THE DAVIDOFF ART INITIATIVE
Chavón The School of Design and world-renowned organization, Davidoff, are joining forces in the development of an artist in residency program under the scope of the “Davidoff Art Initiative”, in a studio designed by Architect Adolfo Despradel, a graduate of the Fine Arts & Illustration program at the School of Design. Under this agreement, both institutions supported contemporary artists and art organizations with the intent of promoting cultural interchange in the Caribbean and global art in general.
This initiative marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Altos de Chavón, and of art in the Dominican Republic. The Project will host the visit of visual artists for a period of ten weeks, in which they had the opportunity of coming into contact will the cultural community of the country, students of the School of Design and adjacent regions.
The first five international artists that participated in the program were: Alia Farid from Puerto Rico, Nuria Montiel from Mexico, Cathleen Mooses from the United States, Mathilde Rosier from France and Soledad Salamé from Chile.
Nominated by an international network of professional artists and selected by the Davidoff International Advisory Board, these five artists that will inaugurate the initiative represent a diversified series of practices and backgrounds. All shared a deep interest in relating with the social and cultural aspects of the Dominican Republic.