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  Launch of "LARA - A Project by Asiaciti Trust" Honda, Colombia









Press Release

Launch of "LARA – A Project by

Asiaciti Trust"

August 5 – 18, 2012
Honda, Colombia

Press contact:
Amanda Briggs, Director - LARA


Rosario Lopez Parra
Lo informe y el límite,
serie Poliedros, 2011
stainless steel
39 x 59 in.


Asiaciti Trust is proud to launch "Latin American Roaming Art (LARA)," a traveling artist residency project. LARA has been developed as a collaboration between Asiaciti Trust and Alexia Tala, curator of contemporary art. Headquartered in Singapore, Asiaciti Trust is a leading international trustee company of the Asia-Pacific; and through the "Asiaciti Trust Charitable Foundation" aims to promote Latin American contemporary art and connect different areas of Latin America through an artistic and cultural experience.

From August 5-18, 2012, eight Latin American artists will begin the first edition of LARA, a project where artists are invited to creatively experience a new social, cultural, geographical and political environment. At Honda, one of the oldest cities of Colombia, artists will share a home for two weeks and have space for reflection and critical thought, preparing for the production of work responding to the site.

The LARA 2012 artists are Adriana Bustos (Argentina), Leyla Cardenas (Colombia), Nicolás Consuegra (Colombia), Ximena Garrido-Lecca (Perú), Rosario Lopez (Colombia), Alejandra Prieto (Chile), Caio Reisewitz (Brazil) and Pablo Uribe (Uruguay), each with an outstanding career in the Latin American contemporary art scene.

Each year LARA, directed by Amanda Briggs, will invite eight artists to participate in a two-week residency in a Latin American country. The location of the residency will change each year; invitations will be extended to three artists from the host country and five artists from other Latin American countries. The aim is to initiate conversation, critical thought and interaction between local and Latin American communities through a creative response to a particular experience and place.

Chief Curator Alexia Tala is in charge of the general curatorship for the LARA project. Alexia was co-curator of the first Biennial of Performance Deformes (Chile, 2006), curator of Focus Brazil (Chile, 2010) and adjunct curator of the Eighth Mercosur Biennial (Brazil, 2011), co-funder of R.I.C (Residency programme for curatorial research - Chile). She is currently Artistic Director of Plataforma Atacama, curator of the Printmaking Collectors Club of Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Chile) and co-curator of Solo Projects: Focus Latin America for ARCO (Spain, 2013).

José Roca is the LARA 2012 Edition Curator, and will be in charge of the local curatorship in Colombia. Jose was co-curator of the I Trienal Poli/ grafica in San Juan (Puerto Rico, 2004), and of the 27th Bienal of São Paulo (Brazil, 2006). He was chief curator of the Eighth Mercosur Biennial (Brazil, 2011), Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious (Philadelphia- USA) and he is currently the Artistic Director of FLORA and the associate curator of Arte Latinoamericano Estrellita B. Brodsky at Tate Gallery, London.

After the two-week residency, the eight artists will return to their studios to produce works that will be exhibited between March 16 and April 27, 2013 at NC-arte, Bogota. During the opening night of the inaugural exhibition, one of the participating artists will be awarded with a residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET), Philippines. This award and the LARA project are fully sponsored by the Asiaciti Trust Group.



Caio Reisewitz
“Igreja Nossa Senhora
da Paciência”
, 2012
c-print em metacrilato
61 x 48 in.

Ximena Garrido-Lecca
The Followers, 2010
Mixed media
180 x 460 x 11 in.