20 12 2018


The Kaá program selects 4 Brazilian and foreign artists for a four-week artist residency in the rural area of Porto Alegre, South Brazil. The program covers travel costs (round-trip), meals and accommodation, besides a fee for production costs.


Deadline for registrations: January 24th, 2019

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The call is open for Brazilians and foreign artists, who have been professionally active for at least 5 years.


Kaá, the Yvy Maraey Institute’s International Artist-in-Residence program, will be carried out from March 20th to April 20th, 2019, and opens an artist call to select 4 visual artists. The call is open for Brazilians and foreign artists, who have been professionally active for at least 5 years. One of the vacancies will be given to an artist residing in Rio Grande do Sul. The project was awarded in the call #juntospelacultura_2_ of Rio Grande do Sul Fund for Cultural Support, with additional funding from COINCIDENCIA - Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges.


The registrations are online on the Institute’s website and are open until January 24th, 2019. The residency also includes the three core program activities: visiting curators, visiting artists and open studios. Among the confirmed guests, we list: Fernando Limberger, Jorge Menna Barreto, Leonardo Remor, Ane Rodríguez Armendariz, Bruna Fetter, Michelle Sommer and Richard Le Quellec.


During the four-week residency, selected artists will create contemporary art works and installations – permanent and / or temporary interventions – around the 25 acres of the Institute. The program seeks to give visibility to the artistic practices that question the contradictions and ambivalences of the complex relationship between art and nature.


The Yvy Maraey Institute (Land Without Evil in Tupi-Guarani) is a non-profit organization that promotes experimental, ecological and sustainable art practices. Located in an 25 acres area in the extreme South of Porto Alegre, the Institute has as its mission the experience of art with nature. It promotes innovative and interdisciplinary actions that take the environment as a space at risk and permanent conservation. The institute is the ideal place for artistic, cultural and environmental practices.


The program is funded by “#juntospelacultura_2_” Rio Grande do Sul Cultural Fund and COINCIDENCIA - Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges.

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Organized by

Yvy Maraey Institute


General coordination

Maria Amélia Bulhões and Denis Rodriguez


Executive production

Denis Rodriguez



Denis Rodriguez and Irineu Garcia


Visiting artists

Fernando Limberger

Jorge Menna Barreto

Leonardo Remor


Visiting curators

Ane Rodríguez Armendariz, cultural director of Tabakalera, San Sebastian, Spain

Bruna Fetter, independent curator

Michelle Sommer, Independent Curator

Richard Le Quellec, Director of Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva, Switzerland


Visual identity and graphic design

Fernanda Pujol

Leonardo Remor


Press agent

Isabel Waquil