Curatorial Residency Program in Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
From February 6th to February 19th, 2023
From February 6 to 19, Quebec curator Daphné Boxer will be in residency in Mexico, where she will be hosted by our partner ACT.
This is the first ever networking and support program for curators between Quebec and Mexico. This residency is both a professional development project, a network relationship consolidation, a discovery of artistic approaches and an opportunity to be inspired by creative activities from elsewhere in view of developing future exhibition projects.
For two weeks, Daphné Boxer will be welcomed to visit artists’ studios, tour a selection of institutions, art centres and galleries in Mexico City, and meet with a wide range of Mexican arts professionals, with whom she will have the opportunity to make a public presentation of her projects.
About the networking residencies
The networking and accompaniment residencies for curators are part of an exchange program between Quebec and Mexico. On the one hand, this project provides a Quebec curator with the opportunity of engaging in a two-week residency in Mexico, and on the other, makes it possible for a Mexican curator to carry out a residency of the same duration in Quebec. The residencies will enable them to broaden their professional network and to enrich their curatorial research.
This initiative is part of an effort to share knowledge, develop networks and build lasting relationships between institutions with complementary mandates. Designed with collaboration and sharing in mind, the residences benefit all parties, including organizations in the same local community. This initiative is built with the expertise and involvement of many partners and aims to open markets and create international opportunities for the Canadian and Central European communities.
Art, Science and Technologies (ACT) is a program of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and aims to stimulate the dialogue, interchange, and collaboration between sciences, humanities and arts.
ACT emerges searching to connect areas of knowledge with a high level of research and conduct its progress to broader scenarios. The interaction and dialogue between disciplines, the formulation of new ways of collaborative work, creativity, productivity and coexistence, can develop new forms and communities for generating knowledge.
ACT is a collaborative platform and a web of creatives, researchers and promoters of projects between scientific, technological and cultural institutions.
This project is made possible by the financial support of the Government of Quebec and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Daphné Boxer is an independent curator based in Montreal, Canada. Her most recent research focuses on architecture and the impact of new technologies on urban and cultural environments.
In 2016, she co-founded VIE D’ANGE, an independent project space that focuses on site-specific installations. In recent years, she has collaborated with artists on a wide range of exhibitions and projects as contributor, writer and curator. Working collaboratively is a key component of her practice.