Arquetopia Oaxaca

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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

 

 

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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
New as of 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 four 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 field trips, cycling, and hiking as well as helping to maintain our organic garden.
 
Our residents 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 30 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. Though cheap, everyday public transportation is also available from the residency vicinity into the city, Arquetopia provides scheduled transportation into downtown Oaxaca twice per week by van.
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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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Arquetopia Puebla

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View of Arquetopia from the garden

New for 2015: A large, spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial castle-style compound conveniently located in Puebla’s central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to ten artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently and artfully renovated, the residency offers large, natural-light studios; a natural-light art gallery; a classroom; a darkroom; a music studio; ten furnished bedrooms; an indoor/outdoor dining facility for 20 persons; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces; a botanical garden; a research library; and a residents’ rooftop lounge.

View of Arquetopia from above the garden
View of Arquetopia from above the garden
View of Arquetopia from above the garden
View of Arquetopia from above the garden
View of Arquetopia from the second floor
View of Arquetopia’s artist dining hall from the second floor
View of Arquetopia's second-floor terrace
View of Arquetopia’s second-floor terrace
Night view of Arquetopia from the garden
Night view of Arquetopia from the garden
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View of Arquetopia’s main art studio
View of Arquetopia's main art studio, with instructional course in session
View of Arquetopia’s main art studio, with instructional course in session
Night view of Arquetopia from the garden
View of Arquetopia from the garden
View of Arquetopia's main art studio from the second-floor terrace
View of Arquetopia’s main art studio from the second-floor terrace
View of the second floor residence hall from the terrace
Night view of Arquetopia’s second-floor residence hall from the terrace
View of the second-floor residence hall from the terrace
Night view of Arquetopia’s second-floor residence hall from the terrace
View of the second-floor residence hall from the terrace
Night view of Arquetopia’s second-floor residence hall from the terrace
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Artist bedroom 1
Artist bedroom 1
Artist bedroom 1
Artist bedroom 2
Artist bedroom 2
Artist bedroom 2
Artist bedroom 2
Artist bedroom 3
Artist bedroom 3
Artist bedroom 3
Artist bedroom 3
Artist restroom
Artist restroom
Artist shower
Artist shower
Artist restroom
Artist restroom
View of the interior of Arquetopia's music studio
Interior view of Arquetopia’s music studio
Exterior view of Arquetopia's music studio
Exterior view of Arquetopia’s music studio
The Puebla Cathedral and other landmarks comprise this downtown view from Arquetopia’s spectacular new home in the central historic district of Puebla, southern Mexico.
The Puebla Cathedral and other landmarks comprise this downtown view from Arquetopia’s spectacular new home in the central historic district of Puebla, southern Mexico.