Francisca Caporali
Exhibition & Residency:
April 1 – April 30, 2012

Francisca Caporali is one of the founders and the director of JA.CA (Jardim Canadá Centre for Art and Technology). She has exhibited her work in many international festivals and galleries and has participated in numerous residencies as both artist and arts manager. For the past few years she has investigated varying methods of collaboration and interaction. Her projects are interdisciplinary and push the frontiers of art, social science and urbanism.

The Urban Homestead Project, a collective that she created with Laura Chipley and Pilar Ortiz, explores the act of making temporary public living spaces out of found and recycled objects as a means for creating positive interactions within a community. Her latest project, JA.CA,  is a new initiative to stimulate the development of contemporary art in Brazil. Located in Jardim Canadá, in Nova Lima, a city that belongs to the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, the project’s main objective is to encourage and promote art using various approaches and technologies. Projects consider Brazil’s local reality, either through educational stimuli, incentives or as an enabler of collaborative practices. JA.CA has hosted over 20 artists in residence and offers workshops in art, architecture, and urbanism.

During her time in residence, Caporali will investigate and research the structure of residency programs such as 18th Street’s, as well as other programs in Northern California. Caporali comes to 18th Street through generous support from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

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