The day after the arrival date, we typically have a welcome lunch followed by an introduction meeting where we go through the Residents Manual, activities calendar, house rules and a questions and answers session. After the group meeting, each resident has a one on one time with our staff to discuss their projects and needs in order to get settled.
Every week we take residents on an outing to show them some of our favorite spots in the City. The outings may include galleries, museums, parks and artists studios. Once a week our residents meet with our coordinator, curator or guests in order to have group or individual meetings to talk about their work and prepare for the group show.
We open our doors twice during the duration of each program so that the interested public can come and meet our residents and their work. Firstly during our “Open X Files”, moderated by Amado Cabrales, where each resident gives a short presentation of their work followed by a feedback session from guests and members of Mexico City's art scene. The aim of this open studio is to generate a dialogue and constructive criticism around the creative process and ideas of the resident’s projects. Secondly during the resident’s group show at the end of the program.
All of our outings, activities and meetings have the objective to broaden the themes and interests of plastic production within Mexico City and deepening and sharing between the artists in residence and the local community.
Salomée Souag at her exhibition opening
Annabel Paran, Veronika Čechmánková and Sally Gordon at a meeting with curator Paty Siller.