Casa Lu

General information

Brief description of organisation

Casa Lu is a private organization that welcomes artists from all over the world to live, create and exchange. Get inspired by Mexican culture in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by a beautiful garden in Tlalpan, a small town hidden away in the southern part of Mexico City, only 45 minutes away from the galleries and museums in the city.

We are a residency that wants to provide artists with a peaceful space to develop their projects as well to network with other artists and members of the community. We will facilitate them not only with a pleasant work space but also helping them with the promotion of their work by organizing exhibitions and different events. Our mission is to connect and promote artists through digital platforms, exhibitions, workshops and talks.

Brief description of residency program

Casa Lu is ideal for artists who are looking for a quiet and relaxed atmosphere to live in and work but who are also interested in experiencing the excitement of the art scene in Mexico City.

Artists are encouraged to show their work. They are welcome to give a talk and have a solo or group show in our gallery or garden. Each exhibition will have an opening reception.

For our regular residency program there is no fixed deadline. The minimum stay is 1 month and the maximum stay is 6 months.

Artists have to pay a residency fee that covers the cost for accommodation, studio space, transportation to/from airport or bus terminal and a final exhibition in our gallery or garden with a reception.

In the house there are three bedrooms that can accommodate up to four persons, a kitchen, living room, three bathrooms, a gallery, two indoor studios and three patios where artists can work as well.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
  • between 3 and 6 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets

With an extra fee

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Exhibition
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency


Suburb- Centro de Tlalpan is like living in a small town hidden away in the southern part of Mexico City. It is one of the oldest towns in the city with Colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and lots of trees. Its main square, with its park, church and mar

  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Plaster Room
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

Nearest airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México

Contact information

Casa Lu
Abasolo 193
14000 Mexico City

Phone: (00521) 5528911242

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