El Basilisco Artist Residency, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires

In an effort to increase cultural exchange on national, regional and international levels, Argentinian artists Esteban Álvarez, Cristina Schiavi and Tamara Stuby founded El Basilisco (2004 - 2009). This residency project brought artists from different provinces of Argentina together with artists from abroad to participate in periods of intensive work lasting approximately ten weeks, included different formal and informal events that involved peers from the local art scene, students and the general public. Many people participated in and supported the project in diverse ways; its heterogeneity and broad scope were key characteristics of the project from start to finish. The bilingual (Spanish-English), El Basilisco, book available for download on this page offers an overview of its history and the artists who participated in it.