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International Residency Program Barrac達o Maravilha Rio de Janeiro Deadline: 22nd May 2013

For an application pack email:

Contents - About - Description - Facilities - Objectives - Location - Studio plans - Accommodation - Structure - Application guidelines

About A contemporary art space founded by artists Richard Hugo, Natali Tubenchlak, Robson, Zé Carlos Garcia and producer Marcelo Velloso in January of 2008, Barracão Maravilha has its own particular way of presenting and circulating art. Located in the 18th century Gomes Freire Avenue, in a building built in the turn of the 20th century, Barracão Maravilha is situated in the heart of the city, and as an independent space has established itself as a prominent place for contemporary art production over the past five years. Barracão Maravilha is named after the founding directors’ involvement in the design and build of Carnival floats for the principal samba schools in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In 2011 the studio expanded over the entire building and began to invite other artists to join the space. These are professionals specialized in visual arts production. The organization has an extensive portfolio of large cultural projects management for public and private clients such as the Museum of Modern Art in Rio, the World Wildlife Fund and Fundação Palmares.

Description Barracão Maravilha’s International Residency program is an opportunity open to artists, curators and academics from the whole world who wish to explore their practice in a vibrant and challenging new context; meet new people, materials and experience first hand what it is like to live and work in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by a sense of simplicity and the desire to collaborate with Rio’s cultural landscape, Barracão Maravilha proposes to be a place where horizons meet and pivotal moments are shared between artists and the public. This residency is aimed at autonomous professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and challenge their practice on an international level. Individuals who wish to immerse themselves in the fabric of the city, produce and present new work. The program offers a professional mentor active in the contemporary art scene such as a renowned artist or curator. The mentor will follow the artist-in-residence’s progress with a view to help them realize a public presentation of the work carried out during the residency which can be in the format of a text, exhibition, talk or workshop.

Facilities Barracão Maravilha’s International Residency program offers a studio space suitable for research, production and presentation of new work. The studio is composed of two large rooms over two floors and a ground floor gallery space which opens out onto the main Avenue. The working spaces are flexible, to accommodate each artist according to their needs in each project. Well lit and ventilated, the studio is appropriate for a varied production, and has wi-fi internet available throughout the building. Our associate artists work in sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, new-technologies, perfomance and urban intervention. The gallery space is available to the artist-in-residence, having had made this request in their residency proposal. The artist-in-residence will be invited to a number of events, exhibitions and meetings to learn of and meet a diverse number of cultural spaces, other artists and professionals currently producing in the city. Situated in the cultural corridor of the city, Barracão Maravilha is ideally located for easy access to the principal cultural hubs Rio has to offer, and just down the street is the fervent commercial centre and the saara market. Barracão Maravilha’s International Residency offers: - Ample shared studio space - Exclusive accommodation in the centre of the city - A mentor to accompany the residency - Invitations to exhibitions and events - Central location in the city of Rio de Janeiro - Local information and logistical support

Objectives The International Residency program’s objectives are: - Expand the flux of production at Barracão Maravilha with the incorporation of international visiting artists-in-residence. - Support interdisciplinary exchanges between local and international artists. - Promote the experience and production of the artists-in-residence to a world-wide network. - Further develop partnerships with local cultural centres and galleries, national and International agents. - Establish Barracão Maravilha as a point of reference for visiting artists, curators and academics within a global art circuit.

Location Situated on the Gomes Freire Avenue, corner of Rua do Senado, Barracão Maravilha is ideally located in the centre of the city, close to the principal cultural hubs and the commercial centre. Neighbouring areas which can be reached by foot or bicycle are: Candelária Carioca Catete Centro Cinelândia Gamboa Glória Lapa Laranjeiras Santa Teresa

Studio plans

Ground floor & Gallery

1st floor

16 m

16 m 12 m


6.5 m


2 Piso




Accommodation The Residency program provides the artist-in-residence with an exclusive open-plan loft style flat which is located close to the studio above an antique shop and decorated with Brazilian artefacts and antiques throughout. The flat has wi-fi internet connection, a fitted kitchen and bathroom.

Structure The International residency program will take place during the following four one month periods in 2013: 1st July - 1st August 5th August - 5th September 9th September - 9th October 14th October- 14th November The host: Barracão Maravilha will provide the artist-in-residence with a shared studio space, exclusive accommodation, a mentor and local information and logistical support. All covered by the Residence Fee payable by the artist-in-residence. The artist-in-residence: Will be responsible for payment of the Residence fee, all travel, insurances and expenses. Outcome: The outcome of each residence will be outlined in the applicant’s proposal and may be in the form of a Text, Exhibition, Talk/Presentation or workshops. Proposals will be expected to cover activities for a period of one month.

Application guidelines Applications: The call for applications will be public and directed at emerging or established artists, curators and academics of any nationality and of any visual/fine arts discipline. The aplications will be made on-line via email by completing and sending the application form by the deadline: 22nd May 2013. Please email: for an application pack. The selection process: Applications will be reviewed and selected according to the quality and relevance of the residence proposal, the artist’s statement, sample of works, referees and a current curriculum vitae. Successful applicants will be notified by 31st May 2013.

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