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To raise money with our Kickstarter campaign and to continue the opportunity to bring artists for our social and environmental projects, we have asked the current and former residents and our artist friends to answer our call for help and donate some of their work. Big thanks to Pelucas, VEXTA, Aaron Glasson, Ercilia Cepeda, Chinzah, […]
Out of all our past guests at the residence, I think Maris was the guy who took the whole Gorila-thing the most seriously – since he has left our daily banana consumption has noticeably reduced. Well, also there is less ‘YES, YES, YES’ sounds around and no one represents the Gorila team in early sunrise […]
I was just about to start writing a story about this guy, when he called me dressed like gorilla and asked: “will you feed me with bananas?” Pelucas has this childish fluffy humour, that reminds others that they are taking life too serious. He speaks through his artworks, through jokes and even clothes he is […]
This video has no filters or color correction applied to it. It was shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. 2 pm was the perfect time to jump into the waters of the cenote, which is located only 5 minutes from Residencia Gorila and 35°C. During that specific week in the summer the cenote […]
Today we launched this brief explanatory video about our ongoing Lionfish Project. We showed it at the first lionfish hunting and cooking competition in Tulum. This is the first of many such events in Tulum. Stay tuned and, even better, come take part in our Lionfish Project.
Poncho is the one who started all this mess. His art of persuading could make the lady Death change her mind after showing up, and he is one main power that makes the Residence full of artists and life. His biggest inspiration is seeing others being inspired!
Elfic lady from Latvia…
If Māris is running around with camera and asking others not to move for 30 seconds, it means its full moon. We suspect that one morning a mermaid jumped on him during his daily swim, but he refuses to talk about it and spends his days editing.
Ale learned English in 4 months to escape from death – apparently she breathes through speaking. While her communication power attracts artists to residency, her hands are free to cut hair and make the best Chai tea outside India.
As Pelucas himself says, his most passionate fans are kids. Maybe because of his Mikey shirt, maybe because his art and his non-stop jokes are quite strong reminder that rest of us are taking life too serious.
Since Vexta once lived together with snake and bat family, our company sometimes was too usual for her. But when she decided to stay with us and open a restaurant ‘Freckles’, she was announced as one of the 15 best women in street art so we let her back in the streets!
Chahrazed Guez Guez
Chahrazed’s multicultural identity compliments her multitasking personality. She will sacrifice all herself for that one… or two… or three ideas in her head. Even if that head is upside down while she headstands in the snow.
Aaron’s art is equally as beautiful as his personality. Despite the fact that Ocean almost killed Aaron while he was hunting lionfish 30m deep, with his art Aaron is tirelessly helping conserve Ocean. So Ocean definitely can feel much safer by having this guy at his side.
Celeste likes to play guitar on our rooftop totally naked and lives in constant surprise about the world around her. Really?! Yes! But at the end we are the surprised ones after seeing her artworks done. Even if it’s a portrait on someone’s knee (true story).
In the beginning Felix became a master of killing painfully biting tabanos, and only then in the peace he was able to become a master designer who perfectly communicates residency ideas of sharing this place, this planet and this Universe.