While Mexican food is probably more associated with Britney Spears’ infamously dark Taco Bell days than art, El Paso in east London is set to change that.
The space was given a total overhaul by Aberrant Architecture in November, and has since become a space where designers and artists can work, natter, eat and drink.
To extend this feeling of creative bonhomie, El Paso is looking for an artist in residence to work in their large window space.
It’s hoped that a young group of artists or designers can use the space to work in, not only giving themselves free publicity, but also making El Paso show the world just what a hip, happening and funky joint it really is.
If you become the El Paso artist in residence, you’ll not only get to work in a large window space slap bang in the middle of Old Street (look! we didn’t say ’trendy Shoreditch!’); but you’ll get discounts on your food and bar bill, as well as locker space.
Your work will be on display in the space, and you’ll be quite literally on top of the exhibitions, talks and networking opportunities of the Gopher Hole gallery space below El Paso.
The artist, company or collective will be expected to use the space for about two to three days a week, for a period of about eight to 12 weeks.Artists working in any medium can apply, though the restrictions of the space, and the fact it is situated within a restaurant, must be taken into account.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of yourself and your collective or company, and outlining your availability.