FAARA (Fundación Ama Amoedo Artistic Residency) aims to provide a space for research, work, and creative reflection, offering a retreat in nature in José Ignacio, Uruguay.
It is conceived as an inspirational space that meets the needs of different artistic processes, fostering creative freedom and experimentation for artists working in connection with Latin America.
The Residency takes place in Casa Neptuna, a specially commissioned house designed by Argentinian artist Edgardo Giménez. The space accommodates the needs of diverse and interdisciplinary artistic backgrounds. Through the structure’s vibrant colors and a design that emphasizes the surrounding landscape, Casa Neptuna is meant to incite creative thinking.
The residents will participate by invitation and will be selected by prominent international curators with expertise in Latin American art. The first Committee is composed by Magalí Arriola (Director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City), Inti Guerrero (Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects in the Philippines and tutor in the Curatorial Studies program at KASK, Ghent) and Aimé Iglesias Lukin (Director of Americas Society, New York).
The participating artists will have access to a space to live, make art and concentrate; as well as a robust program of activities to support their research. They will also receive a grant to support their artistic endeavors.
FAARA will host two artists per six-week trimester, culminating in a final group exhibition in Miami during Miami Art Week.