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15 agosto, 2016
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OPEN CALL – 2023
Uberbau_house +Arquivo [Contemporary Art Research]

Special application period: May 1 to 31, 2023


The residency Uberbau_house +Arquivo [Contemporary Art Research] is an instance of reflection, research and documentation on contemporary art, as well as an opportunity of exchange with agents and organizations in São Paulo (Brazil) and all over Latin America.

As well are instance of coexistence and respect, against any type of ethnic, gender and sexual discrimination.

The Residence Uberbau_house + Arquivo is aimed at those who want:
> develop an independent research
> plan a strategy of art production or a strategy of career
> write a thesis in process, essays or a book
> deepen your knowledge in contemporary art

The initiative is oriented to researcher visual artists, historian and art researchers, curators, art management’s, art teachers, sociologist, anthropologists, and other cultural agents and social science professionals.

We want to transfer the discussion from the object of art to the relation of art

RESEARCH TOPICS at Uberbau_house +Arquivo Residencies

  • Contemporary Art and social process
  • Local Scenes and Artist Run Initiatives
  • Curatorship and Editorial of Art
  • System of Art, Institutionality and Public Policy

No prior research knowledge is required.

  • Participants: 6 persons per month
  • Language: Spanish, portuguese and english.

The residence provides to the participants:

  • Contemporary Art Seminar (2 days)
  • Tracing and counseling from the coordination team.
  • Public instances of presentation and conversation of the development of your workFree access to all the activities of Uberbau_house.
  • Meeting program face-to-face in São Paulo and online with agents all over Latin America: artist, curators, art management’s, researchers and other relevant agents from the scene. 
  • Inclusion in online publication and semi-annual research fanzine.
  • Free access to all the activities of Uberbau_house.
  • Free access to the library and archive of contemporary art Reserva Ideologica.

Application Formulary – Schedule an Information Talk.

The residency program includes:

  • Accommodation  (in a shared room), Breakfast; and use of the common spaces of Uberbau_house: kitchen, living room, laundry room and dinning room.

Does not include:  

  • Transportation expenses to and from the residency location.
  • Lunch and dinner. Group meals will be planned.

Proposed PERIODS for the realization of the residencies:

Residency Uberbau_house

17 days / 16 nigths


  • JULY June 26 to July 12
  • SEPTEMBER September 4 to 20
  • OCTOBER 2 to 18 October
  • NOVEMBER October 30 to November 15

Participation FEE: usd$950* (nine hundred and fifty US dollars)

Residency 1 month and a half Uberbau_house +Arquivo

1 month and a half
(45 days)


  • JULY + AUGUST: June 26 to August 10, 2023
  • SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER: September 4 to October 19, 2023
  • OCTOBER + NOVEMBER: October 2 to November 16, 2023

Participation FEE: usd$2.000*
(two thousand US dollars)

Residency 2 month and a half  Uberbau_house +Arquivo

2 months and a half
(75 days)

  • SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER: – September 4 to November 18, 2023.

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Participation FEE: usd$3.000*
 (three thousand US dollars)

* The Participation Fee can be paid in fees via transfer by Western Union, Credit Card by Pay Pal, or deposit in bank account in Argentina (at official dolar), Chile or Brazil. Invitation letters will be extended to obtain aid funds and laboral permissions.

Because of the current situation we offer Flexible Participation Vacancies, in case for any circumstance you cannot travel, your vacancy will be reserved for a future instance of Residence, without extra charges.

Part of the participation fees are used to cover 2 individual scholarships of 50% for people who identify themselves within the LGTBQIA+ community, black people, Afro-descendants, indigenous people or are in an adverse economic situation.

Priority is given to granting these scholarships to people with ties to communities, who manage inclusive activities, who carry out territorial activism or pedagogical work, as well as people with conceptual or practical research on territory and local knowledge.

Application Formulary – Schedule an Information Talk.

  • Invitation letters will be extended to obtain aid funds and laboral permissions.
  • Certificates will be given after the conclusion of the residency.

Care Strategies: at Uberbau_house we follow the recommended care procedures of OMS, to have a safe coexistence during residences and all our activities. We are attentive to resolve any unforeseen in relation to your trip and health issues.

This initiative is possible thanks to the work Jorge Sepúlveda T. (Curator, Critic and Art Researcher), Guillermina Bustos (Artist and Art Researcher) and our work team

Our experience

Uberbau_house together with Curatoría Forense – Latinoamérica have developed collective pedagogical activities, collaborative research and publications that we use for more than 15 years, and have beeen reference in academical context, as well as debate and management benchmarks throughout Latin America.

Access the information about people that have been participated at our Contemporary Arte Residency Program in Uberbau_house.

Past Residents – list of participants 2016/2022

| 47 collective residences | 59 individual residences | 412 residents | 8 books | 8 fanzines | 4 informative maps | +500 freely available items | +100 seminars in cities in 9 Latin American countries and 6 in Europe |

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