The chain launched its Artist In Residence (AIR) programme back in 2014 in New York, turning rooms into studios and allowing artists to create a range of work within them. Previous participants have included musician and Hot Chip vocalist Alexis Taylor, writer and artist Leanne Shapton and designer Cali DeWitt.
Having paused during the pandemic, Ace is re-launching AIR in eight locations worldwide: Brooklyn, Kyoto, LA, New Orleans, Palm Springs, Sydney and Toronto. Each is set up in partnership with local collectives and organisations – many with longstanding histories and a reputation for identifying some of the most promising new creatives.
Four artists will be invited each year and allowed to stay for 30 days to soak up the local atmosphere and create work for exhibition in the hotel. The residencies run at different times of the year, depending on location – Ace’s website has the full details.