CIAntifascistas (Centro de Investigaciones Antifascistas - Anti-fascist Research Center) is a non-profit run-artist space, under the legal umbrella of the Fundación START (Society, Technology & Arts Foundation).

CIAntifascistas is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and directed by the artist Roberto Jacoby.

Formerly known as CIA (Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas - Artistic Research Center), the original program has be relaunched in 2019 as CIAntifascistas after more than 10 years of CIA's intense activities to continue adjusting to the needs of the new times without forgetting its initial objectives and expanding to new social-artistic horizons.

CIAntifascistas is a new beginning now broadly reoriented to reflections and actions around the fascism-antifascism tension in current life forms.

Since its birth in 2009 CIA has been a crossroads between artists and thinkers from different parts of the world, especially Latin America. 

CIAntifascistas brings together projects of all artistic and social studies genres with an emphasis on those that exceed the boundaries between practices, genres and media, artistic and extra-artistic materials; those who propose new forms of production, exhibition and exchange; those who expand the notions of publicworkauthor, fascism/anti-fascism tension and anti-fascist practices and those others which explore broader social contexts than the institutionalized artistic scene.

An extensive program of courses, workshops, seminars, presentations and conferences by artists and researchers around theoretical, historical and poetic issues has been carried out for more than ten years.

Visual artists, narrators, poets, performers, musicians, philosophers, architects, designers, filmmakers, historians, psychoanalysts, technologists, theater people and other disciplines of art and knowledge converge in our space. 


It all started more than ten years ago in response to the needs of artists. CIA was founded in 2009 by artists Graciela Hasper, Roberto Jacoby and Judi Werthein as Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas and over the time CIA has been mutating to CIAntifascistas.

A brief history: In the begining of 2006, during the International Residence for Argentine Artists (RIAA), Judi Werthein proposed the idea of a pedagogic experience and these three artists engaged in an exhaustive discussion on art education. Since then, they investigated a number of teaching models and possible education environments. It took three years to analyze and find the means to realize a project that would establish a dialogue that could go beyond disciplinary and geographical frontiers. By the middle of 2009, CIA's infrastructure and project launch plans were in place.

The development and continuity of this project depends on the engagement of artists, scholars, cultural private and public institutions and enterprises, as well as philanthropic organizations and individuals.

In 2011 Gachi Hasper declined her duties as one of the directors to devote herself to her personal projects.

A few years later, by 2014, Judi Werthein declined her participation in the direction of the CIA after more than four years of intense and creative work.

To sum it all up: Throughout our history as a run-artist space we have been walking the path from CIA to CIAntifascistas, a new rebirth for the new needs of a new era always keeping up with the urgent times.


CIA 2019

Executive Director
Roberto Jacoby
Creative Planner
Kiwi Sainz
International Relations
Syd Krochmalny

Florencia Hipolitti

CIAntifascistas Program 2019 Coordinators

July: Mariela Scafati

August: Marie Bardet

September: Gerardo Jorge

October: Juan Laxagueborde

November: Santiago Villanueva

START FOUNDATION (Society, Technology & Arts)

START President
Sebastián Gordin

START Secretary
Mariela Scafati

START Treasurer
Cecilia Sainz