24 January 2019

Opportunity Description

The Kaá program selects 4 Brazilian and foreign artists for a 4-week artist residency in the rural area of Porto Alegre, South Brazil. The program covers travel coasts (round-trip), meals and accommodation in a shared room, besides a fee for production coasts.

Learn more: www.institutoyvymaraey.org.br/convocatoria-kaa

The call is open for Brazilians and foreign artists, who have been professionally active for at least 5 years. Kaá, the Yvy Maraey Institute’s International Artist-in-Residence program, will be carried out from March 20th to April 20th, 2019, and opens an artist call to select 4 visual artists. The call is open for Brazilians and foreign artists, who have been professionally active for at least 5 years. One of the vacancies will be given to an artist residing in Rio Grande do Sul.

The registrations are online on the Institute’s website and are open between November 19th – January 24th, 2019. The residency also includes the three core program activities: visiting curators, visiting artists, and open studios. Among the confirmed guests, we list: Fernando Limberger, Jorge Menna Barreto, Leonardo Remor, Ane Rodríguez Armendariz, Bruna Fetter, Michelle Sommer, and Richard Le Quellec.

During the four-week residency, selected artists will create contemporary artworks and installations – permanent and/or temporary interventions – around the 25 acres of the Institute. The program seeks to give visibility to the artistic practices that question the contradictions and ambivalences of the complex relationship between art and nature.

The Yvy Maraey Institute (Land Without Evil in Tupi-Guarani) is a non-profit organization that promotes experimental, ecological and sustainable art practices. Located in an 25 acres area in the extreme South of Porto Alegre, the Institute has as its mission the experience of art with nature. It promotes innovative and interdisciplinary actions that take the environment as a space at risk and permanent conservation. The institute is the ideal place for artistic, cultural and environmental practices.

The program is funded by “#juntospelacultura_2_” Rio Grande do Sul Cultural Fund and Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, through the program: Coincidência América do Sul.

How to Apply


  1. Fill out the online application form available here; http://www.institutoyvymaraey.org.br/open-call-kaa/
  2. Portfolio submission as PDF file with up to 15 pages, not to exceeding 10 MB.
    2.1. In addition to the visual portfolio, the PDF must include the following information: full
    name, place of birth, place of residence, email, cell phone, RG and CPF (for Brazilians),
    passport number (for foreigners) and three photos of the candidate (10X15 cm, 300dpi), plus
    biography with up to three paragraphs;
    2.2. Artists working with video, sound and / or performance can include up to 3 links to be
    accessed by the jury;
    2.3. Only links hosted on YouTube and Vimeo platforms will be considered. Links that demand
    downloading will not be considered;
    2.4. Portfolios in format or size different from what is here requested will not be considered.
  3. Submission of CV (resumé) in PDF format with up to 2 pages;
  4. STATEMENT in PDF (up to 1500 words). Presentation of the work’s conceptual guidance, in a way that enables the jury to understand the artist’s working themes and research interest;
  5. Applications will be accepted in Portuguese, Spanish or English. The artist must have knowledge of one of these three languages, as they will be the languages spoken during the residency.