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SACO Contemporary Art Festival
Exhibition Antofagasta, Chile

SACO Contemporary Art Festival

DEADLINE:5 March 2020

Since 2016 the main SACO exhibition has taken place on the Melbourne Clark Historic Pier in Antofagasta, Chile.

The 9th edition of the SACO Contemporary Art Festival invites artists to participate in the open call for its main exhibition entitled "Now or Never". The selected artists will take part in a weeklong residence at ISLA, Latin American Superior Art Institute, with all expenses paid, for the realization and installation of their works. After the opening, they will participate in an immersion trip within the territory, into the interior of the Atacama Desert.


Visual artists of any nationality may participate. The existing call is open to professional as well as self-taught artists, with no restrictions with regards to age, education, professional experience, line of work or any other factor.

The main criteria that will be subjected to evaluation is the quality of the proposal, its viability and suitability.

Artists whose work is linked to the Colectivo SE VENDE, organizer of the exhibition, or artists who exhibited in SACO8 Destiny may not participate.


SE VENDE Collective covers:

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Technical and logistical support for installation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Lunches and dinners during the entire residency
  • A maximum budget of US $1,500 for each intervention
  • Immersion trip to the Atacama Desert