General information

Brief description of organisation

At NAVE we aim to provide a select group of contemporary artists with an exceptionally rich making-experience. To foster knowledge exchange between locals and visitors and to maintain a responsible and active engagement within the community we are part of. The residency is ultimately a haven for novel critical thought and a contemporary art/cultural platform. Our operation maintains an international projection -attuned- yet responsive and critical to the current ways of being of an increasingly globalized world.

NAVE artist residency program is located in a beautiful Hacienda house in Guayllabamba - Ecuador providing housing, studio space and resources for up to 10 artists per session.

NAVE is a residency by New Works. We are an artist run project space based in Humboldt Park Chicago. We aim to present a diverse array of experimental exhibitions removed from medium specificity. The intermittent use of white-cube spaces against the rough industrial nature of an active studio comments on the contingent nature of curatorial dispositions. Ultimately, prioritizing nothing but the relationship between the artist and their work vs. the architectural variables that govern us. Run by Antonio López & Rebecca Lothan.

Brief description of residency program

NAVE provides time, space and an inspiring environment for making aimed towards a select group of artist producing exceptional work.

This residency is directed towards contemporary thinkers and makers who demonstrate a critical engagement and inquiry towards their practice.

We function within a \'self – run\' model meaning every resident is responsible for the use of their own time. Although not mandatory we do encourage our residents to give a brief talk open to the general public either on their own work or any relevant topic. Group critiques, panels exhibitions and parties are to be organized to the discretion and consensus of the group. Exhibition and event promotion is handled by Nave under Nave/New Works platform.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Grants available

Every session we offer: - (1) Fellowship - covers all expenses excluding transportation to the residency. - (1) Merit Scholarship - covers 50% of program expenses excluding transportation to the residency. + Visiting Aritst

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

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • We maintain contact with several local artisans for projects that require fabrication.
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios

between 11 and 16

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

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

How to reach

By plane

Book flights to Mariscal Sucre Intl. Airport, Quito - Ecuador

By car

Take Av. Simon Bolivar Norte towards Guayllabamba. Once in Guayllabamba go past the town into the roundabout, take first exit to the right. This is Via Cusubamba. Stay here for 5 1/2 KM. The entrance will be to your left under two small wooden signs that read Villa Juliana / Coteg.

Nearest airport

Mariscal Sucre Intl. Airport, Quito - Ecuador

Contact information

Via Cusubamba Km. 5 1/2
EC170124 Guayllabamba

Phone: +593998717838

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