The LARA Project (Latin American Roaming Art) invites eight artists annually to participate in a residency, in a specific location in a Latin American country, who, based on this experience, produce a work of art for a subsequent collective exhibition. The project is considered “roaming”, since each edition will take place in a different location and country within Latin America. It is intrinsically itinerant (no specific country as a base) without losing its central strategy and purpose. The location serves as the inspiration behind each of the artists’ works. The result will be an exhibition with different approaches in response to the environment, which will undoubtedly be linked by the fact of sharing the experience of the same residence. LARA seeks to initiate discourse, critical thinking and interaction with local Latin American communities through the concept of creation through experience. It is structured to allow the artist to reflect the diversity of landscape, political, social, anthropological and ethnographic themes of the location they visit. As a philanthropic endeavor, it also seeks to introduce art and culture to underprivileged areas, providing educational workshops for local communities.
Artists: Matías Duville (Argentina) Paula de Solminihac (Chile) María José Arjona (Colombia) Emilia Azcárate (Venezuela) Manuela Ribadeneira (Ecuador) Pablo Cardoso (Ecuador) Adrián Balseca (Ecuador)
Curated by Rodolfo Kronfle Chambers
Produced by EACHEVE