Exchange grant between the Buenos Aires Bienal de Arte Joven and Hangar

Hangar and the government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires have signed an agreement for the realization of an exchange residency program between Buenos Aires and Barcelona. Within this program, an artist residing in Spain will be selected to participate in the Residencia Internacional Campus Bienal, organized by the Bienal de Arte Joven de Buenos Aires in collaboration with the Centro Cultural Recoleta.

For further information

Bienal de Arte Joven de Buenos Aires

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Campus Bienal program


Objective of this call and its addressees

The aim of this call is to offer a grant for an artist residing in Spain to spend two months at the Residencia Internacional Campus Bienal in Buenos Aires.

Participation in this competition is open to artists between the ages of 18 and 32, resident in Spain, who develop proposals in the field of visual arts, performance, installations, sound art, audiovisual and new media.

Residence period

The residency will last two months, from August 2 to September 30, 2019.

Benefits and endowment of the grant

– Financial endowment: 1300 € for living expenses (650 €/month), 500 € for artist fees, 750 € for production exchange (gross amounts), 1000 € for travel expenses.
– Accommodation and work space at Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires)
– Use of the centre’s infrastructure, depending on availability.
– Participation in the special Campus Biennial training program.
– Hiring a travel insurance.

Commitments of the selected project

The selected artist will commit to:
– Participate in the activities proposed by the Campus Biennial programme during their residence.
– Submit a final report of the project to the centres and an assessment of the residence during the two months following its completion.
– Make a presentation of the results of the residence at the end of the same in Barcelona, which will take place within the framework of the Paratext. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the artist and can be deducted from his or her production endowment.
– Include the logos of the participating institutions in the communication of the project carried out during the residency.

The application must be sent in .pdf format to mail marzia(at) with the subject ” Exchange grant Hangar Biennial Arte Joven Buenos Aires “.

The document must contain:
– Personal data (Full name, date and place of birth, ID or passport number, email contact, telephone contact).
– Biography (2500 characters maximum, spaces included)
– Artist statement: It is not a biography, it is a brief discourse on the artistic identity of the work, that which characterizes it thematically, theoretically and formally (2500 characters maximum, spaces included).
– Letter of motivation (2500 characters maximum, spaces included)
– Project* (2500 characters maximum, spaces included).
– Graphic dossier (up to a maximum of 10 images with their technical specifications).
– URL (only for videos). This field is optional if you have attached images to the graphic dossier and is obligatory if you do not attach images. Write a single URL to a video or animation (personal web, vimeo, youtube, or any other). The commission will watch a maximum of 5 minutes of video.
– Personal web URL.

* Applications may be submitted in Catalan, Spanish or English.
** In the case of a pre-selected candidacy, the artist must submit a pdf with the complete translation of their proposal into Spanish for the final evaluation in Buenos Aires, before Monday 20 May. If the document is not submitted within the deadlines established by this call, the candidacy will be considered null and void.
*** Each artist may apply with only one project.

Deadline for submission of applications

The deadline for receipt of applications is Sunday 12 May 2019, at midnight (GTM+1).

Pre-selection and final selection process

The selection of artists will be made through this public call.
The Hangar Programme Committee will make a pre-selection of 3 to 5 candidates. The final selection of the winner will be made by the jury of the Bienal de Arte Joven de Buenos Aires, which will meet before the end of May 2019. The resolution of this call will be communicated to the selected artist by e-mail within one week.

Acceptance of the terms and conditions of the jury’s decision

Participation in this competition implies acceptance of the terms and conditions and the decision of the jury, as well as any changes that may occur subsequently as a result of factors outside the centres.

For further information:
Marzia Matarese
Telf: +34 308 40 41 ext.22


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