Mexico’s Arquetopia Foundation announces Synergy Award recipients

Mexico’s Arquetopia Foundationhas announced its full scholarship winners.

Five recipients of the Arquetopia Synergy Award 2015 were recently handed out.

The award includes an artist residency on full scholarship and exhibition of the awardees’ work at a major Mexican cultural center or museum in the city of Puebla, Mexico.

Winners of the 2015 residencies are artists Bronwyn Treacy (Australia), Marina Yerali (Cyprus), Sheetul Goorah (Mauritius), Ellen Bepp (USA) and Brent Erickson (USA).

Residencies are known to be very competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists. Both national and international artists compete for a spot, including curators, art educators, designers, writers, graduate students and researchers.

Winners were chosen by an international jury who reviewed more than 200 projects. Part of the review included assessing each residency project’s contribution to a more nuanced perspective and understanding of Mexico’s complex history and culture.

Founded in 2009, the non-profit foundation, which is based out of Oaxaca and Puebla, is co-founded by Mexican artist, Francisco Guevara and American musician Christopher Davis.

Arquetopic was established to promote development and social transformation through contemporary art practices. The core of the foundation is based on social awareness, innovation, shared awareness and local networks development.

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