Underground Paradise, is an independent and alternative art space. Located south - east of the city of Mexico, UP seeks to fulfill the function of spread, promote and encourage education, research and production of contemporary art in the region and the creating links of cultural exchange with other countries in the world

The Artistic Residency program for national and international artists, is structured around three main axis: artists in residence, project development and exhibition of contemporary artistic proposals.

Fields of residence are: visual arts, music and new media.

 As a starting point we want to reflect on the different forms of art, social phenomena and exchange of experience between local and visitors. Underground Paradise provides a working studio, a place to live temporarily, a large yard and a small garden, plus cultural management in order to acquire resources, develop activities and pathways that generate additional income and fulfill UP mission.

UP provides a big garden where we made diferent activities like proyections, expositions, live acts and parties, an atelier equipped with a proyector, a pc and some materials and an apartment with kitchenette, frigobar and microwave oven.

San Francisco Tlaltenco is a native town , situaded in Tlahuac borough, is a nice town with old traditions such as carnivals and festivities, there are very attractive places like the Sierra of Santa Catarina and Lake of the Aztec Kings.

 We want that the artists process be shown and discussed with the public of the region throughout the residence through exhibitions, publications and other activities, (lectures, courses, conferences, etc.).

 After the residence, each artist must submit and expose the Project and work done during the time, in addition to the donation of some work.

 To participate in the program of residencies for artists, there are three ways:

  - By direct invitation.
 - For call.
 - By direct application.

 Application must contain: CV, Portfolio, Project and motivation letter.

 1 artists will be selected per period.

 The duration of the residence is 3 months.

 The artist must cover  travel, local transportation, laundry, Entertainment, Additional food and materials.

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