´acePIRAR | Palimpsest Project—Mural Painting Residency

Artists working on their mural painting project

Artists working on their mural painting project

Artists in front of the mural painting project

Artists in front of the mural painting project

Artists working on their mural painting project

Artists working on their mural painting project

´acePIRAR | Palimpsest Project—Mural Painting Residency

Ciudad Autónoma, Buenos Aires, Argentina

´ace is an acronym that stands for "arte contemporáneo en expansión", which is Spanish for "expanding contemporary art". Its main mission is to promote contemporary artistic practices and the exploration of their multiple interfaces through residency programs, which are aimed at artists, curators and researchers, and promote collaborative work, exchange, debate and experimentation.

The Palimpsest Project is a mural painting residency conceived as a “work in progress”. Recovering the word palimpsest's original meaning, our terrace becomes a living organism in which the artists paint their murals by dialoguing, intervening or overlapping with the previous ones. Palimpsesto is a project in constant mutation, in which artists are encouraged to superimpose their murals or interlace them with the previous ones, achieving a new awakening of what was already on the wall. More than an individual work, the murals express the superposition of many hands, residences and artists. These actions are considered a way to embrace and, at the same time, demystify the work of the other.

This residency program is aimed at career or emerging visual artists, with a special interest in muralism and/or urban art. Groups of up to 2 members can apply together to work collaboratively. In addition, in these residencies, there is the possibility of working collectively collaborating with other residents or local artists, as well as carrying out additional projects in mural festivals or in public spaces.


Conesa 667
Ciudad Autónoma
Buenos Aires

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Embedded industry or for-profit business
Associated with a foundation
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (no housing)
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
8 days - 10 days
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Public Art
Social Practice
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Research support
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Access to training on new artistic techniques and/or apprenticeship
Inspiration from cultural context
Professional development support and/or trainings
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

´ace holds four open calls a year (deadlines are: January 31st, April 30th, July 31st and October 31st), and artists-in-residency are selected through their submitted proposals. The program focuses on expanded art practices (both physical and digital), including visual arts, performance art, sound art, and curatorial projects, with a special interest in proposals that make use of various medium or dissolve the borders between them. Our printmaking workshop fosters the idea of the multiple in a work of art, involving –but not circumscribed only to– traditional and innovative printmaking, installation, photography, artist book, painting illustration, video, stop motion, sound art and new media. Since 2005, ´ace has been working as a driving force that links not only different artistic practices within the cultures that produce them, but also between the residents and the rich cultural, urban and social community of the City of Buenos Aires.

Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

Fees vary according to the age of the resident (sub30 artists have a reduced fee), the duration of the residency, and other items such as housing, materials, residency project requirements, etc. ´ace also hosts residents whose fees are paid by their institutions (local art councils, universities, etc.), with which we can sign a one-time or an ongoing agreement.


  • Studios access from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, equipped with air conditioner/heating and WIFI
  • Technical and conceptual guidance, portfolio reviews and critiques on work in progress
  • Painting materials for the mural (please consult with us which materials are included to make sure what will be provided for your specific project, and what will not)
  • A permanent profile as a resident within our webpage in the ARTISTS section
  • Welcome and farewell meals, coffee/tea/cold beverages, fresh fruits and some pastries available around the clock
  • A SUBE card (city transportation card for buses, train and subway) with an initial charge paid by us
  • Accidents insurance during time working in the studio
  • Open Studio or other presentation format at the end of the program


  • Inbound and outbound tickets to Buenos Aires
  • Visas, when needed (most North-American, Latin-American, European and Oceanian citizens don’t need a visa to enter Argentina)
  • Commissions on money transfers and bank wiring
  • Lodging (you can stay in our apartments paying an additional fee or stay in one of the multiple options that are available in the city)
  • Health insurance (including dental care)
  • Special materials (please check with us for specific materials that you will need for your project)
  • Shipping of the works produced during the residency
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Additional Accessibility Information

Please reach out to us to our contact information for any further inquiries or concerns about accessibility or other related topics.

Housing available off campus
Local arrangements coordinated by resident
Local arrangements coordinated by staff
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Andrés Knob
Accessibility Contact Email
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

The studio is located in a historical, 110-year-old house, which is accessed through a large staircase. This is the only issue that can appear for an artist with limited mobility.

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

The studio is located in a historical, 110-year-old house, which is accessed through a large staircase. This is not wheelchair accessible and could also pose difficulty for those with limited mobility.

Type of Housing
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
Common/Communal Spaces Information

The campus is located in a historical, 110-year-old house, which is accessed through a large staircase. Kitchen, dining area, studios, restrooms, library, and exhibition rooms are all available for our residents to spend time in.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Air Conditioned Housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Snack and beverage provided
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

Studio Information

  • Production Residency residents make use of the ´ace workshop: a large, quiet space with lots of natural light and equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and new printing processes, works on papers, monotypes and artists books. In addition, the Poliglota Room is a perfect space for performance art, audio-visual installations, lectures, video projections, etc. There are also many tools available and a photo lab for photographic print media techniques, as well as video and sound equipments already installed for video projections or audio-visual experimentations.
  • Exploration Residency residents work in The Tower: a silent and luminous studio located on the second floor with an open view, accessible by a spiral staircase. It is ideal to do research, study, write and create in an independent atmosphere. Other studios can be setup according to the project proposal and each resident's needs.
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Full Time
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Etching Press
Drying Racks
Aquatint Box
Paper Soaking Sinks
Acid Room
Silkscreen Studio
Lithography Studio
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Washout Room
Dye Area
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Studio support provided by dedicated tech
Tech hours
On-call Studio support provided
Studios/facilities Details
Air Conditioned
Heat and Cool control access
Additional Studio Information

Accommodation for the residents and the studio with working facilities are not on the same property.