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Colombian artist Adriana Salazar granted prestigious artist’s residency at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Ms Adriana Salazar, a Colombian citizen resident in Mexico City, has been granted a very prestigious 6 month foreign artists’ residency at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in Dubllin, which is being fully funded by Avalon Holdings.

A significant number of applications were received from a number of countries across Latin America, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Following an extensive selection process, the final selection was made by RHA Director, Patrick T. Murphy, RHA School Principal, Colin Martin, Avolon’s Chairman of the Latin American Advisory Board, Michael Lillis and Patrick J. Murphy, previous advisor to the OPW (the state art collection).

The panel came to the decision that Adriana Salazar’s outstanding work qualified her for this once in a lifetime opportunity. The Avolon Global Studio Programme was launched in October 2015 and is aimed at helping international, emerging artists raise their profile on a global platform and to develop their practice within the environs of one of Irelands leading contemporary art organisations.

Follow Adriana’s blog about her time with the Royal Hibernian Academy: http://www.rhagallery.ie/school/avolon-global-studio/