The ‘INVITRO-Gerador’ project is headed by Artech-Int: International Association of Computer Art, in partnership with the Universidade Aberta and CIAC. The project will run for 12 months and was accepted for funding by DGARTES – Directorate General of the Arts in the field of digital arts. This project also has the institutional support of the Association of Teachers of Visual Expression and Communication (APECV) and of the International Society for Education through Art (INSEA).
The ‘INVITRO-Gerador’ project aims to galvanise the INVITRO space, located in the Palácio Ceia, through an annual programme of artistic residencies, workshops, exhibitions, among other things, helping to transform the Universidade Aberta into a cultural and artistic player in the city of Lisbon and at a national/international level. The ambition of the project is to support digital artistic creation, working in three areas of action: (1) creation; (2) exposure/fruition and (3) debate/training.
The exhibition schedule will be triggered on two occasions. The first, in the INVITRO space and the hall of the Palácio Ceia, in Lisbon, will include nine solo exhibitions. The second will involve a collective exhibition showcasing a summary of the overall project, featuring the work of nine artists, and will be shown in at least two venues in the country: Faro and Lisbon.
Each exhibition of each artist will produce a publication, which will function not only as a catalogue, but above all else as a record of the creative process, of development and analysis of the impact on the public/audience, thus also serving an educational purpose. Each artist will be responsible for giving a workshop and/or lecture. The residential programme will be spread out over time so as to link the various events in the calendar, spacing them throughout the duration of the residential programme as a whole. The programme will conclude with a final conference and publication, bringing together not only all those people involved, but also open to international participation and dissemination.