SOMA Summer: Call for Applications – Last Call

SOMA Summer: Call for Applications – Last Call


Group Critique with Anthony Graves, SOMA Summer 2011.
March 23, 2012
SOMA Summer: Call for Applications – Last Call

Six-week summer program for international artists, curators, critics, and art historians in Mexico City.
July 2–August 11, 2012

Application deadline: Online applications will be accepted until Sunday April 15th, 2012. However, the size of the group is limited to thirty participants. The application review process began March 1st, 2012.
[email protected]

SOMA Summer is a unique six-week program for visual artists conducted in English in Mexico City.


SOMA Summer offers a series of short seminars and workshops led by a selection of renowned Mexican and international artists. Participants have also the possibility of meeting weekly with a variety of artists and curators for individual critiques. Activities are designed to promote intense creative work and artistic dialogue.


Soma Summer will introduce participants to the very dynamic art scene in Mexico City. A number of visits to museums and artists studios are scheduled. At the end of the program, participants will show their work in an open studio event.


Though not exclusively, workshops and seminars this summer will focus on the transformation of labor in artistic practice from the Second World War to the present. They will help the group reflect on the shift from a manufacturing to service economy in developed countries as well as new definitions of labor that have extended beyond all national boundaries.


SOMA Summer participants will revisit the legacy of conceptual art as a mode of production, the role of craft in contemporary art practices, and the pertinency of learning technical skills in art education. The group will also explore the possibilities of alternative economies, and look closely at the ways in which artists participate in decentralized, global networks of production.


Application procedures and a detailed list of activities scheduled for this summer can be found at or via email at [email protected]


The application format can be found at


The deadline to register for the program is Sunday April 15th, 2012.


SOMA Summer is part of SOMA, an experimental pedagogical project launched in 2010 conceived to promote discussion and exchange in the field of contemporary art. Our goal is to produce a counterpoint to the dynamics of art schools, museums, and galleries.


Seminars and workshops 2012:
Eduardo Abaroa (artist MX)
Julieta Aranda (artist MX)
Mariana Botey (artist MX)
Sande Cohen (art historian USA)
Anthony Graves (artist USA)
Carla Herrera-Prats (artist MX)
Cuahtémoc Medina (critic MX)
Anton Vidokle (artist RU)


Special lectures 2012:
Amy Sara Caroll (art historian USA)
Ricardo Dominguez (artist USA)
Daniel Hernández (author USA)
Chip Lord (artist USA)
Tyler Rowland (artist USA)


Studio visits and individual critics 2012:
Marcela Armas (artist MX)
Magali Arriola (curator MX)
Abraham Cruzvillegas (artist MX)
Irving Dominguez (critic MX)
Ruth Estévez (curator Spain)
Mario Garcia Torres (artist MX)
Silvia Gruner (artist MX)
Nate Harrison (artist/art historian USA)
Szu-Han Ho (artist USA)
Yoshua Okón (artist MX)
Edgar Orlaineta (artist MX)
Gonzalo Ortega (curator MX)
Luis Felipe Ortega (artist MX)
Raúl Ortega Ayala (artist MX)
Víctor Palacios (curator MX)
Bárbara Perea (curator MX)
Vicente Razo (artist MX)
Jorge Reynoso (curator MX)



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