Fundacion Tajamar

General information

Brief description of organisation

Fundacion Tajamar is a non-profit organization established in December 2012, was created after our project of contemporary art exhibition in the public space, Galeri?a Tajamar.
Our mission is to develop and manage projects related to contemporary art that generates cultural contribution, supporting the promotion of artists intergenerationally with a relevant speech and unique vision. At the same time we work to bring art closer to the community, preserving and promoting projects of independent management and searching for the participation of new audiences. For this we have the following projects: Galeri?a Tajamar, Tajamar Education Program, Tajamar Scholarship.

Galeria Tajamar is an exhibition space founded on April 16th, 2011. It ?s located in the central square of the Torres de Tajamar in the district of Providencia, Santiago, a legacy of the modern architecture in Chile.
It`s main quality is its architecture, a completely glazed hexagonal construction. Because of this you can see the artworks clearly from its 360 °, 24 hours a day without the need of entering.
The Gallery is conceived as a space for the public domain, accessible to all. The artworks presented here establish a dialogue with the viewer in a similar way than the established by public works of art, but this time, protected by a gallery that allows the circulation of different artists.
With 7 years of experience Galeria Tajamar has shown over 70 exhibitions with national and international artists, emerging, of medium and long trajectory, positioning itself as a cultural reference in the local artistic scene.

Brief description of residency program

Fundacion Tajamar and the Royal Embassy of Denmark in Chile announces the kickstart of its curatorial research residency program with an open call for curators working and living in Denmark to explore the vibrant art scene in Chile. The selected curator will participate in this project from a one to three months residence beginning in May, 2018. The program will provide time, space and access to files for the curator to develop an investigation and a curatorial proposal about the chilean art scene (the residency duration is depending on needs of the curator).
Once realized the investigation, the curator will select 6 artist for Galeria Tajamar annual program 2018-2019 and will write a curatorial text along the residency.
During this period, Fundacion Tajamar facilitates a series of studio visits and meetings with artists and professionals involved in the Chilean contemporary arts sector in order to guide curators willing to discover or to deepen their knowledge on chilean artistic practices.
Fundacion Tajamar aims to foster and develop new connections and opportunities with Chilean and internationally visual artists and curators meanwhile creating personal and institutional long term connections.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Curatorial
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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


Expenses paid by artist
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Exhibition
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Travel
  • Housing
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

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

How to reach

Nearest airport

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez

Contact information

Fundacion Tajamar
av providencia, 1100 L59, Providencia, Santiago de Chile
7500128 Santiago

Phone: +56 9 9319 0492

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