Two-year academic program open call

Two-year academic program open call


View of the SOMA project room, 2015. Courtesy of SOMA.
May 25, 2015
Two-year academic program open call

Application deadline: October 4, 2015

Calle 13 #25
Colonia San Pedro de los Pinos
Delegación Benito Juárez
C.P. 03800
México, D.F.

T +0052 55 52774947

Founded by a group of contemporary artists working in Mexico and abroad, SOMA is an organization based in Mexico City dedicated to intercultural exchange in an immersive, innovative and learning experience.

SOMA offers a two-year full time program for training contemporary artists based on continuous exchange between young artists and established professionals through courses, workshops, one-on-one critics and studio visits, with a flexible schedule with evening coursework as well as summer options. SOMA’s faculty comprises artists, theorists, and curators with extensive experience in their fields, both nationally and internationally.

SOMA believes in building a platform that facilitates research about art, what it can be and how it can operate in different contexts. The program seeks to provide a space for discussion, collective interaction and critical thinking, taking into account the diverse creative communities in Mexico City.

This program is for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in visual arts or related studies.

The goal of the program is the development of artistic and discursive practice, and encouraging the exploration of the creative process. All courses are in Spanish.

Recent visiting artists are: Eduardo Abaroa, Vivian Abenshushan, Magalí Arriola, Carlos Amorales, Dena Beard, Iñaki Bonillas, Mariana Botey, Tania Candiani, Amy Sarah Caroll, Aníbal Catalán, Virginia Colwell, Minerva Cuevas, Gabriel de la Mora, Iván Edeza, Antonio Fernández Ros, Daniel Guzmán, Jonathan Hernández, Carla Herrera-Prats, Enrique Jezik, Helena Keeffe, Magali Lara, Catalina Lozano, Jorge Méndez Blake, Luis Felipe Ortega, Rafael Ortega, Raúl Ortega Ayala, Yoshua Okón, Joaquín Segura, Santiago Sierra, Melanie Smith, Rogelio Sosa, Sofía Táboas, Laureana Toledo, Miguel Ventura, Lorena Wolffer.

Some of the visiting curators and critics are: Mónica Amieva, Michel Blancsubé, Juli Carson, Helena Chávez, Tatiana Cuevas, Tyler Coburn, Irving Domínguez, Willy Kautz, Esteban King, Alejandra Labastida, Jorge Luis Marzo, Cuauhtémoc Medina, María Minera, Daniel Montero, Víctor Palacios, Daniela Pérez, Bárbara Perea, Tania Ragasol, Iván Ruiz, Guillermo Santamarina, Paola Santoscoy, María Virginia Jaua and Chris Sharp.

Open call for applications:
Applicants are selected by a faculty committee.
Applications open May 25 until October 4, 2015.
Apply here

Selected artists will be announced in October 23 on the website.

Program objectives:
–Foster an environment for dynamic discussion where students are challenged to question their own practice with intellectual emancipation

–Open channels of communication between various artistic disciplines allowing them the ability to build and transform their context

–Create an educational platform that stimulates dialogue and collaboration in which peers assist one another in developing content and processes of research

–Highlight the relevance and effect of the political and social environment on artistic practice

–Promote and facilitate interaction among young artists and established artist, critics and curators

–Encourage and complement students’ projects, whether they are works of art, diffusion spaces, and research projects

Financial support:
All students accepted into the program are granted a scholarship of 80% of the total cost of the program. Our sponsors generously fund the scholarships.


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