April 4, 2010 - Fundación Botín - Art Calls
April 4, 2010

Art Calls

Art Calls​
Mona Hatoum Art Workshop

Through 16 April 2010

Visual Arts Grants
Through 7 May 2010
C / Pedrueca, 1

CP 39003 – Santander

Cantabria – SPAIN
Tel: + 34.942.22.60.72
E-mail: fmabotin [​at​] fundacionmbotin.org


Visual Arts Grants and Art Workshop 2010
Fundación Marcelino Botín, a Spanish institution created in 1964, launches a call for a new edition of the Art Workshop, to be directed by Mona Hatoum, and the 18th edition of the Visual Arts Grants. The call is international in both cases.


It will be held between July 5 and 16, at the Villa Iris space, in the coastal city of Santander, in northern Spain. Mona Hatoum will select a maximum of 15 alumni and the workshop will be conducted in English.

The Workshop will focus on a mixed media approach towards making artworks and engage in discussions on the issues of communicability of artistic ideas and experience. The call is open to anyone interested in experimenting with multimedia works of art (installations, photography, video, works with found and recovered objects, representations and other presentations of innovative ideas) who are willing to have a critical debate on their ideas with a group. Knowledge of Mona Hatoum’s work and a wish to learn from her creative process are important.

Whoever wishes to participate in the workshop must send a photocopy of their National ID or Passport, personal info, CV, photographs of their recent work and a text in English stating the reasons for participating. Full information on the required documents is available on a PDF file, in Spanish or English, at www.fundacionmbotin.org.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Art Workshop is April 16, 2010.

Mona Hatoum expressed interest since the mid 1980s in a series of works based on representations and videos focused mostly on the body. Since the early 1990s, her work approached ever more large scale installations and sculptures. She has developed a language where familiar and everyday life objects usually transform into strange, threatening, and even dangerous things. Fundación Marcelino Botín has organized a solo show of the artist in its Santander venue during the fall of 2010.


These are education, research and personal project aids that end up with the organization of an exhibition at the venue of the Foundation in Santander and the edition of a catalogue. The call is open to individuals of any nationality with the single requirement of being between the ages of 23-40 for the education grants.

The conditions of the 18th Call of Visual Arts Grants are available in English and Spanish, and can be downloaded at www.fundacionmbotin.org

The deadline for submitting applications is May 7, 2010

The artists who obtained grants for the 17th edition in 2009-2010 are: Basma Alshafir (Kuwait, 1983), Erick Beltran (México DF, 1974), Felipe Cortés (Bogotá, 1978), Nelsón Soriano (Florence, Colombia, 1976), Marc Vives (Barcelona, 1978), Begoña Zubero (Bilbao, 1962), Javier Peñafiel (Zaragoza, 1964) and Xavier Salaberria (San Sebastián, 1969). 963 applications were submitted from 63 countries.

Artists from the 16th edition, who participated in the exhibition Itineraries 08-09, comment on their experience with the Grants from Fundación Marcelino Botín in this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoBfJ6aYpkk

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