BAR project — "Drinking while walking while hosting while thinking while making together". International residencies & training program in Barcelona, Spain.


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Jimena Croceri (Buenos Aires) is a visual artist who uses diverse media. Her artistic practice is characterized by intention and experiment, by resistance and fluidness. In a laboratory method which isn’t either rational or sterile but more curious than precise her work consists of various elements which are all protagonists: time, chance, collaboration, correlation and coincidence - they don’t diminish authorship but neither do they foreground it. Producing collective knowledge with others around her have been very important for her practice for the last years. Using both daily materials and naturally occurring elements her work probes soft spots between gestures and rituals wich became new methodss for performance drawings or sonic compositions. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts at the National University of Art in Buenos Aires. She also participated in the Art program at Torcuato Di Tella University (2013) and was a scholar at the Center for Artistic Research of Buenos Aires (2014). In 2018, she was the artist in residence at FLORA ars+natura in Bogotá. In 2020 she will receive the Pernod Ricard Fellowship at the Villa Vassilieff, Paris.

Chiara Cartuccia is an independent curator and researcher based in London. Her work focuses on practice and theory of performativity in contemporary arts, and the potentialities of performance as a generative epistemological tool. Between 2012 and 2015, Chiara has been Curator of Performance Art at SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, and in 2017 she was appointed Curatorial Coordinator at Manifesta 12 Palermo. For Manifesta, Chiara co-curated the Planetary Garden Public Programme, as well as the interrelated pre-biennial programme. She is co-founder and director of the curatorial and editorial platform EX NUNC. Chiara holds a MA in Visual Cultures-Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, and she is a PhD candidate at Amsterdam School For Cultural Analysis, UvA.

Dates: January 13th, 2020 – July 3rd, 2020
Study period at Fundació Antoni Tàpies and Fabra i Coats - Creation Factory, Barcelona

Final presentation: La Virreina-Centre de l'Imatge

Tutorized by BAR project curators, among other local, national and international guests.

Deadline for application: Saturday, 30th November, 2019, midday (Rome time)

BAR project launch the open call to participate in the fourth edition of its practice-based training program that will take place in Barcelona from January 13th, 2020 through July 3rd, 2020. BAR TOOL#3 is a 6-month practice-based training program addressed to participants from various fields of knowledge – art and non-art related practices – who are willing to develop a project considering the city of Barcelona as the pivotal center of questioning. Fellows will be followed up by BAR team along with other tutors in order to facilitate and support their practices. The selected participants will be provided with office space at Tapies Foundation, and will present their work in a final public program at La Virreina.

First weeks of the program will be devoted to exploring the city and its art scene through walks and visits to different projects, institutions and galleries and we will get started with tutoring sessions. From mid-February to mid-April the program will continue receiving guest tutors proposing to the participants group meetings and reviews, tutorials, and studio visits, etc. During this time we also offer a week of intensive work open to other participants (BAR MODULE) that generate learning spaces through different themes and dynamics, bringing together local, national and international tutors and guests. From mid-May through June the participants will focus on the production and presentation of a final project at La Virreina.

BAR TOOL #0, #1, #2 editions 2016-19 guests have been Martí Manen, Latitudes (Mariana Canepa Luna, Max Andrews), Ruth Estèvez, Carles Guerra, Angel Calvo Ulloa, Aimar Arriola, Aimar Pérez Galí, Jordi Ferreiro, Osías Yanov, Nuria Güell, Emily Pethick, Susan Gibb, Philippe Pirotte, Vivian Sky Rehberg, Inés Katzenstein, Summer Guthery, Helmut Batista, Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Karima Boudou, Santiago Villanueva, Dorothée Dupuis, Alfredo Aracil, Eva Rowson, Leire Vergara, Gelen Jeleton, Erick Beltrán, Antoni Hervás, Equipo Palomar, Montserrat Rodríguez, Ignasi Aballí, Emma Haugh, Suza Husse, Oriol Vilanova, Valeri Graziano, Sofia Dourron, Pablo Martínez, Mario García Torres, Dora García. BAR project team tutors: Veronica Valentini, Andrea Rodriguez, Juan Canela.

BAR project is an independent, mobile and non-profit organization dedicated to supporting international artists and curators and promoting trans-disciplinary dialogue, hospitality, collaboration and exchange. BAR’s curatorial practice aims to highlight relevant subjects in the current political, social and economic paradigm developing in the city of Barcelona a public program issued from an international residency program, and the annual practice-based training program BAR TOOL.

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BAR TOOL is a practice-based training program articulated around research, production and presentation processes. Deepening on cross-disciplinary thinking and acting, the program is addressed to participants from various fields of knowledge - art and non-art related practices. Over nine months a hosting environment is encouraged, in which the flow of knowledge will happen through conversation and action, within generational and epistemological convergence. The program focuses on providing a context for an intensive professional exchange through practical discussions and theoretical workshops with local and international mentors and a tailor-made list of guests, visits and encounters according with participants interests.


For this edition of BAR TOOL, a maximum of 7 fellows are selected by BAR project team through an open call for applications. Candidates are considered on merit, as well as the overall response of their applications within the mission and context of BAR TOOL. Skype interviews could be held before admission with a group of shortlisted on Thursday 5th December.


BAR TOOL #2 is open to participants from various fields of knowledge - art and non-art related practices, willing to deepening in knowledge and practice through visual arts. For those with no previous experience into arts, a draft for a project to be developed during the year, included in the motivation letter, would serve as a sample on how their approach to it could be pertinent enough.

Successful applicants must:

- Have completed an undergraduate degree or have equivalent experience.
- Be available to commit full-time to BAR TOOL’s assigned schedule for the year, which means moving to Barcelona. Other engagements must be kept at an absolute minimum and should not interfere with the participant’s commitment to the program.

Please note:

Attendance is due on Mondays 13rd January-30th June. During the preparation of the final project more engagement is to be expected. BAR TOOL is open to Spanish and international applicants coming from different fields of practice (artists, curators, performers, architects, designers, researchers, teachers, educators, etc) Due to the international scope of BAR TOOL program, the working language is English.


BAR TOOL scholar tuition is 2000€ (to be paid upon arrival by december 2019) and includes:
Mentoring and tutoring by local, national and international guests, together with the follow up of BAR project team. One intensive working week of workshops, lectures and presentations on subjects driven by relevant guest tutors.

Moreover, every fellow admitted to the program is granted a scholarship that gives access to:

Working space at Fundació Antoni Tàpies and/or Fabra i Coats - Creation Factory (IF NECESSARY) subject to the conditions of regular use. Technical equipment supported by Hangar. Production and presentation of a final public project curated by BAR project's team Fellows are expected to cover travel, living, health insurance or visa costs and any other expenses non stated above, and are encouraged to secure sources of funding to support the latest.


Applications must be submitted in the same email, to the two following email addresses:, It is mandatory to present the required documentation hereunder in single A4 format PDF file (max. 5 MB/10 pgs.):

- a motivation letter (up to 1000 words) explaining your interest in the program, the approach of the project you will be willing to develop and how you will expeding your working time in Barcelona.
- a curriculum vitae and a short bio
- a portfolio (up to 10 pages) containing up to 5 examples of projects/artworks


The deadline for submissions is midnight (GTM+1), Sunday, the 30th of November, 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered. You will not receive a confirmation email for your entry. Acceptance to the program will be confirmed to the applicants via email by 6th December 2019 and the list of participants will be made public shortly after.

Application deadline: 30th of November, 2019