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Residency in the Colombian Mountains. Two Months June-July 2022






Announcing artist residencies designed for the reopening of Colombia; for visual artists, musicians, writers, architects, clay artists, performers, and other makers.

We’re not quite out of the woods on the COVID epidemic, but international travel has been reopening all around the world. Back in March ‘20, we went into lockdown with 13 artists and learned a lot in the process. Since then, we’ve hosted another dozen or so artists with extra precautions to keep everyone safe, yet maximize the artist’s experience. We believe that a key part of the AIR experience is the commensality – those wonderful conversations we have while sharing a glass of wine and a good meal, along with the freedom to focus on your work.

Residency length: From one to two months starting in June 2022.

Fees: The fee per artist is $750 US per month which includes all meals, private room and bath, and studio space. Artists are responsible for their own materials and transportation to and from ArteSumapaz. We have a special car and driver available for pickups from El Dorado Airport in Bogotá for about $100 US.

Duration of residency
From 4 to 12 weeks. Beginning on 01 June

Private room with bathroom

Disciplines, work equipment, and assistance
Clay & kiln
Charcoal (Rustic but functional for drawing)
Printing Press
Bookbinding tools
Drawing benches
Aerial silks
Studio / Workspace
Various types of studios are available (Music studio, fine arts, dance, writing, and sculpture). Shared and private, depending on availability

Fees and support
750 USD per month

Expectations towards the artist
Cleaning of their room and studio space during the residency
We often encourage the artist to participate in Open Onces/Open Crit. It’s 100% voluntary
Help with cleaning your dishes after each meal
Being an active part of the recycling process (Fill plastic bottles with the plastic you consume), in this way we all work in the awareness of plastic consumption


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The third ESC open call and its challenge for wave #2031 Spring-Summer is here!

Thinking of the contemporary immersed in the digitalization world, once again VVOVVA asks artists to ‘Create art as you would do in 10 years in the future’.

In particular, we aim to share works that explore the relations of nature and technology; and seek answers to questions that research the bond of the two.

For example: What is to come? Will technology help nature to survive? Can those two exist in harmony? Do we do enough to preserve natural resources?

This time the contemporary art gallery JOEY RAMONE → (located in Rotterdam, Netherlands) will shape the future of the ESC and select the most interesting works in collaboration with VVOVVA.

Founded in 2012 by Greek artist Kiki Petratou & Dutch collector Hans Bakker, JOEY RAMONE can also be described as a ‘half-artist run gallery’. Right from the start, the gallery worked with international artists who use a diverse range of media to explore contemporary socio-political, cultural, and technological themes. The main objective of JOEY RAMONE is to provide a platform for contemporary art and discourse — an open communication or debate.

ESC Wave #2031, SS is curated by JOEY RAMONE & VVOVVA.

The submission period starts on April 19 and ends on August 15. The selected artists will be notified by email and published in an online exhibition on the VVOVVA blog on September 6.


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