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The participants reside and work at El Sur. The main objective of our program is to enable residents to concentrate on their artistic production while engaging in dialogue and collaboration with emerging artists from around the world. We also encourage residents to explore Mexico City's dynamic art scene, offering a list of recommended museums, galleries, local attractions, and we keep residents informed about exhibition openings and other events.

We offer two distinct program options: one spanning five weeks and the other three weeks. Both programs adhere to set start and end dates, and residents are expected to be actively involved throughout the entirety of the program. Weekly meetings are held for work critiques, discussions, and other interactive activities. Participants in the five-week program are extended the opportunity to showcase their work through a solo exhibition at the conclusion of their residency.

Starting in 2024, all of our programs will encompass a 26-day duration, and all residents will have the opportunity to present their work in a solo exhibition at the end of their stay.



We accommodate five residents at a time: four in the main house and one in La Casita. Both houses feature art studios, fully equipped kitchens, dining rooms, TV rooms, laundry facilities, and all bedrooms are equipped with ensuite bathrooms. Linens and towels are provided.

La Casita is a private house that can accommodate up to 4 people. The bedroom features a king-size bed, and the living room is equipped with a sofa bed. Artist duos, collectives, companions, and family members are welcome to stay for the entire duration of the program at no extra cost.

House photos

Accommodation  A  is the largest bedroom in the house (30m2), featuring a King-size bed, a sofa bed, and a TV. The private studio and exhibition space (24m2) are connected via a private path and include their own functional fireplace. Artist duos or companions may stay for up to 7 nights free of charge, or for the entire program duration at an additional cost of 300 USD.

Room and studio photos

Accommodation B is one of our two medium-sized bedrooms (23m2), featuring a full-size bed and a private bathroom with a bathtub. The private studio and exhibition space (22m2) boast the largest windows and offer one of the most picturesque views of the garden.

Room and studio photos

Accommodation C is the other medium-sized bedroom (23m2) furnished with a full-size bed and a private bathroom. The private studio and exhibition space (30m2) boast its own operational fireplace.

Room and studio photos

Accommodation D is the smallest bedroom in the house (19m2), featuring a full-size bed and a private bathroom. The private studio and exhibition space (15m2) has the most blank walls.

Room and studio photos


On the day following your arrival, we traditionally host a welcome lunch, proceeded by an introductory meeting. During this session, we review the Residents Manual, activities calendar, house rules, and provide a platform for questions and answers. Subsequent to the group meeting, each resident engages in a one-on-one session with our staff to discuss their projects and requirements, facilitating a smooth settling-in process.

Each week, we organize outings for residents to explore some of our favored destinations in the southern part of the city. These excursions may encompass galleries, museums, parks, and artists' studios. Additionally, our residents convene once a week with our coordinator, curator, or special guests for group or individual meetings, fostering discussions about their work and preparation for their solo exhibition.

At the culmination of each program, we open our doors to the public, offering an opportunity for them to connect with our residents and their artwork. For the three-week program, we host an Open Studio event. Here, each resident presents their work, followed by a feedback session involving guests and members of Mexico City's art scene. This initiative aims to stimulate dialogue and constructive critique concerning the creative process and concepts behind the residents' projects. For the five-week program, we organize solo exhibition openings for our residents, facilitating a deeper engagement and exchange between the resident artists and the local community.

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