Careyes Foundation: International Artist Residency Program

Artemio, The Shipwreck. Production still. Photot: Viviana Dean.

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International Artist Residency Program

The Careyes Foundation launches its first international artist residency with Mexico City-based artist Artemio.

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8730 Wilshire Blvd Suite 400.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

The Careyes Foundation Contemporary Art and Community Program

Founded in 2013, the Careyes Foundation Contemporary Art and Community Program is committed to supporting cultural exchange and dialogue in the context of Careyes by bringing artists into the community to produce work in a unique generative environment and to bring arts education to the community of Careyes.

The Art and Community Program will be produced under the direction of the Co-Chairs of the Careyes Foundation Filippo Brignone and Emanuela Cattaneo Adorno, the Program Coordinator of the the Art and Community Program, Viviana Dean, and the Curator of the Art and Community Program Lauri Firstenberg.

About the International Artists Residency Program
Each year launching in August 2013 three artists will be invited during for at least a one-month residency in Careyes. Programming includes performances, screenings, artists lectures, childrens' workshops, publications, exhibitions and site-specific outdoor works.

The residency program launched with Mexico City-based artist Artemio who created a film in collaboration with local children from primary schools in Francisco Villa and in Emiliano Zapata as well as secondary schools in Zapata, Cihuatlan, Miguel Hidago and Agua Caliente. The film generated is titled El Naufragio (The Shipwreck) under the rubric of La Isla Perdida Productions. The children enacted scenes of a boat crash and when abandoned on a lonely island they find a way to survive.

About The Careyes Foundation and the Contemporary Art and Community Program
The program aims to bring together the community of Careyes with selected artists in the international contemporary art world. The foundation is also interested in the dialogue between southern California and Mexico. Through an artist residency program, and exhibition program and a contemporary art collection the CACP program will support cultural production and arts education in the context of Careyes.

About the artist
Artemio is part of the generation of Mexican artists that came of age in the mid-90s and who proposed artistic alternatives in video, installation and performance to the rise of neo-Mexican art and painting of the '80s. His experimental multimedia work stems from the appropriation and reinterpretation of pop cultural elements as in his Rambo 2001, in which he edited out all the physical and verbal violence from the original movie through humor, cynicism and even shamelessness, Artemio questions contemporary subjects such as war and violence.

He studied several courses and workshops at the Centro de la Imagen and the National School of Fine Arts in Mexico City; the New School for Social Research and The Sculpture Center in New York. Artemio has individually shown at Pinta Art Fair, New York; the Queen Nails Annex, San Francisco; LAXART, Los Angeles; the Hayward Gallery, London; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil and La Panadería in Mexico City. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Mexico, Ecuador, Panamá, Cuba, Brasil, Spain, Korea, and the US, among others. Artemio has been a recipient of the Jovenes Creadores Grant on two occasions. He is founder and faculty member of SOMA, former director of La Panadería and founder of HCRH.

About the Careyes Foundation
The Careyes Foundation catalyzes innovative ideas, supporting programs related to education, health, sport, ecology and art in order to improve the well-being of local communities along the south coast of the Pacific in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

For interest in supporting the International Artist Residency Program, please contact Viviana Dean, Careyes Art Foundation Coordinator.

Contact information:
Filippo Brignone, President of the Careyes Art Foundation Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.
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Board of Trustees includes Serena Cattaneo Adorno, Frances Dittmer, Piero Golia, Chris Hill, Eugenio Lopez, Paula Matos Gil, Esthella Provas (list in progress) (coming soon)

About Careyes
Costa Careyes is located two hours South of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico airport and slightly over an hour North of Manzanillo airport. Costa Careyes was founded in 1968 by an Italian artist and entrepreneur in an effort to create an ideal community in a extraordinary environment.

Forthcoming exhibition and outdoor intervention December 2013 with Maximo Gonzalez at Espacio Careyes.