The Campos de Gutiérrez Residency Program
The Campos de Gutíerrez Residency Program invites artists, designers, curators and art historians from around the world to develop projects on a historic homestead on the outskirts of Medellin, Colombia. The program was established in 2011 and is designed to facilitate processes of investigation, production, and exchange among residents and the local community.
Residency sessions are quarterly and last between six to eight weeks. During this time, residents produce works to be exhibited in one of the Medellin’s many galleries and cultural centers. Critiques are an integral part of the residency experience and inform the direction of each exhibition. Each residency session receives between three and six artists.
The residency program plays an important role in the contemporary art community in Medellin and has gained national recognition for its contributions to the development of collaborative international art practices in the city and beyond.
Submissions & Application Process
Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for a specific project they intend to develop and show during their time at Campos. Submissions are juried and selected based on curatorial relevance and feasibility, prioritizing projects that focus on production and dialog. Projects that draw on environmental, historical, cultural or regional contexts are encouraged.
For more information on how to apply to the program and for details on how the residencies work please refer to the Application Page.
- Dedicated workspace within one of our three shared studios. See Campos’ facilities specifications and equipment list here. Campos also has relationships with a number of artistic spaces and institutions that may be able to assist you with equipment or space as needed.
- One curated group exhibition including printed and digital invitations, curatorial text in English and in Spanish, press release, and photographic documentation of the inauguration.
- Weekly group critiques that facilitate technical and conceptual development and inform the curatorial direction of the exhibitions.
- Access to the reference library and historical archive, including historical texts, photographs, resident works and documentation regarding artist talks, publications, and satellite projects organized by the residency.
- Orientation and accompaniment to relevant sites in and around Medellin.
- The option of giving a talk or workshop with one of our partner institutions.
- Discounted tuition for onsite ceramic workshops and courses.
- The opportunity to live and work in a community of international art professionals
- Entry into an international network of alumni artists. See past artists here.
A COP $2’700,000 (~USD $900) program fee for each individual provides for all of the program benefits outlined above. An additional COP $300.000 (~$100) per/week for room and board covers:
- A private, furnished room in the main historical building of the Campos de Gutiérrez homestead.
- Access to the fully equipped kitchen commons and prepared meals (breakfast and lunch) 6 days/week and do-it-yourself provisions 24 hours, 7 days a week. Access to fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden.
- Part time cleaning and grounds maintenance, and round-the-clock security provided by our three friendly dogs!
- Campos provides a number of options for residents needing financial assistance. For more information please see the application page.