Convocatoria "Paisajes de una guerra"

Open call on line

Casa de Velázquez / Ciudad Universitaria

The birth of the University Campus of Madrid is closely linked to the Twentieth Century Spanish political history. In its transition from natural park and agricultural studies center to a complex dedicated to higher education, its buildings became one of the Republican defensive line between 1936 and 1939 against the National Army shortly before the opening of the Campus.

Paisajes de una guerra is a multidisciplinary research project about the process of creation, destruction and reconstruction of the University Campus of Madrid. The project consists of a historical-architectural exhibition, an international academic conference focused on memory, reconstruction and coexistence in post-war societies, and an art exhibition.

Within the framework of the art exhibition, La Isla Utopía, an open call is being issued to select the works of six artists to be published in a free newspaper. The exhibition will take place at Casa de Velázquez from April 22nd  to May 27th, 2015. In addition of being showed at the exhibit, the publication will be distributed among the institutions of the University Campus: C Arte C, Museo del Traje, Museo de América, Escuelas y Facultades, Residencias de estudiantes, Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural de España and Junta Municipal de Moncloa.

Finally, as the call´s special prize, Casa de Velázquez will grant a two-months residency to one of the six selected artists.

This call has the support of the Subdirección General de Bellas Artes del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

Useful information

  • Deadline: Wednesday March 18, 2015
  • Conditions to apply: download the document here (Spanish only)
  • Registration Form: download the document here (Spanish only)
  • Submission of forms and further information: | Tel. 913 080 049


The jury, composed by Xavier Baudoin (Casa de Velázquez), Begoña Torres (MECD), Maria Cuevas (UCM) and Javier Martín-Jiménez (hablarenarte:) selected 6 projects from 45 proposals presented to the call. The authors were the following artists: Pedro Luis Cembranos, Mario Espliego, Diana Larrea, Chema Ledrado, Pepe Medina and Irene Mohedano.

Besides, the jury decided that Pedro Luis Cembranos was the artist who will enjoy the special prize of the call: two months' residence in Casa de Velázquez, along with a budget of 750 euros each month.

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