For the first time , the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros will provide financial support to a Venezuelan artist to participate in SOMA Summer in Mexico City, from June 30th through August 22nd, 2014.
SOMA is a recognized space where reflection and discussion on national and international art related issues is encouraged. Founded in November 2009 after a group of artists’ interest to form a unique platform in the cultural field, SOMA has works closely with its collaborators and advisers who are artists, art critics, curators and other professionals in the artistic environment alike.
Its international summer program, SOMA Summer, directed by Carla Herrera -Prats, is taught in English and brings together exhibitors and artists from various latitudes interested in pedagogical models. Each year, SOMA Summer focuses on the development of a specific subject; the 2014 edition will focus on the concepts of participation and collaboration in the arts.
In an environment of intensive work (8 weeks), participants have access to seminars, lectures, individual critiques and active artists’ studio visits. The the selected candidate will have a unique opportunity to get to know the artistic and cultural landscape of Mexico City through these exchanges.
The registration process is done only through the website SOMA. The candidate is required to be a Venezuelan artist, to be resident in the country and speak English. The guidelines are available in SOMA’s website. The CPPC will NOT receive applications.
Interested artists must complete the application by March 31, 2014.