Our history

ProyectArte was founded in 2003 by Sebastián Cwilich, Fernando Cwilich, Marina Wagener and Verónica Gil, four committed art lovers.
From 2003 to 2011, the institution engaged in the intensive training of emerging artists, supporting their growth on the local scene as well as their participation in the international art circuit.  The creation of the PRIMA Gallery, participation in auctions, and the Professionalization Program were among the platforms designed to increase the visibility of current students and graduates.

In early 2012, ProyectArte re-launched its programs in order to offer a greater number of improved theoretical and practical tools to young contemporary artists. In the context of this initiative to build on everything that had been accomplished thus far, a new name was given to the institution’s offices and studios: Art School House. Llocated in the Villa Crespo section of Buenos Aires,  Art School House’s Education Program and Extension Program are geared towards students, graduates and other interested individuals.

In 2013, as ProyectArte celebrates its 10-year anniversary, the Legislature of the city of Buenos Aires recognized the organization as being a leading arts organization and an organization of “of cultural interest” to the city of Buenos Aires.

ProyectArte in numbers (2003 to 2011)

– 900 applicants to the scholarship program.

– 6,800 works presented to the selection committee.

– 130 young scholarship recipients between the ages of 15 and 18.

– Over 30 outstanding Argentine artists have taught in the program.

– In 2007, ProyectArte opened its PRIMA Gallery, where a number of exhibitions were held until 2011 with the participation of 60 artists (30 graduates of the program and 30 guest artists) and 12 curators.

ProyectArte has held exhibitions of graduates of the program in venues like the Centro Cultural Recoleta de Buenos Aires (2005), the Chelsea Art Museum in New York (2005),   Johnson & Johnson Art Center (2006),  Hitchcok and Eve Art Gallery (2006),  Spell café (2006), Victor Najmías Gallery (2006), Ciudad Cultural Konex (2007), Haunch of Venison (2008), the Argentine Consulate in New York (2008 and 2009), Rumble Art Fair in Santa Bárbara-California-United States (2010), Centro Cultural Borges (2010), the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University (2011) and Feria Expotrastiendas (2011).

From 2006 to 2011, ProyectArte also developed the ProyectAr program geared towards participating in campaigns that address pressing social issues. In the framework of this program, workshops in the visual arts were given to children and teenagers in public schools in the city of Buenos Aires; more than 2,000 individuals and 18 community organizations participated. For a number of projects, ProyectAr joined forces with the Centro Conviven of Villa Lugano, the Hogar San Pablo of Caballito and the Murales del Bicentenario project in the Catalinas Sur section of the city, which was subsidized by the Social Development Office of the Buenos Aires City Government.