Amalia Amoedo created the Ama Amoedo Foundation with the mission to support the Latin American art ecosystem in an enduring and sustained way, expanding its visibility around the world. The foundation seeks to formalize the actions that Amalia has been carrying out for over two decades.
FAARA (Fundación Ama Amoedo Residencia Artística) is a residency whose purpose is to offer a space for research, work and creative reflection, in the form of a retreat in nature in José Ignacio, Uruguay, at Casa Neptuna. Designed by Argentine artist Edgardo Gimenez, the space adapts to the diverse needs of the artists. As Gimenez explains, “I wanted the house to be a place of freedom. A place where you have the right to be creative. ”
Resident artists will participate by invitation and will be selected by leading international curators with expertise in Latin American art. The inaugural Selection Committee is composed of Magalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, Inti Guerrero, Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects in the Philippines and tutor of the KASK Curatorial Studies program in Belgium, and Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Director of Americas Society in NYC).
The invited artists for the first 3 editions of FAARA are Sofía Gallisá Muriente (Puerto Rico) and Marcela Sinclair (Argentina), Liliana Angulo Cortés (Colombia), Adriana Bustos (Argentina), Andres Bedoya (Bolivia) and Noé Martínez Flores (Mexico).
The FAARA program is curated and directed by Violeta Mansilla.