About the Residency

LONG TERM RESIDENCIES – production is an international program of long-term residencies for artists, located in São Paulo, Brazil, which combines our experience in research and art management, with the material, conceptual, and strategic possibilities of your production.

The residence takes place in a department located in the COPAN building, one of São Paulo’s emblematic buildings that was designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Additionally, we provide an Artist Workshop close to the city center.

About Uberbau_house

Since 2016, Uberbau_house has been a place for debate, investigation, and documentation on contemporary art in Latin America that has brought together more than 130 art workers in a work to update our notions of use, function, and social role of art.

Uberbau_house continues the activities and investigations carried out by Curatoría Forense – Latinoamérica since 2005.


until November 30, 2023 / apply here!

what do we expect from the residency?

  • Personalized Professional Accompaniment of Curators and Artists.

  • Program of weekly visits by artists and curators to your workshop.

  • Artist Workshop available for the production of Art Objects and Work Meetings.

  • Open Studio / Final presentation in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • creation of Work Networks.

And also,

  • Direct contact with one of the most active Art Scenes in Latin America, including visits to Museums, Institutions, Organizations, Art Galleries, Artist Workshops, etc.
  • Seminars and talks that help contextualize your production.
  • Joint design of production and circulation strategies.

What will we do together?

During the residency, we created a teaching-learning space, based on the exchange of experiences, organization of conceptualizations, intensive review of theoretical references, management and production of art objects.

We focus on the production processes and the materialization of dissident objects, which produce dynamics of subjectivity, citizenship, and associativity with a clear emphasis on their social, collective and collaborative function.

The residence provides those who participate:

  • Contemporary Art Seminar (2 days).
  • Monitoring and advice by the coordination team.
  • Public instances of presentation and conversation about the development of your work.
  • Free access to all Uberbau_house activities.
  • Program of face-to-face meetings in São Paulo and online with agents from all over Latin America: artists, curators, art managers, researchers, and other relevant agents of the scene.
  • Free access to the Ideological Reserve contemporary art library and archive.




During 2024 we will have 4 work periods available for the LONG TERM RESIDENCES – production Residence, with limited spaces (2 or 4 spaces, depending on the month).

The available periods are:

    • January – February 2024.

    • June – July 2024.

    • August – September 2024.

    • October – November 2024.

Residence periods can be extended to 3 and 6 months at the request of the participant and according to the availability of the residence.

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until November 30, 2023 / apply here!


What do you need to apply?

Prepare your application by previously collecting the following information and files:

  • Complete the basic information requested in the Application Form, including Contact Information.
  • Work Portfolio, in PDF format, where you include a biographical review, statement, images of work with a technical sheet, and brief description.
  • Mention events and organizations in which you have participated.

What is the Participation Fee?

The Residency is an autonomous and self-managed initiative, so we ask participants for a Participation Fee to cover production costs.

Production Residency / 2 months: US$2,500

in 1 payment (10% discount): US$2,250
in 2 monthly payments, installment value: US$1,250 each.


  • Letters of invitation will be extended to obtain support funds and work permits.
  • Participation certificates will be delivered once the residency is completed.

Terms and Conditions.

The Participation Fee can be paid in cash or in partial installments by transfer through Western Union, credit card through PayPal, or Global66.

The residency includes:

  • Accommodation (in a shared room), Breakfast; and use of the common spaces of Uberbau_house: kitchen, living room, laundry room, and dining room.
  • Workshop (shared with another artist) for the production of art objects.

Does not include:

  • Transportation costs to and from the place of residence.
  • Lunch and dinner. Group meals will be planned.
  • Materials required for production.

Due to the current situation, we offer Flexible Participation Vacancies, in case you cannot travel for any reason, and your vacancy will be reserved for a future Residency instance, without extra charges.


until November 30, 2023 / apply here!


Until 30

November 2023


1 – 7

December 2023

Selection of participants

10 – 21

December 2023

Confirmation of Selected Participants

January and February 2024

First Production Residency 2024


until November 30, 2023 / apply here!


Our experience

 | 47 collective residences | 130 individual residences | +500 residents | 8 books | 10 fanzines | 10 informative maps | +500 articles available for free | +100 seminars in cities in 9 countries in Latin America and 8 in Europe | 

Our work method

We propose an experimental pedagogy, through instances of collective research and review of our work. Research is a tool for practical implementation.

Our publications

We have publications dedicated to understanding: the relationship between contemporary art and communities; the organization of artist-run centers; and how the art system works in Latin America.

art object, by Nicolás Bertona (AR)

related initiatives

We collaborate directly with VADB, a community of Latin American art researchers, and Art Workers, an initiative focused on labor rights.

In addition, we also maintain relationships, associations, and agreements with local art initiatives, organizations, institutions, and collectives in São Paulo, Latin America, and Europe.

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until November 30, 2023 / apply here!

get in contact

Write to us and schedule an informative talk

Av. Ipiranga 200, Bloco D, apto. 222. São Paulo, Brasil



Avenida Ipiranga 200 – Bloco D – dpt. 222 – edificio Copan. São Paulo. Brasil.


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