JA.CA Center of Art and Technology is pleased to announce the result of the open call for the June and July residency.
We got lots of projects that are consistent with the Center’s mission. The task of choosing a group of 04 artists was difficult. Therefore, the selection committee drafted a set of criteria based on the main objectives of the program, focusing on projects that can produce different reverberations in an artist residency. The panel prioritized projects that were more susceptible to possible collaborations during the experience of sharing a workspace. The selected projects dialogue and complement each other. Despite that, they suggest possible connections with other JA.CA’s parallel projects.
Combining consistent portfolios with provocative proposals around the context of the residency, the artists selected were: Vijai Patchineelam (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Meera Singh (Canada), Alejandro Rojas and Edgar Tobón Mazo (Colombia), Ganz and Agnes Louise Linke (Belo Horizonte, Brazil). The projects take advantage of the opportunities offered by JACA in different ways and should give new shape to researches in each artists production. Besides the issues already highlighted by the poetics of these artists, this will be a good opportunity to reflect on the ways in which the idea of community can be made central to the conduction of experiments in the field of contemporary art.
The selection panel was composed by Paulo Miyada, Beatriz Lemos, Isaura Pena and Natacha Rena, who will follow the development of the projects during the residency. During these two months, JACA will offer several activities open to the interested public: workshops, lectures and readings of portfolios in the Center and other institutions participating in the project.
Located in Jardim Canada, in the city of Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, JACA has been encouraging artistic projects since 2010, using technologies that dialogue with the local reality, either through educational stimulus or provocations and collaborative practices.
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Graduated in Design at the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), she lives in Belo Horizonte and is a professor at the School of Design Guignard, State University of Minas Gerais (UEMG). Pena held several exhibitions in several Brazilian states, and has participated in important conferences and exhibitions of art throughout Brazil and abroad. Among her awards are: XIX Art Salon of Belo Horizonte (1987); VII Funarte National Hall in Rio de Janeiro (1985 and 1988) and at the 45th Salon Paranaense in Curitiba (1988).
Graduated in Architecture at the School of Architecture at UFMG in 1995, Master in Architecture at the School of Architecture at UFMG in 2000 and Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics at PUC São Paulo in 2006. Teaches undergraduate courses in Design and Architecture at Fumec University and EAUFMG. Natacha is leading the research group DADAA – Differences: Art, Design, Craft and Architecture where she coordinates research projects and extension.
Architect and town planner graduated at FAU-USP, São Paulo, where he took his masters. He was assistant curator of the 29th Bienal de São Paulo and currently coordinates the Center for Research and Curator of the Tomie Ohtake Institute and works as curator of the program Rumos visual arts, Itaú Cultural. At the same time, he held courses and workshops on contemporary art and organizes independent exhibitions as Em Direito, exhibition held at the Oswald de Andrade Cultural Workshop in November 2011.
Graduated in Art History at UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, and masters in Social History of Culture PUC-RJ, Beatriz worked between 2002 and 2008 as an assistant in research and curatorship at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi. She works today as a curator and with research focused on contemporary art and its developments in networks. She is also part of the team coordinating the Terra Una Residency Program in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and coordinates projects for exchanges among art scenes in Latin America, participating in residencies and idealizing exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. She is one of the editors of the Magazine of Art Elástica(www.revistaelastica.com) and creator of the project Lastro – Free Exchanges in art (www.lastroarte.com).