16 February 2020


Opportunity Description

Soma summer is a unique eight-week program for international artists, curators, critics, and art historians, conducted in English in Mexico City.

SOMA Summer introduces participants to the dynamic art scene of Mexico City through visits to museums, openings, and artists’ studios. Designed to promote intense creative work and open dialogue, the program is built around a series of seminars and workshops led by renowned Mexican and international artists and curators. Participants meet for individual critiques and discussion, as well as public events, site visits, and other activities in and around Mexico City.

SOMA is a space for reconsideration and reflection. Each SOMA Summer is organized around a specific conceptual framework that provides a compelling platform for artists who want to critically analyze their work, while developing new ideas. We stress the importance of the program content, and would discourage applicants who are looking primarily for a studio-based residency. SOMA’s facilities offer shared studio spaces. Although labs and workshops are not available, we do provide logistical support for producing work and organizing events within Mexico City.

Dates: JULY 6TH TO AUGUST 28TH, 2020

SOMA Summer 2020 program, Social Justice, aims to question some of the common notions associated with the relationship between art and politics. The program invites critical thinkers, artists, and theorists to come together and open up a dialogue that challenges our understanding of contemporary art involved in the political arena.

Successful applicants must demonstrate significant experience in their field and are expected to participate in all program activities. SOMA Summer welcomes artists, curators and art historians who are eager to reflect on their practices -and who are not focused on preparing work for exhibitions or other previous commitments and impending deadlines.

For more information or questions about the program and/or the application, please contact: ​rocio.garcia@somamexico.org

How to Apply


  • All applications should be completed via SOMA’s website. Apply here.
  • Résumé
  • Artist’s statement
  • Letter of interest
  • Portfolio
  • Contact information for 3 references