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Open Call R.A.T. Mexico City

AIR Antwerpen presents in collaboration with R.A.T. Mexico City a residency opportunity of six weeks in Mexico City from 1 September until 15 October 2017

R.A.T. is a trans-disciplinary cultural organization that focusses on artistic research an exploration. R.A.T facilitates critical reflection and dialogue between local communities, artists, curators, managers, critics and researchers. It collaborates with other independent organization in Mexico and abroad and organizes itself through a model of subjective economy, which guarantees their independency.

The residency is located in the apartment block Puerto Turin, in Colonia Juarez in the centre of Mexico City. Next to a sleeping place the residency offers workspaces shared with the other residents and collaborating artists. It provide an ideal introduction to the inhabitants of the apartment block and the neighbourhood and supports interventions in public space. R.A.T. is primarly interested in artists who like to research the various layers of this megalopolis and its different faces.

More information: (only in Spanish)


  • Every visual artist living and working in Belgium can apply for this residency
  • This residency is open to visual artist with a site-specific practice and an interest in the socio-cultural context of Mexico.
  • A Per diem of 900€ for the duration of the residency
  • Reimbursement of travel cost to and from the residency
  • Living and working space is provided during the residency
  • The opportunity to organize a public event in Mexico City
  • A presentation at the Living Room (project space of AIR Antwerpen) when returned

Interested? You can apply by filling in the online form
Deadline 15 April 2017


  • 15 April Deadline Open Call
  • 30 April selection artist in residence
  • 1 September – 15 October residency
  • November presentation at the Living Room

Online application

Personal information

European bank details


Artistic practice

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