MoCA of the Month
After having presented TEOR/éTica in Costa Rica last month, we stay in South America with lugar a dudas (Room for doubts), a non-profit independent space in Cali, Colombia. Established in 2005, is an independent, not-for-profit space, which aims to promote and disseminate contemporary artistic creation through research, exhibition, production and open confrontations. As its name suggests, the organisation works as a laboratory for research, lively discussion, reflection and critical analysis of the complexities which arise from the Colombian context.
Vision and Mission
lugar a dudas aims at facilitating experimentation and innovation in contemporary arts practice by stimulating dialogues between artists and across cultures. An active and reflexive approach to contemporary practices is achieved through artists’ talks, seminars and educational activities. At the core of lugar a dudas activities lies the understanding of art as a fundamental and dynamic agent in the shaping and transformation of society.
lugar a dudas’ facade
Exhibitionslugar a dudas hosts programs in two exhibition areas: One is a shop display which brings and opens contemporary art to pedestrians, inhabitants of the surrounding neighborhoods and the public of the city through a dynamic and uninterrupted programming of exhibitions.
Vitrina – Paola Gaviria
The program includes reconstructions of relevant works of international contemporary art (named “Calcos”), national and international exhibitions, and specific proposals from emergent artists selected through an open call.
Vitrina – Rosita Alonso
There is another permanent exhibition room, located inside the building, which shows video works and hosts small temporary exhibitions.
Documentation Centerlugar a dudas also hosts a documentation center specialized in visual arts and film including a collection of over 3000 books, magazines, independent publications and videos. The center is also serving as a space for talks, seminars and debates about artistic practice.
Documentation Center – workshop with Diego Teo
lugar a dudas also organizes an international residency program which consists of an interactive space that encourages exchange of ideas and experimentation. Residencies are open to artists and curators, both from Colombia and abroad, which are willing to pursue a partecipatory practice. The residency follow a processual and collective principal with no rigid structure, allowing artists and curators to develop projects in response to their new environment. The residents are encouraged to start dialogues with artists, organizations, students and arts professionals in Cali, establishing a mutual exchange of ideas.
Publicationslugar a dudas produces a regular publication focusing on the programme and ongoing projects such as worshops, events and the residency programs. Past issues are available to download on the website
Patio – Phtographic Workshop
lugar a dudas
Calle 15 Norte # 8N-41
Tel. (572) 668 2335