Ses Dotze Naus Foundation and programmes 2022 were presented today on Ibiza

February 22

The public presentation of the Ses Dotze Naus Foundation took place today, coinciding with the start of its first artist residency: Figueretes 2022. It was held at one of the Foundation’s key locations, Can Bufí, a former carpentry workshop reconditioned into a space for the production and exhibition of contemporary art, where artists and members of the public can meet and exchange ideas.

Encouraged by the previous successes of the Ses12Naus biennial residency programme since its launch in 2016, the Foundation was created to develop the project further and strengthen its commitment to culture as a driving force for change on the island. In this new development, the Foundation will promote different residencies and public art programmes throughout the year, in different locations around the island, focusing primarily on mediation activities for diverse audiences through meetings, ‘open studio’ events, workshops and other actions.

For 8 weeks the Figueretes residency will bring together on the Ses Figueretes beach, 9 international artists who have come to Ibiza to produce and present new works that dialogue with the island, its territory and its community. The programme is conceived as a co-creation project for artists under the age of 35, and the curator of this first edition, Linda Rocco, proposes developing a ‘Manifesto of Presence’, which will reflect on a range of issues, one of which is the presence of artists in society, which each participant will address through their artistic practice and through the project they will have worked on during the residency.

In the presentation information was also given about other activities for 2022, among them ‘Finca’, an art residency in a large country house away from the coast scheduled for the autumn. This residency encourages an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach with a view to establishing a dialogue between contemporary creation, the island’s rural identity, and the finca’s agricultural project within the context of permaculture and regenerative practices.