Bakehouse Art Complex x Cité internationale des arts

Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, and Cité internationale des arts, Paris, are pleased to announce the name of the first Artist Laureate to benefit from a prestigious two-month residency in Paris : Joel Gaitan.


Joel Gaitan

Joel Gaitan's practice is a profoundly personal exploration of his family ancestry and identity as a first-generation Nicaraguan living in Miami, Florida. Believing that storytelling is the poetry of life, Gaitan highlights the Nicaraguense lifestyle and aesthetics through his traditional hand-built terracotta vessels. Gaitan's practice is multifaceted and layered as he highlights various colors, styles, and forms in his work, facilitating space for viewers to celebrate Central American traditions.


Bakehouse Art Complex– Cité internationale des arts

The two-month residency program at the Cité internationale des arts will allow the selected artist to work in an environment conducive to creation and open to meetings with professionals from the cultural milieu. Residents benefit from customized support from the Cité internationale des arts’ team and access to the depth and diversity of Paris’s museums and other cultural resources and assets. Through this residency, Bakehouse will provide one of its artists with exposure to a diversity of artists from around the world, and the opportunity to make life-long connections that will meaningfully impact their artistic practice.

Joel Gaitan will be in residency from May to June 2023 at the Cité internationale des arts.

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