Residency Program

Artistic Residency


We are delighted to announce the winning project of our 2017 Artistic Residency Program. We have received  more than 50 applications from all over the globe and 4 made it to the second round. After a careful selection, we have chosen the project by Laura Meza Orozco (MX). We aim to support more projects next year. Thank you to all the applicants for your time and dedication. Congratulations to the winner; more details of the project will follow.


Celaya Brothers Gallery (CBG) calls for national and international artists to develop a open theme exhibition to present in the CBG space in 2017.


Applicants: national and international artists

Submission deadline: October 31, 2016

Format: electronic delivery

Results: November 4, 2016

Awards: the selected projects will be developed in CBG and presented as part of its annual exhibition program.


Residents have the opportunity to develop their work by interacting with Mexico City’s citizens and experimenting with its environment. They will discover Mexico’s contemporary art scene – mainstream and alternative – to develop their research, offering innovative, critical approaches. CBG is at the disposal of the artist before and during the residency, to facilitate contacts and assist with the production of the artworks.


Grant / Exchange

A round-trip airplane ticket (up to $1,000 usd). CBG will not cover any flight changes once the flight itinerary is confirmed by the resident.

$3,000 MXN for travel expenses (i.e food, taxis, etc.)

Studio space

One month housing in a comfortable private bedroom that WIFI and a multi-purpose room:

Art Production Fund

Budget of up to $30,000 MXN** for the shipping and/or production of the artworks to be exhibited.  **The money will be recovered from the first artworks sold.


The artist must donate one piece to the CBG Private Collection, which will not be available for sale.


This is an open and confidential call. The results will be determined by the gallery founders.


Both emergent and consolidated artists can participate individually. Each applicant may submit only one proposal.

The applicants for both the Artistic and Curator Residency Programs, will have to submit a 2 page proposal explaining the general concept of the exhibition. This statement should address their knowledge of said concept as well as their expectations on how the Program will expand their existing body of work and enhance their professional development.

There are no restrictions regarding themes or mediums. There are certain security conditions on the use of the gallery. The proposal should consider the physical limitations of the exhibition space. See the PDF with the plan and photos of the gallery CBG_espaciodeexposiciones

The proposal should be comprised of unreleased and unpublished works.

The exhibition should be planned for a duration of 6 to 7 weeks.

The following information must be submitted:

Curriculum Vitae

Artist Statement (up to 400 words)

A list of the planned artworks, specifying the equipment or materials needed for their production.

Up to 5 images portraying your work or artistic practice.


The submission consists of a single PDF, no larger than 15 MB.

Only the projects submitted within the deadline and including all requirements will be considered.  

The official language for the open call is Spanish, however English submissions are accepted for international applicants.

Submit information to:

Víctor Celaya, Founder:  

Ricardo Celaya, Founder:  

Jimena López, Manager:


The applicants must maintain confidentiality regarding their proposals until the publication of the results is made. The intellectual property of the projects will be maintained by the applicants. The exhibition and publication rights of the proposals will be shared with CBG.


The proposals for the open call must be submitted before 23:59 (Mexico City time) on October 31, 2016. Proposals received after this time will not be accepted.


The selection process is virtual. It is possible for the directors to request a meeting with the applicants before publishing the results.


The results will be published on on November 4, 2016 during the course of the day. The selected applicants will receive more details two months prior to the start of their residency.


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