Residences Program

The PAOS residency program invites artists (national and international) to live and work at the José Clemente Orozco Workshop Museum for 4 weeks.


This program offers artists total creative freedom and encourages the permeability of the environment as part of the research processes. Each artist makes an intervention at the José Clemente Orozco Workshop Museum, and explores the nature of their own work in the current artistic context. At the end, he opens a study where he shares his process and results to the public.


Open Archive Program

Open Archive is a program of stays for individual or collective projects, dedicated to the exploration of archive methodologies, memory construction, documentation, editing, and about editorial work, the artist's book, the library and its historicity.


Open Archive has 4 resident projects per year, which propose a socialization device whose central axis is the opening of a space for discussion and meeting.


Virtual Program

PAOS GDL opens lines of dialogue and thought aimed at questioning the way in which we build our closeness, empathy and support with others. For us it is very important to ask ourselves how we can share ideas and work on healing and self-care. 

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Displaced Artistic Practices Program

Displaced Artistic Practices (PAD), is an international seminar in six modules, aimed at artists and creators from different disciplines interested in acquiring tools that allow them to enrich and expand their work and research methodologies.


PAD takes place at PAOS GDL in deferred sessions and its main objective is to detect the interdisciplinary displacement of artistic practices and offer, from a critical perspective, tools for the discussion and development of artistic projects related to the production of art objects, but also related to education, curation, writing and management.


PAD was designed and managed by Lorena Peña Brito in collaboration with Ramón Mateos.


PAD is:


  • Encourage dialogue between creators of different disciplines, about their historical, socio-cultural and political context; on contemporary artistic practice and on his own creative endeavors.


  • Respond to the expansion of the field of action of artists and creators of different disciplines and the search for displacement, expansion, and diversification of contemporary artistic practice in the west of the country.


  • Encourage reflective and self-critical practice among its participants. Promote writing about art and culture and explore the different possibilities of critical work.


  • Trigger the analysis of the context in which the artistic work is worked and articulated.


  • Recognize other possibilities for the publication, presentation, circulation and interpretation of artistic objects.



CRUCE is a professional plan that allows us to strengthen our link with independent spaces and to internationalize the educational scheme through exchanges by open call for local artists of all backgrounds.


FUNES Program



FUNES seeks the construction of memory on the history of recent art in the city (2000 - present), emerged within a discussion with different agents of contemporary art in Guadalajara.


In 2018 FUNES was formed and activated in the mezzanine of the house and the following year it passed into the hands of LATERAL, who continue to collect, compile and activate the archive.



Summer courses for girls and boys between 7 and 14 years old coordinated and designed by Juana Díaz. Includes visits to artists' studios and different types of spaces dedicated to contemporary art where they have the opportunity to meet both the creators and those who direct these sites; as well as becoming creative producers in workshops on artistic creation and thought.


AIKIDO Program

AIKIDO is a platform for dialogue and exchange between students of art, art history and related degrees, self-taught and emerging creators.


AIKIDO consists of sessions designed as critical accompaniment where researchers and young artists have the opportunity to draw a series of collective responses to exercises and questions that allow them to analyze the singularities of their context, history and production.