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Residence of Peter Kim in Yucatán

With the support of the Berg Foundation, the artist Peter Kim, South Korean, made his residence at La Cúpula Cultural Center from March 22 to April 20, 2017. He arrived in Mérida with the intention of focusing his residence on the similarities or Differences between the Incas and Mayans. Until he discovered the story of the ship “Ilford”, which arrived in Progreso in the year 1905 with 1033 Koreans on board.

Escaping from the Japanese invasion, they were spoken of Yucatan as a place of opportunity but everything turned out differently, they became slaves of hacendados. Peter was able to visualize and experience this situation with his contradictions in his work.

Crossed Art Residencies Pays de la Loire – Yucatán

In an exchange between the French region of Pays de la Loire and Yucatán, two Mexican artists, Omar Said Charruf and Emilio Suarez Trejo participated in an art residency in the French town of Carquefou. Their residency began on September 15th and lasted untill November 15, 2015. When their residency concluded, their work was showcased in an exhibition at the Contemporary Art Regional Fund which is based in Pays de la Loire.
 
From January 13 to March 13, 2016, two French artists, Raphaël Ilias and Julien Laforge were artists-in-residence at the Centro Cultural la Cúpula. The artworks they produced during their residency are currently on display at the Alliance Française gallery in Merida and are being curated by Leïla Voight.
 
At the same time, the aforementioned Mexican artists are presenting artworks inspired by their time in France at La Cúpula.

 

Japan Residency in Yucatán

Two Japanese artists inaugurated the residencies at Centro Cultural la Cúpula: plastic artist Kimiko Yoshida and pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama, with the support of the Japan Foundation in México and the Tomoko Mukaiyama Foundation.
 
Kimono Yoshida’s work was exhibited at the opening exhibition at Centro Cultural la Cúpula and was made in the residencies’ workshops.