2270 NW 23rd St.
Miami, Florida
33142

El Espacio 23 houses three apartments and a shared work space reserved for residency programs. The residency includes living space, shared studio space, and a production budget for artists and curators across various stages in their career, with a diverse range of disciplines and ethnic backgrounds. Programming is year-round and the length of the stay depends on the interest of the curator or the complexity of the artists’ projects. Residents are selected by El Espacio 23’s curatorial team within the context of the space’s exhibition program, the city of Miami and the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.

Past Residents

ARC (Animal Rug Company) is a social enterprise directed by artist and designer Agustina Woodgate. ARC fabricates functional rugs carefully crafted out of repurposed and recycled stuffed animal toy pelts resulting in luxurious floor coverings. Abandoned synthetic stuffed animals are dismantled, unstitched at the seams...

Raimond Chaves, born in Bogotá in 1963 and raised in Barcelona, and Gilda Mantilla, born in Los Angeles in 1967 and raised in Lima, are life partners, and have been artistic collaborators since 2001 while also maintaining individual solo careers. Chaves received a degree in...

Alberto Baraya was born in 1968 in Bogotá, where he still lives and works. He is best known for his multimedia production, which includes installation, drawing, photography, sculpture and video. He began his career creating ironic self-portraits from appropriated iconic paintings or by forging ...