The first AiRE Artist Talk

Daniel Ventura and Maga Esberg presented their works last Thursday, Nov. 29 during the very first “AiRE Artist Talks” event.
Here are some pics!

Photos: Rafael Molina

Artists currently staying at AiRE

November 2018

Daniel is a Mexican based artist formed at the Faculty of Arts UNAM. He is currently developing a plastic, visual and conceptual research about the relationship between art and the environment involved with the conception of the landscape, the city and the architecture understanding such relationships and ideas as a structure working on constant transformation.


He works with drawing, graphics, sculpture, and installation experimentally as strategies and disciplines to express the evidence intended to communicate with his work.

Daniel Ventura: Cartography, 2018 (work-in-progress)

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November 2018

Salla is a performance artist based in Helsinki. She has studied visual art in Art School Maa and live art in Kankaanpää Art School, from which she graduated as BA in spring 2017.

Nowadays Salla is working mainly with performance. She creates performances using time, body and presence as her tools. She relies on minimal aesthetics and builds her works out of simple materials and clear ideas using surroundings, infrastructure, sound and, objects.

Salla Valle Workshop.jpg
Photo: Maija Mikkola

During her stay in Chile, she is taking part in the CuerpAs 4 – International Performance Art Festival organized in Santiago and Valparaiso.

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October – December 2018

Maga is an artist and curator based in Oxford, England. She has been working as a lecturer and as a curator for the HATCHED Festival.

She works primarily with pinhole cameras, cameras obscura, and lumens. At the moment she is developing a portable/ traveling camera obscura and investigating the concept around it.

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07.11.2018 Workshop by Salla Valle: Observando el ser / Observing the being


Salle Valle (b. 1990) is a performance artist based in Helsinki, Finland. Valle has performed actively and internationally making minimalist actions using time, body and space as her tools. Valle holds a BA in live art and a degree in visual art.

Valle is staying in AiRE for two weeks in November 2018. During her stay in Valparaíso, she is giving a workshop: “Observando el ser / Observing the being”. The workshop is intended to all people interested in performance art or performative practices and it is organized in collaboration with Balmaceda Arte Joven.

More information about the workshop.

Open Call

We want to thank everyone who applied to our first Open Call.

We will publish the next Open Call for the year 2019 in January!

AiRE is a perfect place for a creative break – experimenting and processing ideas. We offer private rooms in a shared residency house which allows the residents to have time and space for creative work while having also the possibility to create new networks, participate in exhibitions, lectures and/or workshops during the residency.

Night view from the terrace

Valparaíso is an inspiring city with lots of street art, interesting architecture and an active live art scene which adds a special, bohemian vibe to this old seaport city.

Part of the city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

View to Valparaíso

Murals at Paseo Dimalow