Weʼre raising £10,000 to help AKI AORA's artist residency; collaborations between Quintana Roo’s local industries, communities & workers, creating art for the public
- Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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We are seeking support for the next edition of Art Residency AKI AORA, based in Tulum, Mexico. Next year’s edition ‘Guerrilla Theatre in the Anthropocene’ curated by Founder Sally Montes (Mexico) and guest curator Sasha Galitzine (UK) will run from 28 January - March 9 2019. Invited artists, Marinella Senatore (Italy), Wendy Cabrera Rubio (Mexico), Jose Mejía (Mexico), Fallen Fruit (USA) and Robin Kahn (USA) will be in residence for these three weeks, researching and forming their projects to exhibit as well as discussing and devising a public programme in collaboration and dialogue with guest speakers including Esther Regueira/ Manifesta Biennial (Curator, Writer, Spain), Alyssa Nitchun/ Creative Time (Curator, Writer, USA), Interspecifics/ 'Species Resiliens' (Artist collective, Mexico) and Jose Davila (Artist, Mexico).
What is AKI AORA?
AKI AORA is an annual artist residency, temporary experimental music studio, and exhibition space, that opens a window into the processes of art making, film, and music. Artists are invited to explore the nature of Tulum’s multiple identities as; a rich cultural site of Mayan life, a lush eco-environment of protected flora and fauna as well as an expanding centre of tourism, new construction and foreign investment. AKI AORA’s focus is to promote site-specific artistic research. Each artist is invited to select and explore areas of the local community or history and generate projects that include some form of collaboration between Quintana Roo’s local industries, communities, and workers in the creation of their work. This engagement with the local community is vital to the residency. The programme is also very much about the cultural exchange and collaboration between the Mexican and international artists.
Why do we need support?
We’re looking for donors who would like to help us in our mission to engage the local public with the new site-specific and relevant art produced. All money raised will go towards the production costs of the artists’ projects and towards broadening their reach and engagement with the local community via publications and marketing. You have the opportunity to sponsor one particular artist or any aspect of the public programme depending on your interest. Depending on how much support you can provide you could also have the opportunity to come to Tulum and stay near the residents and contribute to the discussions. Individual sponsorships can be discussed individually.
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