RETIRO ARTISTICO TLACOPAC
TLACOPAC ARTIST RESIDENCY
(Tlacopac: Nahuatl for “place of hedges and reeds”).
Founded by Mexican artist Luis Stephens, and painter and writer Karen DeLuca Stephens, and developed and overseen by NYC-based Project Manager Jan Hanvik, this residency in the southern part of Mexico City will be dedicated to the practice and pursuit of all art forms. A rarity for artist residencies worldwide, RETIRO ARTISTICO TLACOPAC welcomes not only individual artists, but also performing arts groups – theater, dance, & music- and college or university level performing arts programs, as it includes a wood-floored performance gymnasium suitable for the development of works by 2 up to 10-12 members.
The 5-bedroom house with ample gardens and patios is historic in its connection to the lives of groundbreaking Mexican avant-garde composer Conlon Nancarrow and his former wife Annette Nancarrow, painter and jewelry designer, and assistant to the great Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco. The TLACOPAC RESIDENCY will revive the hotbed of cultural activity that was Mexico City of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, welcoming diverse artists from all cultural, national and ethnic backgrounds, to contribute to global dialog through the arts.