Fundación Casa Wabi x ArtReview Residency Award 2019

Six successful applicants announced, from Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Spain and the UK

Photo by Sofia Gonzales Noriega

Winners of the 2019 Fundación Casa Wabi x ArtReview Open Call 


We received over 450 responses to the open call for the 2019 Casa Wabi x ArtReview Residency Prize, many of the highest quality. We are grateful to all applicants for their proposals, and are delighted to welcome the following to Casa Wabi in the summer of 2019. 

- Cooking Sections: Alon Schwabe (U.K.) and Daniel Fernández Pascual (Mexico)

- Michael Mieskes (Germany) and Marco Miehling (Germany)

- Luján Candria (Argentina)

- Carlos Irijalba (Spain)

- Laura Gorsky (Brazil) and Renata Cruz (Brazil)

- Aldo Álvarez Tostado (Mexico)

For details of the application process, see below:

Information for applicants

Fundación Casa Wabi and ArtReview was an open-call residency prize for artists wishing to stay in Oaxaca for the month of July 2019. Applications must detail a project that engages with or benefits the local community in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Fundación Casa Wabi is an interdisciplinary project whose mission is to promote the exchange of ideas, fostering an open and constructive dialogue between national and international artists in a variety of practices and disciplines. The foundation is based in Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, 800km south of Mexico City. Set between the mountains and the sea, the foundation and its grounds were designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Founded in 2014 by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, its facilities include a multipurpose room, six studio-dorms and a 50-acre sculpture garden, as well as two recently opened pavilions: the Clay Pavilion by Alvaro Siza (Pritzker, 1995) and the Guayacan Pavilion by Mexican studio Ambrosi-Etchegaray.

Photo by Eduardo Amaro

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from all artists, irrespective of background, age, nationality or career. A maximum of two artists can apply together if they work collaboratively.


What form should my application take?

Your application should be sent in PDF format, under 25mb, and should include the following:

A 500 word proposal, written in English, for a project to be completed with and for the benefit of the local communities in the towns surrounding Casa Wabi.

Up to 5 images that summarise your work or artistic practice.

Your C.V. (maximum 2 pages).


What are the requirements and timeframe of the project? 

Your project should be carried out and finished within the terms of your residency, which lasts one month.

All residents are asked to produce a log of their stay, in the format of their choosing, which will be part of Fundación Casa Wabi's archive and collection.


When is the residency?

1-31 July, 2019 

Where should my application be submitted?

Your application should be submitted to applications@casawabi.org with the following subject line and header: 'Residency Prize 2019', followed by your name.

The deadline is 30 August 2018.

Fundación Casa Wabi

How will the successful artists be chosen?

The jury will base their decision on the quality of your work, the potential for your community project and its feasibility within the region.

Five residents will be selected for the whole year.

The jury members are:

Bosco Sodi, Fundación Casa Wabi Founder; Mark Rappolt, ArtReview editor-in-chief; Christian Viveros-Fauné, art critic and curator; Dakin Hart, Senior Curator at the Noguchi Museum; Carla Sodi, Casa Wabi Director; Alberto Ríos de la Rosa, Casa Wabi Curator. 

Successful applicants will be notified by 15 October 2018.

The results will be published online the following day at www.casawabi.org and on this webpage.


What will the prize include?

Return international airfare to Puerto Escondido from your closest Aeromexico destination (sponsored by Aeromexico). For a list of destinations see here https://flights.aeromexico.com (please note that applicants will need to cover the taxes from this airfare).

Lodging, studio space and three meals per day. Each residence offers a comfortable private bedroom, a multi-purpose room, library, WiFi and laundry service.

Up to $500 USD budget for your community project.


Where can I find information about past artist residencies?

Details of past artist residencies at Casa Wabi can be found here http://casawabi.org/en/comunidad/#comunidad-past

Photo credits: Sofía González Noriega, Eduardo Amaro, Sergio López, Jean Sebastien Gregoire, Michael Toolan