Proyecto´acePIRAR |is an Artist-in-Residence International Program located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina in South America. The residencies aim to support contemporary visual art practices (including performance and curatorial proposals) promoting exchange, debate, experimentation and collaborative work.
The program focuses on expanded field visual art practices, with a special interest in contemporary artistic proposals that involve traditional and innovative printmaking and its hybridization with photography, design and new media, exploring their mirror influences, as well as the capacity of multiple. From 2005 it has been working as driving force that links, not only different artistic practices within the cultures that produce them, but also between the invited artists with the rich cultural, urban and social community of Buenos Aires city.
The ‘acePIRAR name is a wordplay between ‘ace ("hacer"/to make-in Spanish) and the program initials (in Spanish PIRAR) with the Argentine slang word "pirar", therefore, appropriating its double meaning: "to leave/to move suddenly” and "to get a little crazy". ‘acePIRAR residences imply in themselves the need to migrate in order to find new inspiration in a different place as well as to be immerse in a "crazy" brainstorm with other artists within an atmosphere of creative freedom.
We offer different residencies to best fit each artist’s profile and project
Production/ Exploration / microResidency
Long called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is that and so much more. This is not only a city of wide boulevards and French-styled palaces, but it is one too of wildly exciting innovations and new styles. From the opening of state-of-the-art museums like the MALBA, to the thrilling renaissance of the tango, Buenos Aires now buzzes with a contagious, creative energy and a brash self-confidence. This challenging urban environment together with the availability of new technologies and an intensive artistic movement converts Buenos Aires in a special place to be located to produce art.
Past Residents & Quotes
Liliana Porter, Rimer Cardillo, Victor Vázquez, Julio Valdez.
Mia Pearlman, Peregrine Honig, Marcia de Moraes, Frederick Clarke, Garvin Sierra, Rafael Trelles, Miguel Rivera, Ayanah Moor, Patricia Villalobos Echeverria.
We want to thank you again for the opportunity to collaborate and participate in the residency at ´ace.
It has been a truly unforgettable experience, as we shared some great moments with the amazing 'ace team, whom we found helpful, insightful, and willing to accept us into their art community.´ace is a very special place and great setting to make art. This environment allowed us to create a mural which surpassed our expectations and brought our work to the next level. It also generated further opportunities to paint in Buenos Aires upon completing our residency, which was another benefit of working with 'ace. We enjoyed painting in Buenos Aires and becoming part of the ´ace family. We were sad to go but looking forward to return. We'd love to keep in touch and updated with any other opportunities for artists.