Artists in Residence at BBAX

The BBAX Residency Program welcomes contemporary artists of all nationalities, including artists from Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. Resident artists have the opportunity to create their work on site, and are able to foster a connection with other artists, galleries and curators. During the residency period the artists gain mentorship from our program and are guided on methods to promote themselves and to create an exhibit of their work in our gallery. Artists are also encouraged to facilitate the teaching experience through interaction with high school students from our Educational Program.

BBAX is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, your tax deductible donation offers the artists an amazing opportunity for exposure and development by introducing them to the local art scene, and offering them a link to artists and arts organizations in the area. It will help with artist travel and accommodation, materials for artwork creation, artwork shipping and insurance, exhibition installation, and promotional materials.

 

2019 Residency Program

This year BBAX will host two artists from Argentina: Ana María Hernando and Tadeo Muleiro. Hernando and Muleiro will use textiles, printmaking, installation, and performance to explore the expropriation and exploitation of the landscape. 

Ana Maria Hernando's artwork includes feminine fiber installations that celebrate the lives and community of Latina women. Struck by the presence of plants on the freeways in LA, mere elements to absorb pollution and sound, but nobody able to relate to them as individuals from their cars, even in barely moving traffic. Hernando plans to use these plants and flowers as her subject matter, attempting to give to each some dignity back, with the intent of pulling them out from their invisibility. 

Tadeo Muleiro uses a mix of northern carnivals and superheroes to compose a syncretism of images which has allowed him to construct fictions that may include ancestral myths, autobiographical facts, or social histories. Muleiro makes use of his ancestral legacy to build an intimate mythology that takes the shape of a domestic drama. In the artist’s country, as in other parts of South America and the world, conflicts over the value, cost and care of land is present.

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