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RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

At Casa Lü, we offer visiting artists a living and/or working space in an international setting. Each group consists of six artists-in-residence, five with housing and one without housing, receiving continuous assistance and support from our experienced hosts. We foster a collaborative atmosphere that encourages the exchange of ideas through various activities. Moreover, residents are welcome to showcase their work in both an open studio and a group exhibition. Several have established professional collaborations and networks during their stay. A residency at Casa Lü can be a source of inspiration, productivity, and a significant enhancement to our residents' artistic practice.

WE OFFER TWO PROGRAMS: 

 

REGULAR 

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

This program is designed for artists with a medium or extensive background. Here, you can concentrate exclusively on your creative output, whether you're kickstarting or furthering the trajectory of your work. You'll have dedicated time and space to work tirelessly. This program includes:

  • ​Private accommodation with an ensuite bathroom (there is only one spot per group with no accomodation included) 

  • Studio space

  • Logistical and technical support from the Casa Lü staff to successfully realize projects 

  • Weekly visits to galleries, museums, studio tours or other art-related activities

  • Weekly meetings with our team and/or fellow residents

  • Project feedback and guidance from our team

  • Studio visits and feedback from guest members of Mexico City's art scene

  • Group exhibition with an opening reception

  • Photographs of the exhibition

 

 

 

EMERGING ARTIST 

RESIDENCY PROGRAM 

This program is tailored for emerging artists who are at the beginning stages of their artistic journey or those transitioning from other creative disciplines to explore artistic experimentation. Our emphasis lies in fostering an educational setting that encourages the growth of an artistic practice.

 

The structure closely resembles that of the Regular Residency Program, encompassing the same activities, along with weekly lectures on the Mexican contemporary art scene and a workshop aimed at aiding residents in constructing or enhancing a portfolio, artist statement, and biography. This program includes:

  • Private accommodation with an ensuite bathroom (there is only one spot per group with no accomodation included) 

  • Studio space

  • Logistical and technical support from the Casa Lü staff to successfully realize projects 

  • Weekly visits to galleries, museums, studio tours or other art-related activities

  • Weekly meetings with our team and/or fellow residents

  • Project feedback and guidance from our team

  • Studio visits and feedback from guest members of Mexico City's art scene

  • Workshop on how to create a professional portfolio, write an artist's statement, and develop a bio
  • Weekly lectures on the Mexican contemporary art scene and related subjects

  • Group exhibition with an opening reception

  • Photographs of the exhibition

Accommodation

We accommodate five residents per group, providing a shared studio space for four individuals and one private studio. The residency house features a kitchen, living room, garden, and all bedrooms come with ensuite bathrooms. Linens and essential kitchen equipment are provided. Situated in a residential neighborhood, residents are expected to observe the local ambiance and pace.

Visitors or partners are permitted for stays of up to 7 nights. For artist duos or individuals seeking a residency with their partner, children, or family, we recommend exploring our sister residency: EL SUR.

Resident artist in kitchen

Left to right: Mari Hernandez, Sarah Fox and Juan Escobedo

Photo by Benjamin McVey

Studios

 

The shared studio is divided among four residents, providing each individual with a space of approximately 9m2. The window faces east, allowing ample morning sunlight to illuminate the room. Artists are free to choose their workspace based on their order of arrival at the residency.

The private studio measures 12m2 and is equipped with a sink just outside the entrance door. Its window faces west, creating a naturally cool ambiance, with gentle sunlight streaming in during the afternoon. This studio is reserve for artists who join our program with housing. 

The second private studio measures 7.5 m2 and is equipped with a sink just outside the entrance door. Its window faces west, creating a naturally cool ambiance, with gentle sunlight streaming in during the afternoon. This studio is reserved for artists who join our program without housing.

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