project I worked on in Tepoz was an experiment with elements of nature - local ingredients and abundant sunlight - so I fell into pace with my surroundings very easily, and went on long walks to see all the different flowers and crazy big trees."
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE