LARA (Latin American Roaming Art) is an artistic project sponsored by Asiaciti Trust Group, through its Asiaciti Trust Charity Foundation. The project aims to promote Latin American contemporary art and connect different areas of Latin America through artistic and cultural experience. Each year, eight Latin American artists are invited to participate in a residency program which culminates in an exhibition in that chosen country.
This fifth edition of LARA began with an invitation to eight artists to spend two weeks in residency in Panama City, Panama. A country with a complex, multicultural, and rich history. The artists were encouraged to develop their own practices while exploring and responding to the diverse culture, biodiversity, and vibrant history that Panama has to offer. Guided tours took place in areas of historical and environmental significance, with talks led by local historians, experts, and architects. From this educational experience, the artists produced a series of works for LARA 2017, which was exhibited at the MAC Panama between November 2017 and January 2018.
LARA is pleased to announce the success of its 2017 edition in Panama City. The exhibition was well received with over 2,500 visitors. The featured artists were Jose Braithwaite (Panama), Eric Fajardo (Panama), Katherinne Fiedler (Peru), Glenda Leon (Cuba), Frances Gallardo (Puerto Rico), Andrea Marmol (Guatemala), Rachelle Mozman (Panama), and Adan Vallecillo (Honduras). LARA was delighted to have had Gerardo Mosquera on board, to join José Roca, Curator of the LARA Collection.
Mr. Graeme Briggs, Chairman of Asiaciti Trust Group, inaugurated the exhibition and awarded two chosen artists with LARA sponsored residencies as prizes; Glenda Leon, with a two week residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in the Philippines, and Adan Vallecillo, with a six month residency at FLORA in Bogota, Colombia.