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Zócalo Apartments Introduces Artist-in-Residency Program

July 2019

Zócalo Apartments in Houston named Ileana Yordan as Program Director for its newly established Zócalo Artist-In-Residency Program (ZAIR), launching this summer.

Zócalo Apartments is the first residential property in Houston to create an artist in residence program at its apartment community. The groundbreaking program provides no-cost housing and exhibition space for emerging and established Texas-based visual artists selected by an expert panel of local curators and artists.

A one-year and two six-month residencies are offered annually. The three selected artists will have the opportunity for art shows on Zócalo Apartments’ 10-acre Spring Branch campus and the freedom to create site-specific installations designed to engage with Zócalo’s residents and the greater Houston arts community.

Yordan (pictured) was most recently Gallery Manager at Houston’s Catherine Couturier Gallery and she holds a Master’s in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston. 

Yordan is joining Zócalo Apartments as it is nearing completion of its $10 million renovations. Zócalo’s colorful exterior and lush landscaping are already a distinct presence in the heart of Spring Branch’s renaissance.

“Zócalo Apartments is designed to be a creative community making it the perfect place for an artist-in-residence program,” Yordan said. “I look forward to engaging with the Houston art community as we launch this groundbreaking effort.”