SOMA Summer is an intensive three-week residency program in Mexico for artistic inquiry that welcomes a cohort of international artists, curators, critics, and art historians interested in collaborative pedagogical models. Each SOMA Summer is organized around a different theme that provides a compelling conceptual framework for research and creative work. It will be led by a group of renowned Mexican and international artists and researchers, under the Academic Direction of Mexican artist Ricardo Alzati.
SOMA Summer 2023 will focus on a critical approach to the notion of Diversity and its implications, as we will question the historical and political appearances of the term within our current cultural system. We will debate how this concept manifests within the production realm of the arts, as well as explore how it has, at times, resulted in fundamental contradictions within our institutional structures, our bodies, and our minds alike. The program will take place in a former Hacienda in Tlaxco, in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico, from the 10th – 30th of July.
Deadline: April 9, 2023
Program Dates: July 10–30, 2023