June 13, 2024

José Ignacio, Uruguay

Ama Amoedo



Our residency programs take place at Casa Neptuna, a space specially commissioned to the Argentinian artist and designer Edgardo Giménez. With a playful external structure featuring vibrant colors, Casa Neptuna was conceived to incite creative thinking. Located in José Ignacio, Uruguay, it is surrounded by the natural oceanic environment and native forest.

The house has spacious and bright interiors that can accommodate the needs of interdisciplinary artists. It has the capacity to host two guests at a time with a large shared studio, private en-suite bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, and a common multipurpose room. As a living and working space, it functions as a laboratory of ideas and experimentation. In order to intertwine research interests among peers, residents are invited to add a book to Casa Neptuna’s growing library.

Edgardo Giménez’s career began in the 1960s with the avant-garde and Pop art scene of Buenos Aires that emerged around the Instituto Di Tella. His furniture pieces, paintings, fashion designs, and theater sets are iconic in South American art history. In architecture, Giménez has designed important houses, such as the “Casa Azul” [Blue House], commissioned in 1971 by art critic Jorge Romero Brest and Marta Bontempi in City Bell, Buenos Aires.

© Fundación Ama Amoedo. Casa Neptuna, José Ignacio, Uruguay. Photos Cristobal Palma, 2022.