Nave Residency Program

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Founded 2019
Guayllabamba , Ecuador


NAVE provides time, space and an inspiring environment for making aimed towards a select group of artist producing exceptional work. This residency is directed towards contemporary thinkers and makers who demonstrate a critical engagement and inquiry towards their practice. We function within a 'self – run' model meaning every resident is responsible for the use of their own time. Although not mandatory we do encourage our residents to give a brief talk open to the general public either on their own work or any relevant topic. Group critiques, panels exhibitions and parties are to be organized to the discretion and consensus of the group. Exhibition and event promotion is handled by Nave under Nave/New Works platform. New Works is a Chicago based gallery space.

Local Information

We are located in Villa Juliana, Guayllabamba - Ecuador. From Kichwa Wayllapampa meaning 'green plain'; it's a sparsely populated valley just 29 Km away from Quito. Situated at 2140 mts. above sea level. Its dry/subtropical weather allowing for uninterrupted agricultural production since pre Incaic time. Throughout history its advantageous geographical location has been utilized as a strategic bottle neck entry from the northern highlands into Quito. First with Inca conquest campaigns against local tribes (Cochasquies, Caranquis, Cayambis); then with liberation campaigns in charge of Bolivar and Sucre against Spanish rule early in the 19th cent.

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