Campos de Gutierrez Foundation

General information

Brief description of organisation

Campos de Gutiérrez is a bilingual organization that believes in the distribution of information in English and Spanish to create a more direct communication between its national and international public. The organization seeks to generate a cultural epicenter in Colombia where tradition blends with contemporary art.

The main goal of Campos de Gutiérrez as a nonprofit foundation is the promotion of the arts in the city of Medellín by offering a program meant exclusively for the interaction among its diverse groups of participants with local cultural communities. Along with its side projects, MAATI, ESPIGA, residencies, the talks, and the archive, Campos de Gutiérrez Foundation contributes to the enrichment of the local and the national art scene.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Campos de Gutiérrez is an international residency program for contemporary artists, designers, curators, and art historians housed in a 19th century coffee plantation in the foothills of Medellín, Colombia. Campos emerged from the desire to promote historical preservation, while being unafraid to repurpose historical structures for the present. It seeks to foster cross-cultural interactions both within its diverse groups of participants, and between those participants and the existing cultural communities of Medellín.

Campos de Gutiérrez es un programa de residencias para artistas contemporáneos, diseñadores, curadores e historiadores de arte situado en una casa cafetera del siglo XIX en la base de las montañas que rodean al Valle de Aburrá en Medellín, Colombia. Campos surgió con el deseo de promover la preservación histórica sin dejar de readecuar las estructuras del pasado en el presente. Su propósito es facilitar la interacción entre sus grupos diversos de participantes, y entre esos mismos participantes con las comunidades culturales de Medellín.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Art History and other disciplines
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Darkroom, natural clay deposits, scenic native and secondary forests.
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish

How to reach

By plane

The Airports in Medellín are:
The José María Córdova International Airport.
The Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (for regional and domestic flights).

By car

From Downtown Medellín, take Ayacucho towards the mountains. Ayacucho turns into Via Santa Elena after the colorful buildings called El Poblado de Veracruz. Follow the road up six kilometers until you see a yellow sign that says PUERTA DEL FILO, take that left and follow the road downhill until you see an entrance framed with cypress trees to your right.

From José María Córdova Airport, take Via Santa Elena down towards Medellín. About two kilometers past the Santa Elana School look for a statue of a Virgin and Child on a sharp curve, take the next right down the hill. Follow the road downhill until you see an entrance framed with cypress trees to your right.

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Contact information

Campos de Gutierrez Foundation
Calle 65 No. 48-87, Prado Centro

Phone: +57.310.443.0408

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