June 10th, 2014

(Português Brasil) WORKSHOP SEMANA ABERTA- TERÇA, 10 de JUNHO de 2014 às 18h

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June 6th, 2014


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April 26th, 2014

WRAP HOUSE – Project by Alejandro Haiek

Wrap House  is an apparatus of tactic survival: constructed out of materials that existed at JA.CA prior to Alejandro’s arrival, an exercise questioning the status quo of the finishing material in architecture. The project is a critic to the equation of used material and fine architecture. Constructive exercise in between the primitive assemblage, common sense and intelligent fabrication.

April 2nd, 2014


The following spaces were selected for the residency:

• Centro-Oeste – Elefante Centro Cultural (Brasília, DF)

• Norte – Atelier do Porto (Belém, PA) • Nordeste – Espaço Fonte (Recife, PE)

• Sudeste – Barracão Maravilha Arte Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro, RJ)

• Sul – Grafatório (Londrina, PR)

March 19th, 2014


Artistas e pesquisadores Selecionados

The Fundação Clóvis Salgado and JA.CA – Centro de Arte e Tecnologia are pleased to announce the selected artists and researchers for the 2014 International Residency Program.

The following artists and researchers were selected:

Ciclo 1 (April 15th to June 15th, 2014): Artists: Fernanda Rappa (Jundiaí/SP), Guilherme Cunha (Belo Horizonte/ MG) and Thelmo Cristovam (Brasília/ DF);
Researcher: Krzysztof Gutfranski (Poland);

Ciclo 2 (July 15th to September 15th, 2014): Artists: Ricardo Burgarelli (Diamantina/MG), Steffania Paola (Guimarânia/ MG) and Tamara Gubernat (USA);
Researcher: Pilar Ortiz (Chile);

Ciclo 3 (September 22nd to November 22nd, 2014): Artists: Ariel Ferreira (Belo Horizonte/ MG), Maura Grimaldi (São Paulo/ SP) and Santiago Villanueva (Argentina);
Researcher: Anja Isabel Schneider (Germany);

the selection panel was composed by:
André Mesquita, Fernanda Lopes, Renata Alencar, Sara Moreno and Francisca Caporali.

February 20th, 2014


January 13th, 2014

JA.CA’s International Residency Praça7 BH – Partnership with FCS

Open Call for the International Residency Program at Center for Contemporary Art and Photography – Downtown Belo Horizonte a

The Fundação Clóvis Salgado and JA.CA launch the open call for the International Residency Program at the Center for Contemporary Art. The Selection Committee will grant original projects proposed by Brazilian and International candidates. The application would be sent by e-mail from January 8th to February 28th, instructions can be found in the Rules and Regulations attachment.

In total, the Program will select 9 (nine) artistic projects and 3 (three) researches, to be held in three residency cycles of two months each. The period for each cycle is: April 15th to June 15th, 2014; July 15th to September 15th, 2014; September 22nd to November 22nd, 2014.

The selection process will take in consideration the following criteria: originality and coherence of the proposal; artistic trajectory of the candidate; interaction with the urban territory and local community. The The name of the selected artists and researchers will be announced in the Diário Oficial of Minas Gerais and on the FCS:www.fcs.mg.gov.bron the following date: March 18th , 2014.

The Residency Program’s financial support is: The Brazilian artists and researchers will receive a stipend of R$2.600,00 (two thousand and six hundreds Brazilian Reais) payable in two installments. All taxes and fees shall be paid by the artist or researcher. The International artists and researchers will receive the total amount of R$2,600.00(two thousand and six hundreds Brazilian Reais) converted to food tickets and transportation to be used during their participation in the residence. All taxes and fees shall be paid by the artist or researcher.

Brazilian and International artists could use the amount of up to R$4,000.00 (Four thousand Brazilian Reais) for the development of their projects, used in consumables and services to be hired directly by the project and paid through the presentation of official invoices. All expenses must be approved by the Coordination Committee. The Program will cover the transportation costs and individual room for the artists and researchers (Brazilian and International) who are not residents of Belo Horizonte.

All artists and researchers will have access to the studios located on the third floor of the Center for Contemporary Art and Photography building, and are required to participatein all of the program’s events – curatorial visits, talks, debates and workshops.


September 24th, 2013


We are glad to announce the artists selected to the OCT/NOV residency cycle.

For their strong portfolios and original projects, and believing that they will contribute to interesting dialogue and research, the jury (Brigida Campbell, Samatha Moreira and Francisca Caporali) selected:  Alejandro Haiek de Lab Pro Fab (Caracas -Venezuela), Beto Shwafaty (Campinas-SP), Estandelau (Ibirité/Belo Horizonte- MG), and the art researchers Marina Câmara e Daniel Toledo (Belo Horizonte-MG).

September 6th, 2013


August 6th, 2013

OPEN CALL – Residency OCT/NOV 2013

JARDIM CANADÁ – The JA.CA Center for Art and Technology is pleased to announce a call for applications for a new artist residency!

JA.CA is a center for creation and artistic development located in the neighborhood of Jardim Canadá in the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Jardim Canadá is bordered on one side by the city and on the other by the natural reserve Parque Estadual Serra do Rola-Moça.

JA.CA’s mission is to foster artistic projects which make use of different approaches and technologies to explore the territory where we are located and/or to dialogue with the local community — through creative stimulus, educational initiatives and collaborative practices. Artists working in all media interested in the conceptual and practical inquiries raised by technology are encouraged to apply.

At JA.CA, we think of technology, of new media, as something much beyond the technical — as a media in which artistic practice finds a dynamism and expressive immediacy congruent with the pace and fluidity of contemporary culture. We believe that new media is a critical tool for the advancement of ever-larger artistic dialogues involving new students, constituents, and interlocutors.

For this  call JA.CA will support 01 Brazilian curator/researcher, 02 Brazilian artists (01 artist residing in Belo Horizonte and an other from a different Brazilian city) and 01 international artist1. The residency will last for 45 days, from October 15th to November 30th. International artists will receive round trip from his hometown and accommodation in a single room at the Center. International Artists will also receive access to all JA.CA facilities and an amount of R$ 3,000 (three thousand reais) exclusively for production of the selected project. JA.CA will offer production support, promotion to the projects, visits of critics, local and foreign curators, as well as support for the participation in exhibitions.

All applications should be sent in PDF format (max 7MB) to the e-mail: residencia2013@jacaarte.org by 11pm of September 6th 2013.

The PDF file should cover:

1 – Personal information (Full name, date of birth, address, country of citizenship and residency, URL and e-mail);

2 – A short letter of intent, exposing the reason why this residency would be important for your artistic research and production;

3 – A short description of the project to be produced during the residency;

4 – A short CV;

5 – Portfolio with 10 images max.

The selection will take into account originality, consistency of the proposed project and the artistic career of the candidate and will be selected by a panel of curators, artists, and directors of other residencies.

The residency will begin on October 15th and will end on November 30th.

All applicants, selected or not, will be notified by email. Selected artists will receive a contract to be signed by both parts. Only after the signed contract will the residence begin.

For more information and regulation: www.jacaarte.org