Dos Mares

General information

Brief description of organisation

The non-profit association DOS MARES was born from the desire of Ronald Reyes in order to provide Central American artists, his native region, the possibility to
confront their practice beyond national borders. Quickly, Ronald extended it to Latin America, then to Europe and the world.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Dos Mares encourages mobility and visibility of artists through international residencies programs. Artists are welcomed in France, Marseille and Paris for a period period of time between 1 and 3 months. These residences focus on art research and not production, the goal is to requestion artistic problematics, processes, approaches, plastic vocabulary, rethink projects, in a stimulating framework, conducive to encounters and discussions.

Residents at Dos Mares are from all regions of the world with the particularity to be in contact, in their life or work, with a territory of strong population density or living in a big metropolis. An artists network is simultaneously created, allowing residents to continue building its artistic and social connections.

During these residences the artist is accompanied regularly by one or more speakers in order to re-interrogate its practice, to deepen into semantic analyses of its artistic approach, to find new clues of work to broaden its scope.

Through a regular work of reflection, activated with discussions, often informal, the invited artist will be able to have a break in its artistic production, to rethink the articulation of the concepts which feed its plastic proposals.

It is not about producing a particular work or exhibitions but to confront its whole past work and to extract of it potentialities. A part of the residency work will be also dedicated to the manufacturing of proposal attempts, experiments tending to extent research axes, to validate them, to correct them or to restate them.

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Year round Applications

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Sculpture
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

Dos Mares covers a high amount of the total for most of the residencies, an artists mobility grant and a research grant are covered in the core program. In some of the residencies, the selected resident will have to cover part of the charges. Dos Mares provides a list of grants, artists may check it in order to ask for grants in his/her country. We provide artists with an acceptance letter to the program to facilitate the process. Year-round applications:

Expenses paid by artist
  • Food
  • Other

depends of the residency program

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Other

Meetings with the public (min. 1), provide Dos Mares with visuals and documentation of the residence research and process, interview with Dos Mares during his residence, daily feeds of a blog given by Dos Mares, a written document / essay of the main topic of the research during the residency

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


UrbanMétropole Aix-Marseille Provence (AMP)

  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Film Studio
  • Plaster Room
  • Photo Lab, Photo Studio
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation

How to reach

By train

Marseille’s passenger train station, Gare St-Charles is served by both metro lines. ( 10 minutes walk to Dos Mares flat )

Daily TGV connections
Marseille - Paris Gare de Lyon : 12 TGVs (3 hr.journey)
Marseille - Marne la Vallée (Disneyland Paris) : 4 TGVS
Marseille - Roissy Airport : 5 TGVS
Marseille - Lyon : 8 TGVS
Marseille - Brussels : 3 direct TGVS or Paris TGV + Thalys
Marseille - London : 5 TGVS to Lille and Eurostar connection.

Connections between the main stations in European countries and Marseille, changing trains in Paris then taking the TGV from Paris to Marseille (3h00 journey)

Vienna - Marseille : direct via Nice + Venice

Barcelona - Marseille : changing at Port-Bou or Avignon
Madrid - Marseille : changing at Irun or Barcelona or Port-Bou

Rome - Marseille : direct via Genoa/Ventimiglia - Venice
Marseille direct via Milan/Genoa - Milan - Marseille : direct via Ventimiglia

Hendaye - Toulouse - Marseille

Genève - Marseille : direct

From St-Charles railway station, you can get to Vieux-Port by subway (two stops):

By plane

Marseille Provence Airport

Regular or charter flights between Marseille and 81 cities throughout the world.

Flights from the following French mainland and Corsican towns : Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Calvi, Clermont-Ferrand, Figari, Lille, Limoges, Lyon, Mezt-Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Pau, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse.

45 daily links with Paris (1 hr. 15 min. flight)

Flights between Marseille and the following European cities : Amsterdam, Athens, Basle, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Porto, Rome, Venice and Zurich.

North America
Marseille- Montreal

By car

Marseille is easily accessible as three motorways linking Spain, Italy and Northern Europe intersect at Marseille.

From Paris
Paris to Marseille is 775 kms (482 miles) taking around 7 hours depending on your speed. There are tolls on the autoroutes.

From Barcelona

The 500km drive from Barcelona to Marseille takes about 4h45m, traveling mainly on the AP-7 and A9 roads. Note - AP roads are toll roads.

Nearest airport

Marseille Provence Airport

Contact information

Dos Mares
5 rue Vian
13006 Marseille

Phone: +33981310023

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