Announcing the NEW Arquetopia Oaxaca International Artist Residency! Photo Slide Show!

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Arquetopia Oaxaca’s new alpine-style villa in the peaceful countryside village of San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca. Photo by R. Camargo

New as of April 2015: In contributing to more focused environmental consciousness and renewing our commitment to sustainability and nature, we are excited to announce the new Arquetopia Oaxaca. This new space honors Oaxaca’s traditions by incorporating into our residency a deeper comprehension of how art and the surrounding ecosystem coexist harmonically. Arquetopia’s residency spaces continue to be open for dialogue, exchanges, and encounters while emphasizing our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, reusing materials, and recycling waste.

Our alpine-style villa hosts up to five artists at a time, with sweeping mountain and city views from the artist rooms.

In this countryside space, the intersection of art and nature set the tone for reflection, research and production. We welcome artists who are interested in developing projects with non-toxic techniques and seeking a deeper connection with the community, nature, and the environment. Artists are also encouraged to participate in diverse activities such as fieldtrips, cycling, and hiking as well as helping to maintain our organic orchard.

Visit our Open Calls + Deadlines to apply now through Monday, April 27.

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Along with the individual live/work space for each resident, Arquetopia Oaxaca has a larger shared art studio. Photo by R. Camargo

Our residents will enjoy a safe and peaceful environment surrounded by the mountains of San Pablo, a nature reserve of 7,500 acres with rich biodiversity. The residency center is located in the countryside village of San Pablo Etla, only 20 minutes away from the center of the city of Oaxaca on the south side; and to the north, it is only 20 minutes away from the Centro de las Artes San Agustín, an early 20th-century textile mill transformed into a spectacular arts center.

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Photo by J.L. Jiménez

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Photo by J.L. Jiménez

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Arquetopia Oaxaca’s dining room and common space.

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Arquetopia Oaxaca’s common space. Photo by J.L. Jiménez

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The mountain view from an artist bedroom at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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One of the live/work spaces for residents at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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One of the live/work spaces for residents at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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One of the live/work spaces for residents at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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The mountain view from an artist bedroom at Arquetopia Oaxaca. Photo by J.L. Jiménez

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