"In Tibetan, the word for body is 'lü', which means 'something you leave behind,' like baggage. Each time we say 'lü', it reminds us that we are only travelers, taking temporary refuge in this life and this body." Sogyal Rinpoche
Casa Lü is also a place where you can take temporary refuge to concentrate on your artistic practice. The aim of our program is for residents to focus on the production of their work while creating a network and dialogue within emerging artists from all over the world.
RESIDENCY PROGRAM. The participants live and work in Casa Lü. While working on their personal projects they are encouraged to visit Mexico City's dynamic art scene. We provide a calendar with openings and other artistic events, as well as a list of recommendations for museums, galleries and other local attractions.
The residency lasts for 4 or 6 weeks. There are fixed start and end dates and residents are expected to participate during the whole length of the program. There are weekly meetings for work critiques, discussions and other activities. Residents are invited to present their work in a group show at the end of their stay.
OUR HOUSE is located in the south part of the city, somewhere between the trendy neighbourhoods of Roma and Condesa and the picturesque and peaceful neighbourhoods of San Ángel and Coyoacán. We are close to the beautiful and lush 'Parque Hundido' park that has great running paths and artistic reproductions of precolombian stone work. The neighborhood is mainly residential, but it also has some restaurants, cafés and shops. The proximity to metro and metrobús lines makes it easy to move around the city and to the near by art supplies stores.
Only a fifteen minute walk from SOMA, a non-profit organization conceived to nurture discussion and exchange in the field of contemporary art. Each Wednesday, SOMA opens its doors to the general public with Miércoles de SOMA – a weekly series of lectures, performances, and presentations in which experts from different disciplines discuss their own practises.
A few bus stops away from the University Cultural Center, with the contemporary art museum MUAC and a sculpture garden surrounded by nature and petrified lava that contrasts with the huge and colourful geometric sculptures.
This residency program is ideal for artists who wish to be part of Mexico City’s dynamic art scene, not only by visiting museums and galleries but also openings and other events.