CASA ALBERTO HEREDIA
RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
2024-2025
Call for applications open until 24 July

The Casa Alberto Heredia is the first artists’ residence in Argentina to be run by a public museum. This new space for artistic exchange, research and production was bequeathed to the Museo Moderno by the great Argentinian artist Alberto Heredia (Buenos Aires, 1924–2000). It is located on the premises of what used to be his house-cum-studio.  With this project, the Museo Moderno honours the artist’s boundless generosity and makes Heredia’s legacy available to new generations of artists.

As a public institution devoted to Argentinian modern and contemporary art, the Museo Moderno has a wide-ranging programme of solo and group exhibitions, acquisitions and publications, as well as its public, educational, social, community and accessibility programmes. Through its association with these programmes, the Casa Alberto Heredia Artists’ Residency acquires the unique position of being linked to one of the most important platforms for artistic production and exhibition in Argentina.

The Residency Programme offers artists and art, culture and education professionals time and space for research, production and exchange with the Buenos Aires art scene. In particular, it provides access to the work processes and content programming of the Museo Moderno and its team of specialist professionals in areas such as Curatorship, Heritage Management, Museography and Exhibition Production, Conservation, Education, Publications and other areas.

The Residency Programme is supported by ArtHaus, a centre for contemporary creation, the Asociación Amigos del Moderno and the Buenos Aires City Government.

Bequeathed by the artist Alberto Heredia in 2000, the house was inaugurated in 2023 with generous support from the private sector. The Fundación Azcuy carried out the architectural renovations on the property, and the Joanne Cattarossi Studio was responsible for the interior design. The work was also supported by the Asociación Amigos del Moderno and the companies El Camino, De Otro Tiempo, Rugit, Arredo, Boutique de Luz, Plavicon, Ferrum, Interieur Forma, Bed Time, Liliana and Blau.

Open call for artists and art, culture and education professionals in Argentina

This occasion marks the launch of the national call for production, training and research residencies for artists and professionals in the fields of art, culture and education. Residencies will be awarded for the periods August–December 2024 and March–June 2025. A residency may last between 14 and 29 days, depending on the needs of the project submitted.

This programme offers a unique opportunity for residents to explore their ideas, develop artistic projects or productions, or carry out research or training and experimentation experiences.

During the process, residents will be encouraged to interact through meetings, observation and dialogue with members of different departments at the Museo Moderno. Contacts may likewise be established with other curators, professionals and artists active in the city of Buenos Aires.

Selection and Eligibility

The call is open to Argentinian artists and professionals in the fields of art, culture and education, and to foreigners who have been living in Argentina for three or more years. Residents of Buenos Aires and the surrounding metropolitan area are not eligible to apply. Successful candidates must be able to participate in and engage with the artistic and cultural context of the Museo Moderno and the city of Buenos Aires. With this in mind, applicants must submit a proposal describing their interests in the Casa Alberto Heredia Residency and their preliminary idea or project to be developed during their stay. Special attention will be paid to proposals built around the following points.

Training and professional development at the Museo Moderno:

  • Curatorship
  • Heritage Management
  • Conservation and Cataloguing
  • Publications
  • Exhibition Management
  • Museography and Exhibition Production
  • Educational Project Development

Research areas at the Museo Moderno:

  • Argentinian Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Art and Technical Art History
  • Art and Education
  • Graphic and Industrial Design
  • Film, Theatre and Experimental Music

Transversal areas of interest and values at the Museo Moderno:

  • Education
  • Accessibility
  • Community
  • Community

Museo Moderno digital research portals:

Educational projects at the Museo Moderno:

  • Teacher Training
  • Educational Resources Development
  • Professional development in the areas of families, accessibility, fieldwork in homes, hospitals and community neighbourhood spaces.

About the Residency

The Casa Alberto Heredia was opened in September 2023, offering a place to live and work in the San Telmo quarter of Buenos Aires. It has two bedrooms with desks and private bathrooms, a large social space, a kitchen-dining room with laundry room and a shared workshop-studio space. The house is located on Avenida Caseros, 800 m from the Museo Moderno and in the vicinity of the museums, foundations and art galleries of the Southern District and the city centre, all hives of artistic and cultural activity. It is also well connected by public transport and offers a wide variety of local gastronomic options.

The Residency also offers:

  • General support from the Museo Moderno team
  • Round-trip airfare within Argentina
  • Daily expenses
  • Professional liaison, artistic development, research and training opportunities

Depending on each resident’s profile, the Museo Moderno may request their participation in a public activity at the Museum, to be agreed with the Moderno teams:

  • Public or internal activity in collaboration with Museo Moderno professionals.
  • Proposals for workshops, conferences or seminars, among other activities.

Timeline

Call for Applications: until 24 July
Announcement of successful residency candidates: July/August 2024

Selection Process

Residents will be selected on the basis of their application and proposal.

The decision will be made by a jury made up of Francisco Lemus (Head Curator, Museo Moderno), Jimena Ferreiro (Curator, Museo Moderno), Raúl Flores (Curator, Museo Moderno), Cintia Mezza (Specialist in Collections Management and Art Archives, Klemm Foundation) and Mónica Giron (artist). The jury will engage in dialogue with Victoria Noorthoorn (Director, Museo Moderno) and Belén Arroyo (Co-ordinator of the Casa Alberto Heredia Residency Programme).

How to Apply

The application form must be completed with the following specifications:

  1. The applicant’s full name and photo.
  2. Personal details: date of birth, ID number, permanent address, telephone, email, website (if appropriate).
  3. An updated CV (5 pages max., Arial 11, 1.5 spacing).
  4. Two referees, with full names, emails and telephone numbers.
  5. A work proposal for the Residency (4 pages max., Arial 11, 1.5 spacing).
  6. A letter of intent describing the applicant’s interests in this opportunity (2 pages max., Arial 11, 1.5 spacing).
  7. A selection of up to 15 images of works, projects and/or exhibitions (with captions), documentation and/or visual material produced in the last 10 years, to provide the jury with a frame of reference around the applicant’s current interests and background to the project submitted.

Enquiries: casaalbertoheredia@museomoderno.org