open call residencies

OPEN CALL – June to November 2024
Uberbau_house +Arquivo [Contemporary Art Research]

Special Application period: Until April 30th, 2024



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

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

The Residence Uberbau_house + Arquivo is aimed at those who want:
> Develop an independent research
> Plan a strategy for art production or a strategy for a career
> Write a thesis in process, essays, or a book
> Deepen your knowledge of contemporary art

The initiative is oriented to researchers, visual artists, historians and art researchers, curators, art managers, art teachers, sociologists, 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

  • Work production strategies and trajectory.
  • Contemporary Art and Social Process
  • Local Scenes and Artist Run Initiatives
  • Curatorship and Editoriality of Art
  • System of Art, Institutionality, and Public Policies.

No prior research knowledge is required.

  • Participants: 7 persons per month
  • Language: Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

The residence provides to the participants:

  •  Contemporary Art Seminar (2 days)
  • 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: artists, curators, art managers, researchers, and other relevant agents from the scene. 
  • Tracing and counseling from the coordination team.
  • 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.

Until April 30th, 2024
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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 dining room.
  • Work plan and accompaniment in your research

Does not include:

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

Visit to the São Paulo Biennial / Research work and debate during the residency Uberbau_house

Proposed PERIODS for the realization of the residencies:


Residency Uberbau_house
18 days / 17 nights

  • JUNE: June 5 to 22, 2024
  • JULY: July 3 to 20, 2024
  • AUGUST: July 31 to August 17, 2024
  • SEPTEMBER: September 4 to 21, 2024
  • OCTOBER: October 2 to 19, 2024
  • NOVEMBER: October 30 to November 16, 2024

Participation FEE: usd$990* (nine hundred and ninety US dollars)

Residency 1 month and a half Uberbau_house +Arquivo

Residency Uberbau_house 
1 month and a half (45 days)

  • JUNE – JULY: June 5 to July 20, 2024
  • JULY – AUGUST: July 3 to August 17, 2024
  • AUGUST – SEPTEMBER: July 31 to September 14, 2024
  • SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER: September 4 to October 19, 2024
  • OCTOBER – NOVEMBER: October 2 to November 16, 2024

Participation FEE: usd$2.200* (two thousand two hundred US dollars)

Do you need a residence for a longer period?
The LONG-TERM RESIDENCIES have an extended duration of 3 and 6 months.

* The Participation Fee can be paid in fees via transfer by Western Union, Credit Card by Pay Pal, or deposit in a bank account in Argentina (at official dollar), 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 the case of any circumstance you cannot travel, your vacancy will be reserved for a future instance of Residence, without extra charges.

Part of the participation fees 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

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

Calendar of activities during the 18-day residency.

Some visits and meetings with organizations and art workers will be added according to the research of the participants. Some activities can be modified according to the month in which the residence is carried out.

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 resolving any unforeseen in relation to your trip and health issues.

This initiative is possible thanks to the work of Jorge Sepúlveda T. (Curator, Critic, and Art Researcher), Guillermina Bustos (Artist and Art Researcher), Federico de la Puente (autonomous curator), and our work team

Until April 30th, 2024

Our experience

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

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

Past Residents – list of participants 2016/2023

| 51 collective residences | 130 individual residences | 412 residents | 4 editions of Art and social proccess specialized course | 8 books | 10  fanzines | 10 informative maps | +500 freely available items | +100 seminars in cities in 9 Latin American countries and 6 in Europe |

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Until April 30th, 2024
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