DUPLEX | Artists in Residence is an independent artist-run-space, composed of studios, a residency program and a gallery.
DUPLEX occupies an area of 1000m2 distributed by 3 main floors. The first floor is occupied by our gallery. In the second floor 10 long-term studios receive artists living in Lisbon, as well as our office. On the third floor additional 8 studios and a curator’s office are dedicated to our residency program.
Seeking to stimulate creative processes, experimentation and plastic production as well as the discourse that these dynamics originate, DUPLEX presents itself as a privileged territory for the coexistence of different artists, different productions and different ways of thinking about the work of art and its context.
Valuing advances and setbacks, valuing error, failure, and disruption as participants in contemporary praxis, the entire structure and functioning of DUPLEX seeks, in addition to celebrate the final results, to recognize the conceptual and procedural richness of artistic creation, and bring the public closer to it.
For resident artists, DUPLEX’s artistic residency program allows a quick insertion in the artistic community of Lisbon, offering the possibility, time and space to develop and show their work. With guest visits, conversations, organized visits to studios or other art spaces, discussions and project support, Duplex seeks to adapt to the interests and needs of each group of residents, whom are expected to engage in the activities proposed during their time with us.
DUPLEX is located in Lisbon city center, in the lively and well liked neighborhood of Graça, in walking distance from several galleries, museums and independent art spaces.
Although we work mainly through open calls, e also accept self-proposals.
Additionally, DUPLEX| Artists in Residence receives curators as residents, usually coordinated with the current artistic residencies.