I want to share my resent experience with Arquetopia residency .
I came to Arquetopia residency on January 17 and on the second day develop cold like symptoms and was ask to do a Covid test ,which nobody ask me before I arrived as well as my vaccination record.Just for my records I did a test back in US and it was negative .This time in Mexico my test was positive ,which makes me think that I got infected from the residency staff ,but they refuse to give me their records.
I was waking up at 11:30 pm to let me know that I have to leave residency by 9am next day to isolate and because I have no place to go they evacuate me in apartment without hot water ,non working stove in the bad neighborhood, consider that my spanish is very basic.
I think isolation was possible at the residency ,because I have a separate entrance from the street and private bathroom and I propose that to Chris Davis.No answer!
In five days I was in isolation none of people from Arquetopia call me and ask about my health and condition, not to mention that I have to pay for the apartment and to buy food.
At the end of fifth day I got an email from Chris Davis saying that my residency is terminated without refund!
Since that nobody from Arquetopia answer my emails or phone calls .
I manage to rent an apartment in Oaxaca for another week and took couple natural dyeing workshops ,but have to change my air ticket and fly back a week earlier than it was planned because of shortage of money.
I’m back in US and still can’t believe that you can be treated like this!Make sure to spread a word about Arquetopia and let people know how they treat artists.