La Ira de Dios is an independent non-profit institution in Buenos Aires, Argentina. LID facilitates artistic exchange and develops the practice of contemporary art through residencies, associations and public programs. Its main objective is to provide a space for experimentation, reflection and exchange between national and international artists and researchers. LID also aspires to generate opportunities for the local scene through the association with international institutions.
LID was founded in 2010 as a gallery space for emerging artists. In 2014 the project moved to an industrial warehouse in search of a more experimental profile. As part of this process, LID began to develop international residency programs.
Since 2010, more than 40 exhibitions were held, and more than 80 artists and researchers from 24 countries participated in the residency programs.
In 2018 LID begins a new stage by moving its residency programs to cheLA, a center for experimentation in art, technology and community based in an old industrial building of rationalist architecture in Parque Patricios.
LID hosts three residency programs a year, each lasting between 4 to 8 weeks. It also receive artists all year long to work in private studios for up to 6 months.
For each program, LID selects a group up to 10 international and local artists, curators and researchers. The group shares working spaces and participates in a number of activities as each one immerse in new or ongoing projects.
During the program public presentations are organized and the residency culminates in an open studio which is an integral part of our program of exhibitions. The exhibition is open to the public for the last days of the residency, during which special visits and presentations are coordinated.
Each program have a guest curator who participates in the selection of the candidates, propose a concept or activities, follows each project, participate in the work meetings and the public presentations. Residents also have the assistance of both a production coordinator and the directors of the project.
The schedule of activities also includes visits to relevant art spaces in Buenos Aires and visits from other educational programs, artists, curators, and critics.
This residency is open to emerging and established artists from a range of disciplines. For artists applying for grants and scholarships in their home country, LID can provide official documents and letters of invitation.