EV_LARGO Art Residency combines EV Espaço Vazio art residency, housing and Largo das Artes cultural center. In the past 10 years both have hosted and presented national and international established and young multi-disciplinary contemporary artists, curators, researchers, projects, group and solo exhibitions and festivals.

EV_LARGO is a full year multi and transdisciplinary residency focused in contemporary art that holds specific programs; usually from 1 to 3 months, with conclusion exhibition of the final works plus talks, performances and screenings.
It also includes collaborations with well-known and independent, public and private, national and international artists, curators, researchers and organizations.

The residency offers private accommodation in the beautiful EV house, located amidst a small forest in the neighborhood of Cosme Velho and a 80m2 massive, high ceiling, ventilated, full of natural light studio and exhibition space with the unique architecture of Largo das Artes XIX century historical building in downtown, both in Rio de Janeiro.

The residency programs include bilingual full curatorial assessment and support by the permanent curator and by guest curators, in-person meetings, continuous follow-up online and offline and guided visits to the main galleries and museums.
The residency housing facilities holds 4 private apartments with private bathrooms and small private kitchens with appliances; a big, beautiful backyard with lots of trees and, therefore, the constant visit of birds, monkeys and other quiet animals; a laundry machine; clothesline area and the trustworthy companionship of Preta and Bela, the residency dogs.

The housing area is only 10 minutes walk to coffee shops, restaurants, bars, markets and pharmacies; only 5 minutes walk from a bus station and 25 minutes away by bus to the studio and exhibition space, which has all the material shops just around the corner.

Each participant have their own key to enter their apartments and the studio anytime day and night.
The 80m2 workspace and exhibition room is part of the 600m2 Largo das Artes building that includes artists’ studios, a collective eating area and shared bathrooms.



Duration: 3 months
1st month 1 May – 31 May
2nd month 1 June – 30 June
3rd month 1 July – 31 July

This residency program has the participation of national and international artists and curators that create artistic projects related to environmental, cultural and social issues. It invites to enroll; artists, curators and all people who are interested in thinking and designing new Possible Futures
Throughout this program we will develop studies, projects and works ​​with artistic, cultural, multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches
All the participants will be invited to contribute to the GALA – Green Art Lab Alliance manifesto. 
This is also an opportunity to promote new relationships, establish national and international collaborations and cultural partnerships.
We offer 2 option of participation: A) 2 months online and one in person month with an exhibition at Largo das Artes cultural Centre, Rio de Janeiro. B) 2 months online and one online exhibition

For more information please click: Residency Programs / Possible Futures

Directed by Miguel Sayad (Brazil)
Curated by Gabriela Maciel (Brazil) and Yasmine Ostendorf (Netherlands)


Duration: July 15th to October 13th

This residency program focused on exploring transitional spaces and relationships between body, nature and the urban landscape of Rio de Janeiro through multi-disciplinary experimental artistic research and projects. This program is curated by Daniela Labra, Independent curator, writer and critique on contemporary visual arts who lives and works in Berlin and by Gabriela Maciel, artistic director and permanent curator of EV_Largo.
During one month of this program we will have the participation of Gabi Schillig, Professor for Spatial Design and Exhibition Design at UdK – Berlin University of The Arts.


Duration: October 15th to January 13th

Transdisciplinary residency program focused on environmental issues, landscape transformation, territories and land use. Selected participants will develop projects that discuss urgent environmental issues conceptually, culturally and artistically, working at the intersection of visual arts, science, architecture, urbanism, activism, food, design, literature, film, etc.
All artists will be invited to meet non-arts people working on the same major topics, including scientists, practitioners and farmers.


You might have heard, one of the most amazing qualities about Rio is that City and Nature clash into each other.

Housing facilities are located inside the range of Tijuca’s Forest, the biggest urban forest of the world. Working studios and exhibition space stand in a historical building, in the heart of the city of Rio, one of the most populous municipalities in the Americas.

Within 10 to 20 minutes you can ride between these places, or to the beach.

EV_LARGO means business, but also relaxation and delight. Ready for the time of your life?



Ladeira do Ascurra, 55
Rio de Janeiro – RJ


Rua Luís de Camões, 2 – Sobrado
Rio de Janeiro – RJ