About the exhibition
Artists Image Resource will host Artists: Ximena Lecaros and Fernanda Gaete from Taller 99 for a residency involving studio research, exploration of new work, and cultural exchange. Pittsburgh based artists Maritza Mosquera and Tresa Varner will travel to Chile in June 2016.
Wednesday, April 13 through Thursday, May 12, 2016
Chilean artists will be working alongside resident printmakers, interns and students creating new works.
AIR: Artists Image Resource
518 Foreland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Cultural Exchange Program with Chile
In 2013, Former First Lady Susan Corbett made the announcement of a cultural exchange program with Chile, consisting of reciprocal four-week artist residencies for artists living in Pittsburgh and Santiago.
“Our engagement in and appreciation for Chile’s arts and culture will strengthen our relationship and foster our economic ties,” Mrs. Corbett said. “This exchange will be mutually beneficial, allowing residents of each country to see and experience the talent that helps our respective cultures thrive.”
The Chilean printmakers will be resident artists with Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh and two Pennsylvania printmakers will be resident artists with Taller 99 in Santiago, Chile.
Artist selection was conducted collaboratively between the host studios and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Arts Midwest. Residencies will take place beginning in 2016.
While in residence, the Chilean printmakers will be provided opportunities to interact with other artists in the Pittsburgh community, and each will be given an exhibition opportunity to present work from their residency and samples of works they bring with them. After they return home, the artists will share their experience with their colleagues.
The four-week exchanges are a collaboration of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and Arts Midwest, a U.S. regional arts organization which promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences. As chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Mrs. Corbett initiated the residency to further strengthen the economic and cultural ties to Chile.
Cultural Exchange Artist Residency is a program of Arts Midwest with support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The program seeks to encourage cultural understanding and dialogue between Americans and Chileans while nurturing the development of established visual artists. Through a two-way exchange of artists, the program will encourage artistic development while building lasting relationships between artists and organizations in the United States and Chile.
Taller 99 Is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, investigation, edition, teaching, and diffusion of the art of the printmaking. Taller 99 was founded by Nemesio Antunez in 1956, and was modeled after Stanley William Hayter’s legendary Atelier 17 studio in Paris and New York.
Corporación Cultural sin fines de lucro dedicada a la creación, investigación, edición, docencia y difusión del arte del Grabado.