LEA is a 200sqm space dedicated to creation and interaction between artists, galleries, curators and patrons. The LEA residencies are designed to generate this approach with artists, gallery owners or curators who want to come to Madrid and connect with the LEA artistic community, both in its creative way using the laboratories together with other LEA artists, and in its more social format, maturing concepts, and weaving dissemination networks within the community of LEA cultural agents.
- Labs and FULL TIME area
The laboratories are the space where resident artists create their work. In the laboratories all the space and tools are shared, so the resident artists will be able to move around the laboratory according to their needs at all times. The artist who is enjoying a artist residency FULL TIME will also have their own area in the laboratory (not shared) of about 10sqm, where they can expand and store their work until the end of their residency.
The laboratories have a total area of 110sqm for a maximum of 10 artists, natural overhead and diffuse light (does not generate shadows or reflections), a height of 6 meters, a large sink to wash brushes, bathrooms with a shower , storage area for each resident artist, lockers. The available facilities also include the following furniture and tools:
Large 150x150 tables with smooth surface
Easels of different heights
Simple trestle tables, chairs and stools adjustable in height
Continuous paper dispenser with guillotine
Carpenter benches with screw
Telescopic Disc Miter Saw
Bench grinder with two discs
Iron table and inverter welder
Ribbon Iron Cutting Machine
Industrial vacuum cleaner
Mechanical hand tools such as radials and jigsaws
Small tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, hammers, meters, files, rasps...
- Exhibition room
LEA´s exhibition room is a beautiful rectangular space with 3.4m high white walls, a polished concrete floor and a glass front with natural light. Includes Wi-Fi, two adjustable lighting circuits (monorail spotlights and neutral led tube), hangers around the perimeter and a ceiling projector with 3 meters of 16: 9 projection width and connection via HDMI from table, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. In this space, the resident artist will be able to test his exhibition montages before presenting them to a gallery or take photographs of his pieces in a professional setting.
One of the most pampered areas of LEA is the library, with contemporary art books divided into: photography, video art and digital art, painting, drawing and engraving, sculpture, performance and installation. And each of these is also classified into monographs, group catalogs, essays, artist's books or others. The library is nourished by donations from museums, foundations and private contributions who support this archive of knowledge. It is especially valuable for resident artists who can use it as a source of inspiration and reference.
- Living / Meeting Room
Adjacent to the showroom there is an industrial style living room with raw concrete pillars, walls and floors. This space is designed for social life among resident artists or between them and patrons, gallery owners, curators... In short, itis a cozy space to chat, read or take a break from work. It also has a kitchenette with a fridge, coffee maker and microwaves.
LEA is adapted for people with reduced mobility.