Brief description of organisation
The main idea of the Residence “Who can live in this House?” is to create a dialogue between local and foreign artists, offering them the opportunity to establish connections in the local community. “Zona Imaginaria” and the projects run out of the space an aim: the artists working out of the space are united in their desire to erase social differences and this has become the guiding principal behind the all the projects housed here. The House does not work as a conventional residency, nor is it a museum or a gallery. It is a unique space which brings together artists who share a common desire to establish a connection both with each other and the local neighbourhood. The House offers a retreat from day-to-day life, where visiting artists can ask how their work relates to society. Every artist is invited to leave their mark on the house and take part in the projects being run from it. The house has a growing library and video library built with donations received from visiting artists and both local and international institutions.
Artists invited to live in the House have the opportunity to work with the children that come to the workshop “Pequeños Aprendices” (Young Apprentices), a free art workshop for children from the local neighbourhood from 6-15 years. This workshop looks to help children to discover and develop their artistic talents and abilities. Both artists and children have the opportunity to learn from each other and the workshop also acts as a common space where children from different backgrounds can interact on equal terms. Artists are also invited to participate in “Proyecto Huerta” (“The Vegetable Garden”), that is one of the most recent initiatives undertaken at the house, intended to generate a sustainable project that connects visiting artists with the local community. The planting of vegetables in a small garden on the sidewalk outside the house, has become a symbol of social integration, trust and confidence in the area. The aim of the project is to motivate more people to grow their own vegetable gardens and to extend the existing garden along the block. Everyone in the area has the opportunity to take part in this project, meet new people and maintain their own healthy, sustainable food source.
Organisation founded in
Brief description of residency program
Zona Imaginaria Residency
“Who can live in this house?”
Zona Imaginaria is an open creative space, designed to allow artists the freedom to research, with special interest in the exchange of experiences and interpersonal relationships. The graphic Studio and the House in Zona Imaginaria are strongly related to each other.
The graphic Studio is fully equipped and offers training in both established and new printmaking techniques, intended to relate each artist’s work to its contemporary artistic context. We investigate new print technologies, including non-toxic photogravure, digital art and multimedia.
The House works as an artists’ Residency called “Who can live in this House?”. Artists from different ages, countries, cultures and backgrounds have lived and worked at the house since it opened in 2008. These artists have all established some sort of connection to the environment they found themselves in. The house offers artists a space to think and reflect on their relationships with life, art and all matter of daily things. The space has also become a sharing space which, in the marks left by each inhabitant, reflects the different countries and artistic disciplines they come from. All the residents have access to the Studio, where they have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of applying print techniques to their work.
Residency program since
Disciplines and media
- Visual Art
- Educational Programmes
- New Media
Type of organisation
- Independent Association/Foundation
Duration of residencies
- 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time
Expenses paid by artist
Expectations of the artist
Presentation of artists' work
Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Description of residency
- Internet Connection
- Printmaking Facilities
- Ceramics Facilities
- Woodworking Tools
- Metal Working Tools
Number of studios
Type and size of studios
- Private Room
Other activities happening at the space
How to reach
Get off in San Isidro Station and walk to Centenario Avenue. Then take the 707 bus (red sign) that goes through Uruguay Street. Get off in Uruguay and Chile street Corner (Chile street is 3 blocks after Blanco Encalada Street). Get off the bus and walk 20 metres to your right.
International Airport: Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza), Buenos Aires
Domestic Airport: Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires
From Ezeiza Airport take Richieri Ave, turn into the General Paz Ave (Rio de la Plata bound). Then take Panamericana “Acceso Norte”. After Marquez Ave you will see 2 branches divisions. Take “Acceso Tigre” (The one on your right). The third bridge after the toll is on Uruguay street, take Uruguay to the left and keep straight. Pass through “Petrobras” that is by the corner of Uruguay and Blanco Encalada. Keep going through Uruguay and three blocks after Petrobras you’ll see Chile Street, turn right in Chile Street, Zona Imaginaria is located 20 meters away from Chile and Uruguay.