The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts, VAEA is thrilled to announce Venezuelan artist Audino Diaz will be VAEA’s 2016 Artist in Residence. Audino will be in Mexico from April 10th until May 10th 2016.
This program offers professional visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic disciplines while being inspired by Mexico’s extraordinary landscapes.
The Artist-in-Residency program aims to bring alternative spaces for the development of creative proposals of artistic production, cultural reflection and dialogue between different communities and artists working on different disciplines and mediums. With this program VAEA aspires to stimulate the contemporary art discourse while furthering new models for the production and dissemination of culture.
This program takes place in partnership with [R.A.T.] Residencia Artistica por Intercambio from Mexico. Audino Diaz’ participation in VAEA’s Residency Program is sponsored by a Padrino, from VAEA Grants.
About the artist Audino Diaz…
Visual Artist. Illustrator, sculptor, and installer. He studied sculpture at the Sculpture Center and the Art’s Students League in New York City (2005-08). He has exhibited his plastic work in galleries and museums in the US, Europe and Latin America. He was a fellow at the residence of the Stark Foundation in Berlin (2013). He received the first prize for painting at the Municipal Hall of Caracas (2000). Diaz won the Young Artist Award from the University of Los Andes in Mérida (1994). For more on Audino Diaz work visit his profile in VAEA’s Artist Registry.
About [R.A.T.] Residency Program…
Promotes the technical and intellectual exchange between artists and other cultural practitioners. The Residence is defined as an opportunity to build communication channels and develop site specific projects. The process of production, reception, and appropriation of art and culture in this program is expected to keep an open, non-elitist profile (as fas as possible). This system, based on the home exchange idea, offers one participation modality, the minimum stay is one week and the maximum is four within the same calendar year. Its venues, located in Mexico City, are open all year round. [R.A.T.] Coordinators will decide upon the assignation of the host-residency according to space availability and project specific requirements.