Artpace, the San Antonio artist residency, announced today its inaugural Curatorial Residency program. Set to occur every fall and spring, the six-week program will bring in curators from around the world to conduct studio visits with regional artists and write reviews about exhibitions happening in and around Texas. This program expands on Artpace’s long-running International Artist-in-Residence program, which, three times a year, brings three artists, (one national, one international, and one Texas-based), to San Antonio for a two-month residency.
Artpace’s first curatorial resident will be Erin Jenoa Gilbert, an independent curator working in Chicago. Her recent work has focused on “the role of women artists in the civil rights movement in the US and post-colonial movements in Africa.”
Artpace Executive Director Veronique Le Melle spoke about the new program:
The Curatorial Residency represents a deepening of our programming and our commitment to South Texas Artists. Through the International Artist-in-Residence program, hundreds of Texas artists have met with renowned international curators. The Curatorial Residency expands on this service by bringing even more national & international discourse to our region and continuing to promote the unique creative energy of South Texas.
After their residency, curatorial residents will have the opportunity to propose an exhibition at Artpace.